Catalogue description Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Flying Training Command and Technical Training Command: Registered Files and Reports

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Reference: AIR 32
Title: Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Flying Training Command and Technical Training Command: Registered Files and Reports

Administrative and organizational records of Flying Training Command and Technical Training Command, which together were responsible for RAF training. Included are files on the training of special agents and medical organization, statistical summaries, syllabuses, reports and papers of the Empire Air Armament and Navigation School, reports of the Operational Research Section and the Research Branch prepared for the Military Scientific Adviser, files relating to the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen in 1953 and a history of No 2 Radio School, RAF Yatesbury. Most files post-date 1945.

Date: 1939-1994
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: TC and other file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Air Ministry, Flying Training Command, 1940-1964

Air Ministry, Technical Training Command, 1940-1964

Ministry of Defence, Flying Training Command, 1964-1968

Ministry of Defence, Technical Training Command, 1964-1968

Physical description: 504 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1971 Ministry of Defence

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Training Command developed out of the Inland Area of the RAF at home, and became Training Command on 4 July 1936. On 27 May 1940 the Command was split into two; Flying Training Command and Technical Training Command.

Flying Training Command was responsible for aircrew training and selection of all candidates for such training.

The main functions of Technical Training Command were administrative, engineering, signals and recruit training. Another task was the reception and despatch of drafts and reinforcements to and from overseas. Units such as hospitals and the RAF depot at Uxbridge came under Technical Training Command's control together with responsibility for RAF Regiment training.

Technical Training Command was amalgamated with Flying Training Command on 1 June 1968 to form a revived Training Command. This Command in turn was disbanded in 1977 and its functions absorbed by RAF Support Command.

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