More information from the logbook pages

These pages might not seem important except for someone looking for information about pilots who got their training at No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands in the summer of 1942 like LAC McLean.

These are important also when we can put names on faces Walter Neil Dove forgot. Instructor Dove kept detailed records in his logbook when he was an instructor at No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands in 1942 and 1943.

I am sure he was a great instructor as well as a great Spitfire pilot.

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His grandson Greg keeps scanning for me and my readers his grandfather’s logbook.

Here are three more pages. Course 55 has ended and Course 63 is beginning.

Course 63 No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands

Course 63

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logbook Uplands page 5

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Course 63 started on September 2, 1942, and instructor Dove was in charge of four students. All were LACs (Leading Aircraftman).

Student pilots at No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands with their instructor Walter Neil Dove

They were LAC Middlemas from Aberdeen, Scotland; LAC McCullock from St. Albans, England; LAC Bruce Hooker from Bury, Quebec; LAC Harper from Vancouver, B.C.

Student pilots at No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands - Instructor Dove's four students

Student pilots Middlemas, Harper, Hooker, McCullock

Student pilot Middlemas was…

Just About The Best Student I Ever Had

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I wonder what happened to LAC Middlemas during the war who I can now identify on the group picture?

LAC Middlemas

I wonder why instructor Dove could not remember his name when he wrote all the names in the group picture?

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He should have remembered LAC Middlemas, Just About The Best Student I Ever Had

recruits Uplands 1 Middlemas

Uplands recruits on wings Middlemas

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