The training routes of the crew

Each member of a bomber crew was skilled in his own discipline, each member played a vital role in trying to ensure their efficiency, their accuracy and ultimately their survival.  Regardless of rank, the pilot was always "the skipper", his word, his command was law.  The bond that was intended to be established  early on in their entity as a unit at Operational Training Unit (OTU) was a key element in their existence, both on and off operations.

 Dissenting voices, antagonism or "square pegs in round holes" were usually quickly and efficiently dealt with by a "sacking" and replacement.

The following pages will deal with the training that each one received as far as my knowledge extends, though some "trades" are harder to discover, research and document than others, most notably bomb-aimers, however gaining knowledge is an ever and on-going process!