Archibald Steele’s Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot’s Flying Log Book



Archibald Steele’s Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot’s Flying Log Book


Flight Sergeant Archibald Steele’s Flying Log Book as a pilot and flight engineer from 20th April 1943 to 10th September 1945. Flying training started with 19 Elementary Flying Training School then at 12 and 36 Service Flying Training Schools in Canada. June 1994 saw a posting to No. 2 PRC in England. Further training at 12 Advanced Flying Unit.
In December 1944 he completed a flight engineer’s course at No. 4 School of Technical Training changing role from pilot to flight engineer. Posted to 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit.
Posted to 106 Squadron for operations in March 1945 and then in May to the Pathfinder Training Unit.

Served at RCAF Virden, RCAF Brandon, RCAF Penhold, RAF Woodley, RAF Spitalgate, RAF St. Athan, RAF Wigsley, RAF Metheringham, RAF Warboys.

Aircraft flown were Tiger Moth, Cessna Crane, Anson, Oxford, Magister, Lancaster I, Lancaster III.

With 106 Squadron he flew 6 bombing operations (4 night and 2 day) to Bohlen, Wesel, Farge, Plzeň, Flensburg and Tønsberg.
He also flew 2 Operation Exodus (Rheine) and 1 Cook's Tour.
His pilot on all operations was Flying Officer Page.



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