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Log Book Abreviations (Air Gunnery)

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10 years 11 months ago #30 by brianj
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Hi,
There are some abreviations in my Fathers log book while he was at Gunnery training school at Pembrey (No.1 AGS) in 1942. You can make guesses about some of them but others I am not sure of. Anyone out there have any ideas - here they are:
The following were recorded while flying in a Blenheim and were recorded in the "Duty" column
FR.G.G - 2 exercises of 100rds splash (sea)
FR.BEAM - 2 exercises of 100rds 1:4 tracer
K.G.I - 1 exercise 25ft
FR.REL.BEAM - 1 exercise 100rds 1:4 tracer
FR.O (or this could be a "Q").XOVER - 2 exercises 100rds 1:4 tracer
FR.V.T - 2 exercise 100rds 1:4 tracer

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10 years 11 months ago #311 by brianj
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Hi,
There are some abreviations in my Fathers log book while he was at Gunnery training school at Pembrey (No.1 AGS) in 1942. You can make guesses about some of them but others I am not sure of. Anyone out there have any ideas - here they are:
The following were recorded while flying in a Blenheim and were recorded in the "Duty" column
FR.G.G - 2 exercises of 100rds splash (sea)
FR.BEAM - 2 exercises of 100rds 1:4 tracer
K.G.I - 1 exercise 25ft
FR.REL.BEAM - 1 exercise 100rds 1:4 tracer
FR.O (or this could be a "Q").XOVER - 2 exercises 100rds 1:4 tracer
FR.V.T - 2 exercise 100rds 1:4 tracer

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Brian

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10 years 11 months ago #312 by Gary
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No but I know a man who would, I'll give George Wootton a shout, he's an ex air gunner and runs the Air Gunners Association for Toquay and Devon. Unless of course you are reading this George? Matt if you are reading this give George a poke :D
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10 years 10 months ago - 10 years 10 months ago #324 by Wimpy
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Hi Brian

I started a similar thread on The Lancaster forum

You might some answers in the post there

lancaster-archive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=620

K.G.I - 1 exercise 25ft probably refers to a gun camera exercise, the 25ft referring to the length of film taken

What aircraft was used for the training? My Dad did all his in an Anson (one dorsal turret) before going out to Palestine. I say this as I might be guessing that FR. may refer to the front turret?

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10 years 10 months ago #325 by brianj
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Thanks for that - I have had a look and will post any that are not explained. I have have registered for the site and am waiting for my confirmation.

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10 years 10 months ago #326 by Gary
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There is an abbreviations and acronyms page here on the site, I'll update it when I hear back from George (assuming he can assist).
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