Differences between Mechanics, Fitters and Riggers in RAF & Commonwealth air forces WW2?

chris ballance

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What is the difference between mechanics, fitters, and riggers in terms of the RAF and related Commonwealth air forces? Is there a good source that breaks down all the ground crew roles in a squadron?

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MikeMeech

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What is the difference between mechanics, fitters, and riggers in terms of the RAF and related Commonwealth air forces? Is there a good source that breaks down all the ground crew roles in a squadron?

thanks in advance
Hi
Attached is some background from the WW2 publication 'ABC of the RAF' (2nd Edition) by Sir John Hammerton:
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For particular types of squadron you will need the official establishments, I can't help you there, I only have establishments for two seat squadrons for 1916 and 1917.

Mike
 

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Hi
Attached is some background from the WW2 publication 'ABC of the RAF' (2nd Edition) by Sir John Hammerton:
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For particular types of squadron you will need the official establishments, I can't help you there, I only have establishments for two seat squadrons for 1916 and 1917.

Mike
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