RAF Training Command

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RAF Training Command
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Command crest
Active 1936–1940
1968–1977
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Air Force
Type Command
Role Air Training
Garrison/HQ Buntingsdale Hall, Market Drayton (1936-1940)
Shinfield Park, Reading (1968-1977)
Motto(s) Terra Caeloque Docemus (We teach on Land and in the Air)[1]

Training Command was the RAF's command responsible for flying and ground training from 1936 to 1940 and again from 1968 to 1977. Training Command was formed from Inland Area on 1 May 1936 and absorbed into RAF Support Command on 13 June 1977.[2] From 27 May 1940 to 1 June 1968, Training Command did not exist as its functions were split into Flying Training Command and Technical Training Command.[2]

On initial formation or from 1936 the Command appears to have directed Nos 20, 21, 23, 24, and No. 26 Group RAF. No. 23 Group was transferred to Training Command on 1 May 1936. It was then transferred again to Flying Training Command on 27 May 1940. It was reabsorbed into Training Command in 1968 and disbanded on 2 May 1975.[3]

Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief[edit]

Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief included:[2]

1936 to 1940[edit]

1968 to 1977[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leslie Gilbert Pine: "A Dictionary of Mottoes", 1983, Routledge, ISBN 0-7100-9339-X
  2. ^ a b c Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - RAF Home Commands formed between 1936 - 1938
  3. ^ Air of Authority