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Offline doddsie4

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WW2 aircrew brevet
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 20:56 BST (UK) »
The attached photo is of my father's brother and I have only just noticed that he is wearing what I believe (after investigating it) is an "Aircrew Brevet").    I know that he flew in Lancaster bombers over Germany, but can anyone tell me what this badge means?      The badge appears to have AG on it.       Anyone know if you had to make a fixed number of flights before you qualified for the badge he is wearing?     
 
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Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 July 18 21:10 BST (UK) »
He's an Air Gunner.

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Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 July 18 22:57 BST (UK) »
It's actually a "Half Brevet"
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Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:06 BST (UK) »
Ady,
           Wow!    That's fantastic.    He goes away, way up in my estimation now....           
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Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 July 18 11:43 BST (UK) »
You were awarded your brevet at the end lf your initial flying training and before your operational conversion and well before you flew "ops".

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Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 July 18 12:11 BST (UK) »
Hi there, can you tell us anymore about his service, where he trained etc. ??

Would be interesting to many including myself.

I lost an Uncle who was a rear gunner on Lancasters.

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Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« Reply #6 on: Monday 16 July 18 12:31 BST (UK) »
My father was an Air Gunner.  To get some idea of the training involved see here.  https://wallyswar.wordpress.com/gunnery-course/