WW2 RAF LOGS CONVOY ESCORT & ANTI - SUB' WARFARE
A very good training and late war convoy escort and anti - submarine warfare RAF log book belonging to F/O G.F. Cockburn.
Log opens with details of George Frederick Cockburn L.A.C. with subsequent additions to include promotion in rank and certification as first pilot of Oxford aircraft. Many signatures and dates being mainly 1943.
Log opens with training at 2 Air School Randfontein in Feb 1943.
Many entries detailing flights and training flight classes until April 1943, where LAC Cockburn transfers on a conversion course on Oxford’s to 21 Air School Kimberley.
Further training entirely in Oxfords until late August 1943 where LAC Cockburn qualifies as a pilot (above average) with the rank of Flt Sgt 4 / 9 / 43.
Transferred to 61 Air School George at the beginning of October 1943 for further training on Anson’s.
Transferred late April 1944 16 E.F.T.S Burnaston, with again more training in Tiger Moth’s. July 1944 transferred to 14 (P) A.F.U. Banff (Dallachy) with further co-ordinate training in Oxford’s.
July 1944 to No.1544 B.A.T. Flt Errol again on Oxford’s for further co-ordinate training.
Late October 1944 transferred to 202 Squadron flying Catalina’s as second pilot.
At this point Cockburn if flying operationally as second pilot on convoy escort duty and anti - submarine (Special Exercise) over the Atlantic and Irish Sea.
Transferred in July 1945 to 220 Squadron St David’s flying as second pilot in Liberators. Late August 1945 again in Liberators in the Far East.
Log closes in August 1945, being signed off by his C.O.
A very well filled out log, detailing this airman’s entire war service both as a trainee and an operational pilot.
During Flt Sgt’ Cockburn’s service has was promoted from the ranks to the rank of Flying Officer.
The cover of the log has been period covered with a canvas linen type material.
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