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No. 76 Operational Training Unit RAF (76 OTU)
Active 1943-1945
Country Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Branch RAF roundel.svg Royal Air Force
Type Training
Role RAF operational training
Garrison/HQ RAF Aqir, British Mandate of Palestine
Nickname(s) 76 OTU
Engagements Second World War
Aircraft flown
Bomber Vickers Wellington

No. 76 Operational Training Unit RAF (76 OTU) was a Royal Air Force operational training unit during the Second World War.[1]

The unit was formed at RAF Aqir on 1 October 1943. Throughout its existence it was equipped with Vickers Wellington bombers and trained crews for night bombing operations with RAF squadrons in the Middle East. The unit was disbanded on 30 July 1945.

The bomber pilot Cyril Spurdens flew with the unit.[2]


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