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No.34 Operational Training Unit
1 June 1942-19 May 1944
Nominal Roll Of Pupils

  • Course 1  
    • Pilots (8 June 1942-11 September 1942)
    • Observers (8 June 1942-11 September 1942)
    • Wireless Operators/ Air Gunners (8 June 1942-11 September 1942)
  • Course 2  
    • Pilots (20 July 1942-10 October 1942)
    • Observers (20 August 1942-10 October 1942)
    • Wireless Operators/ Air Gunners (20 July 1942-10 October 1942)
  • Course 3 "A" Squad
    • Pilots (17 August 1942-6 November 1942)
    • Navigators (3 September 1942-6 November 1942)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (17 August 1942-6 November 1942)
    • Air Gunner (ca 28 September 1942-6 November 1942)
  • Course 3 "B" Squad
    • Pilots (17 August 1942-10 November 1942)
    • Navigators (3 September 1942-10 November 1942)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (17 August 1942-10 November 1942)
    • Air Gunners (ca 28 September 1942-10 November 1942)
  • Course 4 
    • Pilots (14 September 1942-11 December 1942)
    • Navigators (28 September 1942-11 December 1942)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (14 September 1942-11 December 1942)
    • Air Gunners (ca26 October 1942-11 December 1942) 
  • Course 5
    • Pilots (12 October 1942-22 January 1943)
    • Navigators (ca28 October 1942-22 January 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (12 October 1942-22 January 1943)
    • Air Gunners (23 November 1942-22 January 1943)
  • Course 6
    • Pilots (9 November 1942-12 February 1943)
    • Navigators (23 November 1942-12 February 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (9 November 1942-12 February 1943)
    • Air Gunners (ca30 December 1942-12 February 1943)
  • Course 7
    • Pilots (7 December 1942-12 March 1943)
    • Navigators (30 December 1942-12 March 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (7 December 1942-12 March 1943)
    • Air Gunners (24 January 1943-12 March 1943)
  • Course 8
    • Pilots (9 January 1943-9 April 1943)
    • Navigators (24 January 1943-9 April 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (9 January 1943-9 April 1944)
    • Air Gunners (22 February 1943-9 April 1943)
  • Course 9
    • Pilots (8 February 1943-30 April 1943)
    • Navigators (22 February 1943-30 April 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (8 February 1943-30 April 1943)
    • Air Gunners (22 March 1943-30 April 1943)
  • Course 10
    • Pilots (8 March 1943-28 May 1943)
    • Navigators (22 March 1943-28 May 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (8 March 1943-28 May 1943)
    • Air Gunners (19 April 1943-28 May 1943)
  • Course 11
    • Pilots (5 April 1943-25 June 1943)
    • Navigators (19 April 1943-25 June 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (5 April 1943-25 June 1943)
    • Air Gunners (16 May 1943-25 June 1943)
  • Course 12
    • Pilots (3 May 1943-24 July 1943)
    • Navigators (17 May 1943-24 July 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (3 May 1943-24 July 1943)
    • Air Gunners (13 June 1943-24 July 1943)
  • Course 13
    • Pilots (31 May 1943-20 August 1943)
    • Navigators (ca14 June 1943-20 August 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (31 May 1943-20 August 1943)
    • Air Gunners (28 June 1943-20 August 1943)
  • Course 14
    • Pilots (14 June 1943-3 September 1943)
    • Navigators (28 June 1943-3 September 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (14 June 1943-3 September 1943)
    • Air Gunners (12 July 1943-3 September 1943)
  • Course 15
    • Pilots (28 June 1943-17 September 1943)
    • Navigators (12 July 1943-17 September 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (28 June 1943-17 September 1943)
    • Air Gunners (26 July 1943-17 September 1943)
  • Course 16
    • Pilots (12 July 1943-8 October 1943)
    • Navigators (26 July 1943-8 October 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (12 July 1943-8 October 1943)
    • Air Gunners (8 August 1943-8 October 1943)
  • Course 17
    • Pilots (26 July 1943-18 October 1943)
    • Navigators (8 August 1943-18 October 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (26 July 1943-18 October 1943)
    • Air Gunners (23 August 1943-18 October 1943)
  • Course 18
    • Pilots (8 August 1943-1 November 1943)
    • Navigators (23 August 1943-1 November 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (8 August 1943-1 November 1943)
    • Air Gunners (6 September 1943-1 November 1943)
  • Course 19
    • Pilots (23 August 1943-14 November 1943)
    • Navigators (6 September 1943-14 November 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (23 August 1943-14 November 1943)
    • Air Gunners (20 September 1943-14 November 1943)
  • Course 20
    • Pilots (6 September 1943-2 December 1943)
    • Navigators (20 September 1943-2 December 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (6 September 1943-2 December 1943)
    • Air Gunners (4 October 1943-2 December 1943)
  • Course 21
    • Pilots (20 September 1943-10 December 1943)
    • Navigators (4 October 1943-10 December 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (20 September 1943-10 December 1943)
    • Air Gunners (18 October 1943-10 December 1943)
  • Course 22
    • Pilots (4 October 1943-23 December 1943)
    • Navigators (18 October 1943-23 December 1943)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (4 October 1943-23 December 1943)
    • Air Gunners (1 November 1943-23 December 1943)
  • Course 23
    • Pilots (18 October 1943-14 January 1944)
    • Navigators (1 November 1943-14 January 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (18 October 1943-14 January 1944)
    • Air Gunners (15 November 1943-14 January 1944)
  • Course 24
    • Pilots (1 November 1943-28 January 1944)
    • Navigators (15 November 1943-28 January 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (1 November 1943-28 January 1944)
    • Air Gunners (29 November 1943-28 January 1944)
  • Course 25
    • Pilots (15 November 1943-11 February 1944)
    • Navigators (29 November 1943-11 February 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (15 November 1943-11 February 1944)
    • Air Gunners (13 December 1943-11 February 1944)
  • Course 26
    • Pilots (29 November 1943-25 February 1944)
    • Navigators (13 December 1943-25 February 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (29 November 1943-25 February 1944)
    • Air Gunners (3 January 1944-25 February 1944)
  • Course 27
    • Pilots (13 December 1943-10 March 1944)
    • Navigators (4 January 1944-10 March 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (13 December 1943-10 March 1944)
    • Air Gunners (17 January 1944-10 March 1944)
  • Course 28
    • Pilots (3 January 1944-28 March 1944)
    • Navigators (17 January 1944-28 March 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (3 January 1944-28 March 1944)
    • Air Gunners (31 January 1944-28 March 1944)
  • Course 29
    • Pilots (17 January 1944-3 April 1944)
    • Navigators (31 January 1944-3 April 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (17 January 1944-3 April 1944)
    • Air Gunners (16 February 1944-3 April 1944)
  • Course 30
    • Pilots (31 January 1944-16 April 1944)
    • Navigators (16 February 1944-16 April 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (31 January 1944-16 April 1944)
    • Air Gunners (ca 4 March 1944-16 April 1944)
  • Course 31
    • Pilots (16 February 1944-22 April 1944)
    • Navigators (ca1 March 1944-22 April 1944)
    • Wireless Air Gunners (16 February 1944-22 April 1944)
    • Air Gunners (ca20 March 1944-22 April 1944)

13-8-1942: "The Station Commander flew in Ventura to YARMOUTH, N.S. with the C.I., W/Cmdr. N.W. TIMMERMAN, D.S.O., D.F.C., Chief Ground Instructor and Chief Armament Instructor to discuss with G/Capt. N.S. McGREGOR, D.F.C., the future movement of a detachment from this Unit, this being necessary owing to increased strength of aircraft, lack of hangar space and the necessary buildings for training. The question of detaching the Armament Flight was considered."
SOURCE: Daily Diary of No.34 Operational Training Unit (microfilm C12364).

20-8-1942: "It has been authorized that the Armament Training Flight be detached to R.A.F. Station, YARMOUTH temporarily pending the provisions of essential additional accommodation at PENNFIELD RIDGE. Today the advance party proceeded in accordance with Movement Order No.1 attached as Appendix 'B'. S/Ldr. J.A. McRAE, Senior Armament Office, proceeded by air to assume command of the Detachment. "
SOURCE: Daily Diary of No.34 Operational Training Unit (microfilm C12364).

29-8-1942: "The Armament Flight today moved to YARMOUTH together with No.1 Course pupils - see Movement Order No.3 (Appendix "C'). 57 Officers and Sergeants, members of aircrew, went by air in 11 Venturas, 1 Anson and 3 Lysanders, the remainder of the party proceeding by road and sea."
SOURCE: Daily Diary of No.34 Operationl Training Unit (microfilm C12364).

Movement Order No.1 - Plans to move Armament Training Flight from Pennfield Ridge to Yarmouth, NS (18 August 1942)
Movement Order No.1 - Appendix "A" (Advance Party) (20 August 1942)
Movement Order No.2 (Armament Training Flight & Course No.1)
Movement Order No.2 - Appendix "A" (Personnel Proceeding By Air) (29 August 1942)
Movement Order No.2 - Appendix "B" (Personnel Proceeding By Road And Sea) (29 August 1942)

Movement Order No.3 - Plans to move Course No.1 from Yarmouth, NS to Pennfield Ridge and move Course No.2 from Pennfield Ridge to Yarmouth, NS

30-4-1943: "The Armament Flight returned from detachment at Yarmouth."
SOURCE: Daily Diary of No.34 Operational Training Unit (microfilm C12364).

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