World War II R A F Pilot’s Account
53 Squadron. O.T.U. Kirton-in-Lyndsey
September 1943 was spent at RAF Kirton-in-Lyndsey Lincolnshire, flying Miles Master 1 & 11 and Spitfire 1 & 11 engaging in more training exercises
At the end of this posting total flying hours on Spitfires = Hrs 72.25
No 2 T.E.U. Balado Bridge Kinross Scotland
Opened as a satellite to Grangemouth, No. 58 OTU training fighter pilots with Spitfires. 10/43, Renamed 2 Tactical Exercise Unit.
The OTU was renamed 2 Tactical Exercise Unit on October 17 1943 under 2 Combat Training Wing. There was by now a temporary surplus of trained fighter pilots and the aim was to give as much experience of air warfare as possible whilst they were being held in reserve. No.2 TEU disbanded on June 25 1944 and the airfield was then used for storage by Maintenance Command.
PQ coded Spitfires of 58 OTU in 1942,
renamed No 2 Tactical Exercise Unit
R.A.F. Grangemouth Scotland