Failure to pass meant immediate posting off the course. Many a man shed a tear even though an odd one or two tried to increase their ability with a double Scotch purchased out of the 30 shillings a fortnight pay.
It was nicknamed 'Going for a Burton', a phrase which later was used on the squadrons when referring to the non-return of a crew from an 'Op'.
ALAN F. C. HARROW
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