RAF Torquay [entry point]
RAF Torquay was located in Devon and comprised multiple hotels used for initial training by the RAF in Torquay and the surrounding area.
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Initial Training Wings (ITW) were located in the Torquay area where aircrew and other RAF recruits would spend 8-12 weeks receiving basic service training. 1 ITW was based in Babbacombe on the northern edge of Torquay and trained over 27,000 recruits. 3 ITW and 5 ITW were based in Torquay itself and trained 8,000 and 10,000 recruits respectively. 13 ITW was in Torquay from June 1941 to March 1944 and 21 ITW was in Torquay from May to September 1943.
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Map Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log Text. Diary
Moving image Text. Log book and record book
Photograph Text. Memoir
Physical object Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration Text. Service material
Sound Text. Training material
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