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    Default Free Gunnery Trainer

    Heres whats left of RAF Penrhos,s example from the site plans its BLG No 223, AM No 7316/42, still in reasonable condition
    minus the roof though


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    Free Gunnery Trainer at RAF Great Dunmow, Essex - 19 August 2011

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    Free Gunnery Trainer at Boxted, Essex - 26 June 2011


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    Chipping Ongar, Essex - 19 October 2009


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    Great Massingham, Norfolk - 8 December 2009


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    Tholthorpe - Drg No. 7316/42 - 13th July 2011



    Is the one at Grimsby (Waltham) still up, next to the T2?

    Chris

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    Default Re: Free Gunnery Trainer

    Any chance of photos of the typical original internal equipment ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    Any chance of photos of the typical original internal equipment ?
    And a quick description of what Free Gunnery Training is...?

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    Matching airfields FGT was first used as a store for bagged cement while the airfield was being built. It was one of, if not the first building to be erected.
    Source: 834th EAG history.

    Still in situ..
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.78....8&r=0&src=msl

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    Default Re: Free Gunnery Trainer

    Quote Originally Posted by YellowPinkie View Post
    And a quick description of what Free Gunnery Training is...?
    A device for training gunners in Free Gunnery, usually involving projected footage of aircraft.

    A quick google reveals this American leviathan ! http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/waller04.htm

    But I've always wondered exactly what mechanism was in the British version....something slightly less monsterous perhaps ?

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