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Elementary Flying Training Schools

During World War II, the RAAF established twelve Elementary Flying Training Schools (EFTS) to meet the rapid demand for pilots in an expanding Air Force. Located in all states except the Northern Territory, these Flying Training Schools provided initial pilot training to students under the Empire Air Training Scheme. The locations of these schools were as follows:

•  No 1 EFTS - Parafield, South Australia and Tamworth, New South Wales;
•  No 2 EFTS - Archerfield, Queensland;
•  No 3 EFTS - Essendon, Victoria;
•  No 4 EFTS - Mascot, New South Wales;
•  No 5 EFTS - Narromine, New South Wales;
•  No 6 EFTS - Tamworth, New South Wales;
•  No 7 EFTS - Western Junction, Tasmania;
•  No 8 EFTS - Narrandera, New South Wales;
•  No 9 EFTS - Cunderdin, Western Australia;
•  No 10 EFTS - Temora, New South Wales;
•  No 11 EFTS - Benalla, Victoria; and
•  No 12 EFTS - Bundaberg and Lowood, Queensland.


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