RAF Torquay [entry point]


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.

Artwork                            Text
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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“RAF Torquay [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5722.

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