Fargo, Tilshead

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by DPas, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. DPas

    DPas Member


    Does anyone know of any accounts or detailed descriptions, in books or other, of the initial training that gilder pilots went through at Fargo/Tilshead?

    Edit: Any other materials of other parts of GP training would be welcome also!

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  2. Lindsay Aspin

    Lindsay Aspin Senior Member

    Hello Dave,

    I know from Dad's letters that he trained at Tilshead: however, my mother kept the following cutting from the News Chronicle dated Saturday, October 21st, 1944 ! ... whether Mum did this because Dad took part, I'm afraid I'll never know ...

    Attached Files:

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  3. DPas

    DPas Member

    Thanks Lindsay
  4. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron


    There is some information on the GPR Depot at Fargo Camp, Tilshead in Mike Peter's book, "Glider Pilots in Sicily".

    Glider Pilots in Sicily - Google Books

    Peter Boyle talks about his experience at Tilshead and the flight training that was to follow starting at reel 3 in an IWM interview:

    Peter Boyle - IWM Interview

    Regards ...
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  5. DPas

    DPas Member

    Thanks Cee

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