Letter to David Donaldson from D Worrad

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Letter to David Donaldson from D Worrad

Description

Complains about being misled on the content of their conversion course and new engineering practice which has resulted in little flying. Says they could complete the course in half the time if they were allowed to return to Foulsham

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-01-02

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Three page handwritten letter

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EWorradDDonaldsonDW450102

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[inserted] 12A[/inserted]
R.A.F. Station
Marston Moor
nr. York
2.1.45
Dear Sir,
Do you mind if I have a quiet 'bitch'? Not exactly a 'bitch' but I would like to let you know the full facts of our conversion which you may or may not know.
When we left Foulsham we were led to believe that our course would only consist of circuits and bumps and then returning to Foulsham for our X-countries & other training. This we old the C.I. here & he informed us that he would look into it. Now[squiggle deleted] we are to do the full course with the exception of bombing.
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2/ That was not our only disappointment. On this station they have just adopted a new system of maintenance. This amazing system provides two aircraft per flight for local flying. If one of these kites goes U/S you may or may not get a replacement. F/S P[?]ayne and myself are the only ones who have flown so far. We each have one hour to our credit. The course minus bombing is going to take ten to twelve weeks.
The time wasted here is terrific of the three weeks here, the first one was take up in lectures and since then we have done practically nothing. Some crews do G.D duties like wood chopping and the navigators were on one occasion asked to scrub floors.
I am quite sure that we
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could complete the same number of hours in half the time if we could return to Foulsham. I realise that having us recalled may be out of your hands but I thought you ought to know these facts.
I hope I haven't bored you too much, Sir, but my chest is much clearer now.
The very best of luck for the New Year from the exiled boys of 192.
Yours truly
DWorrad F/O

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Citation

D Worrad, “Letter to David Donaldson from D Worrad,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 24, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15044.

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