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RAF training in USA

April 19 2007 at 11:28 AM
Glenn Kimmell  (Login stringbag)
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After 1941 the RAF sent pilots for training via BTS schools.

Locations in USA:

No.1 BFTS-Terrell, Texas
No.2 Lancaster, CA
N0.3 Miami, Oklahoma
No.4 Mesa, Arizona
No.6 Ponca City,Oklahoma


Know any more about this? Info welcomed

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Chris Kanca
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Florida, too

April 19 2007, 12:31 PM 

At least one school in Florida.

Here's a few reference books on the subject of RAF training within the US:

"Aircrew Unlimited" by John Golley, Patrick Stephens Limited 1993, ISBN 1 85260 243 0

'The Royal Air Force over Florida' by A M de Quesada, Arcadia Publishing 1998, 0 7524 1343 0

'RAF Wings over Florida' by Will Largent, Purdue University Press 2000, 1 55753 203 6

'The RAF in Arizona, Falcon Field, 1941-45, by Jim Dawson, Stenger-Scott Publishing 2002, 0 9719127 1 8

'The Royal Air Force in Texas' by Tom Killebrew, University of North Texas Press 2003, 1 57441 169 1

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Civvy schools too

April 19 2007, 2:33 PM 

A couple of the airline companies trained aircrew too, including Pan Am who trained navigators, including at least one Dambuster.

There was another company but can't recall the name (a long defunct outfit).

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Bill Cook
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FAA Also

April 26 2007, 4:51 PM 

Fleet Air Arm also trained in the US. Quite a few squadrons were based in Maine, at Sanford, Brunswick, and Bar Harbor. FAA headquarters in the USA was at Sanford, Maine and was officially called "HMS Saker". There were others stationed in Massachusetts and further south. Two of the chaps still reside at the bottom of Moosehead Lake, RIP.

Bill C

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