Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
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Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, has a unique connection to the Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy of WW II. Of the three thousand TAGs trained, five hundred seventy completed their training in Yarmouth at RCAF Station Yarmouth - East Camp Telegraphist Air Gunners, (TAGS) of the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy were trained in Gosport, England and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, during World War II. Courses 45A to 71A began in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia however, in early 1945 when it became apparent the war was coming to a close, courses were discontinued. The Telegraphist Air Gunner provided communications by Morse code and manned the rear gun of the aircraft. 495 Telegraphist Air Gunners were lost through enemy action and/or flying accidents. 69 became Prisoners of War.