Prentice, Ronald Herbert (Flight Lieutenant, b.1920 - d.2015)

Accession Number PR04205
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book
Maker Prentice, Ronald Herbert
Place made Australia, Canada, United Kingdom
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 420265 Flight Lieutenant Ronald Herbert Prentice, 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, 1942-1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one flying log book of Flight Lieutenant Ronald Herbert Prentice, in brown leatherette cover. This log book contains entries dated between 22 January 1942 and 2 June 1945, and covers the period of Flight Lieutenant Prentice’s training in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, and service as a pilot with 461 Squadron in the United Kingdom. The entries record details such as dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, other crewmembers, and purposes of flights. Some of the recorded purposes of flights include elementary flying training, service flying training, advanced flying training, bombing practice, operational training, anti-shipping patrols and anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic Ocean, training exercises, and transit flights. This log book also contains notes and certificates for courses completed by Flight Lieutenant Prentice.

History / Summary

Flight Lieutenant Ronald Herbert Prentice enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 11 October 1941. He undertook flying training in New South Wales and Canada, and went on to serve as a pilot with 461 Squadron, based in the United Kingdom. With this unit, he participated in anti-shipping and anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic Ocean. Flight Lieutenant Prentice was discharged on 21 September 1945.