101 Air Gunnery School

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by daggers, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. daggers

    daggers Member

    I should be grateful for information about the location of this unit in May 1943, which I understand was part of a training command. A man named on a local memorial died while at the unit.


  2. daggers

    daggers Member

    Replying to my own query, I can now say that I had the wrong information, and it was 10 Air Gunnery School, not 101 which probably did not exist.

  3. PeteT

    PeteT Senior Member

    According to "FT and SU since 1912" by Ray Sturtivant, 10 AGS was based at Barrow at that time.


  4. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    No 10 Gunnery School was based at Barrow (Walney Island) in the North Scale area, structured within Flying Training Command and managed by No 25 Armament Group, located at RAF Market Drayton.

    The airfield was in military use from 1941-1946 with tarmac runways,three as standard,two at 1100 yards long and the main at 1300 yards long.No night flying conducted as airfield was thought to be not to be suitable.Apparently the airfield is still in use for non military flying.

    Compliment...over 2000 RAF and WRAF personnel in temporary accommodation.Seems to have had an abundance of temporary hangers...18 in all.

    Aircraft used by the unit...Anson and Martinet

    Have not cross checked with other material I might have.

  5. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

  6. daggers

    daggers Member

    Thank you all for very useful information. There is some good background there.


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