Annual Battle of the Bulge Commemoration Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville PA
By unit vote we dedicated 2018's event as field training during the Friday tactical while using Saturday for PAF training. Of course we forgot to take pictures on Friday as we were a little busy, Saturday however our war correspondent Darragh was on hand to photographically document our various evolutions in the barracks. Here we are donning the blue in front of our PAF flag.
Our topics were mainly basic refresher training. The day's courses consisted of; 305 Squadron unit history PAF/RAF rank structure & specialty ratings Friendly vs Foe aircraft identification Typical crew composition and responsibilities for Wellington, B-25 & Mosquito aircraft RAF flight gear
We were fortunate to have the 2nd barracks floor available for training this year
The flight gear class was especially interesting. Here two unit "volunteers" were dressed comparing early and mid to late war gear. SqdrnLdr Moore provided all the gear and went over the equipment piece by piece while dressing our crew members.
Here we compare the observer harness and seat pack. Both would've been worn by Mosquito crew.
Amid a brisk chill Saturday evening we lower our colours for the weekend. Afterwards we ate dinner at Funck's and off to the USO dance to trip the light fantastic until falling asleep on our feet by 22:00.