110 Pilot Course 

Passing out Parade programme for No. 110 Pilot Course 1956
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No.4 FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL
ROYAL AIR FORCE
WORKSOP

PASSING OUT PARADE
OF
NO. 110 PILOT COURSE

WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER, 1956

Reviewing Officer:
COLONEL ROLLIN M. WININGHAM, U.S.A.F.,
BASE COMMANDER 3928TH AIR BASE GROUP,
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STURGATE

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No. 4 Flying Training School was formed in Abu Sueir, Egypt on
XXXX 1921

The unit was equipped with Avro 504K aircraft and began training pilots
XXXX of about 80 a year on courses lasting nine months.

XXXX was at that time the only Royal Air Force flying training unit located
XXXX. The school operated continiously and without change until 1936, when
XXXX became that of training pilots on what were then advanced aircraft -
XXXX Hart biplanes.

XXXX the outbreak of war in September, 1939, the school moved to
XXXX, in Iraq, and to meet wartime expansion, increased its yearly output
XXXX to 300.

XXXX the spring of 1941, plans were made to close the school, but before
XXXX be put in to effect, a political upheaval and military revolt under
XXXXi took place in Iraq.  No. 4 Flying Training School was quickly
XXX into an opetational unit, its aircraft being adapted to carry guns and
XXXXd during the period April to June, played a major part in the batttles.
XXXXn the defeat of the insurgent forces.  In this time some 1,600 sorties
XXXX against the enemy, the aircraft being flown for the most part by pupil
XXXXith the end of the rebellion, the original No. 4 Flying Training School
Disbanded on the first day of July, 1941.

The school was reformed at Heany, South Rhodesia, on 3rd February
XXXX Xpart of the Rhodesian Air Training Scheme, and began training pilots
XXXXX standard on the Tiger Moth and Harvard aircraft.  With the closing down
XXXX Rhodesian Air Training Group, the school was disbanded on 26th January
XXXX.

XXXX1st June, 1954, the unit was reformed once again at Middleton-St.-
George and on 9th June 1956, the school moved to Worksop, where it
XXXX Meteor squadron of 211 F.T.S.  The unit, under the command of
Group Captain L. T. G. Barber O.B.E. A.F.C., is no made up of two Vampire
squadrons and one Meteor squadron.

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Station Commander    ...    ...    Grp. Capt. L. T. G. Barber O.B.E.
Station Adjutant ...    ...    ...    Flt Lt. K. A Valentine.
Officer Commanding Flying Wing.    Wg. Cdr. W. L. Farquharson D.F.C
Officer Commanding Admin. Wing. Wg. Cdr. C.E.R Tait O.B.E. D.F.C.
Officer Commanding H.Q. Sqn Sqn ... Ldr. K. Durbridge D.F.C.
Officer Commanding No.1 Sqn ...    Sqn. Ldr. J. P. Britton. 
Officer Commanding No.2 Sqn ...    Sqn. Ldr. G. F. Clark.
Officer Commanding No 3 Sqn ...    Sqn. Ldr. P. J. Murch.
Chief Ground instructor ...    ...    sqn. Ldr. D. M. Taylor, D.F.C.
Senior Air Traffic Control Officer. Sqn Ldr. B. Bainbridge, D.F.C.
Senior Equipment Officer ...    ...    R Wildish Eades, Esq.
Station Admin Officer ...    ...    Plt. Off. T. L. Gray.
Station Medical Officer ...    ...    Flt. Lt. S. B. Rosalki.

No 110 COURSE FLYING INSTRUCTORS

Sqn. Ldr. G. S. Chalmers (Squadron Commander until 31st March, 1956).
Sqn. Ldr. G. F. Clark (Squadron Commander from 1st April, 1956).
Flt. Lt. D. W. Lowe (Flight Commander)
Flt. Lt. R. J. Cutler (Course Commander).
Flt. Lt. T W Morris.
Flt Lt. C. C. R. Jolliffe.
Flt. Lt. D. Skidmore.
Fg.Off. R. F. Passfield.
Fg. Off. R. Rimington.
Fg. Off. W. A. Law.
F.S. L Adlington.

GROUND CREW INSTRUCTORS
Flt. Lt. C. Armstrong        Fg. Off. G. Mitchell
Flt. Lt. M. Webster          M. Sig K. J. Amos
Flt. Lt. K. J. Allen            F.S. A. W. Dale
Flt. Lt. D. J. J. Taylor       F.S. S. R. Walters
Flt. Lt.C. Spooner            Sgt. G. W. Heasman
Fg. Off. A. E. Pike           Ch.Tech R. Swift
Fg. Off. C. C. Biggar        Sgt J. V. Harris.

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A History of No.110 (Pilot) Course

The Course that is passing out today is the tenth course to complete
training with No. 4 Flying Training School under the Provost/Vampire
training scheme, and consists of 14 Regular and two National Service officers.

No. 110 (Pilot) Course began training on 17th February, 1955, at No. 1
Air Training Schoo, Kirton-in-Lindsey, with 19 students. During this stage,
1 student was suspended, and four students were re-coursed. From there it
moved to No. 2 Flying Training School, Hullavington, to commence the second
part of training.

At Hullavingston, the course gained a further eight students. During the
XXXX weeks of this phase of training, each student averaged 130 hours in the
Provost trainer. Ground instruction was given in subjects covering all aspects of
XXXX of training on the 18th January, 1956.

The Course reassembled at No. 4 Flying Training School, Middleton-
St-George, on the 2nd February, 1956, where they began a 36-week jet course
on Vampire T.11 and F.B.5 aircraft. On the 23rd June, 1956, the course moved
XXXX No. 4 Flying Training School to Royal Air Force, Worksop. During this
period of advance flying, one student was re-coursed, six joined from other
courses, and two were suspended. The remainder of the course is graduating
today having completed an average of more than 110 jet flying hours.  

In the Ground and Flying Training stages, the Corse has achieved
XXXXe results, the Course has had representatives in the Station rugby,
XXXX and hockey teams. Pilot officer Monson deserves special note in having
represented Flying Training Command at athletics, and on winning the Victor
XXXm on Station Sports Day.

The next stage of their training will prepare them to fly operational air-
XXXX before they join front-line squadrons in this country and overseas.





 
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