Before the Journey Begins

This is a most precious page in Flight Sergeant W.S. Hall’s log book. There is everything I need on it to find out when and where some photos were taken.W S Hall Service Record
Rongotai N.Z. 24-8-1940 to 2-9-1942 (2 years and 9 days)

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W S Hall black album page 19 group picture 1942

ITW Rotorua N.Z. 3-9-1942 to 15-10-1942 (I.T.W. is Initial Training Wing) (42 days)

EFTS Harewood N.Z 16-10-1942 to 1-1-1943 (E.F.T.S. is Elementary Flying Training School) (77 days)

SFTS Woodbourne N.Z 2-1-1943 to 7-5-1943 (S.F.T.S. is Special Flying Training School) (125 days)

No. 12 P.R.C. Brighton, England 8-7-1943 to 14-9-1943 (P.R.C. is Personnel Reception Centre) (69 days)

Flats Brighton City

Residential District Brighton

No. 6 PAFU Little Rissington, Glos 15-9-1943 to 7-2-1944 (P.A.F.U. is Pilots Advanced Flying Unit) (145 days)

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Little Rissington 1  600dpi.jpg

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No. 5 PDC Blackpool, Lancs 8-2-1944 to 19-2-1944 (No. 5 Personnel Despatch Centre) (11 days)

No. 1 ME. A.P. C. Jerusalem 8-3-1944 to 14-4-1944 (A.P.C. – Armament Practice Camp) (37 days)

76 O.T.U. Aqir 15-4-1944 to 16-7-1944 (O.T.U. is Operational Training Unit) (92 days)

22 P.T.C. Almaza, Cairo 17-7-1944 to 23-7-1944 (P.T.C. is Personnel Transit Centre) (6 days)

9 T.C. N. Mahir, India 26-7-1944 to 17-8-1944 (T.C. is transit camp) (22 days)

T.C Worli, Bombay, India 23-8-1944 to 9-9-1944 (T.C. is transit camp) (17 days)

Jungle School Self Preservation 10-9-1944 to 24-9-1944 (14 days)

3 RFU Poona, India 24-9-1944 to 4-12-1944 (R.F.U. is Refresher Flying Unit) (71 days)

1331 C.U. Risalpur, India 5-12-1944 to 3-3-1945 (C.U. is Conversion Unit) (88 days)

1331 C.U. Chaklala, India 4-3-1945 to 20-3-1945 (17 days)

1331 C.U. Gujrat, India 21-3-1945 to 6-5-1945 (46 days)

P.T.C Calcutta, India 6-5-1945 to 20-5-1945 (P.T.C. is Personnel Transit Centre) (14 days)

238 Squadron, Comilla 21-5-1945 to 9-8-1945 (111 days)

238 Squadron and 35 P.T.C. 10-8-1945 to 21-9-1945 (42 days)

238 Squadron (AUST) 24-10-1945 to 24-12-1945 (61 days)

Repat to N.Z. 24-12-1945

Discharged 27-4-1946


Stanley Hall probably left New Zealand for England via the United Stated in May 1943.

3 thoughts on “Before the Journey Begins

    1. No idea GP.
      However…
      What I think is that at the start of the war training would have been done at some local flying school. Could that man be the owner of that private flying school?

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