School of Land/Air Warfare

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The School of Land/Air Warfare was a Royal Air Force school based at Old Sarum in Wiltshire. Its purpose was to encourage greater co-operation between officers in the air and those on the ground.

History[edit]

The School was originally established at Old Sarum in 1920 as the School of Army Co-operation to provide training for air officers supporting troops on the ground.[1] This became the School of Air Support in 1945 when its remit was broadened to cover assistance by air in amphibious operations.[2] It was reformed again in May 1947, within No. 11 Group, as the School of Land/Air Warfare.[3] In March 1963 it merged with the Amphibious Warfare School (formerly based at Poole) to form the Joint Warfare Establishment.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World War One Airfield at Old Sarum, near Salisbury, Wiltshire". World War One cemeteries. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Offensive Support", Flight, FlightGlobal: 207, 29 August 1946, retrieved 6 June 2012 
  3. ^ a b "Establishments - Flying Schools and Colleges". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 6 June 2012.