Title: RAAF No. 6 Operational Training Unit – Base Torpedo Unit and Beaufort Torpedo Operations

Author: Lever, John

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1999

ISBN: 0958721823

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 127 pages

Comments: The detailed history of No. 6 Operational Training Unit – Base Torpedo Unit and RAAF Beaufort Torpedo Operations. Now a scarce and highly desirable RAAF unit history title to a small and relatively unknown unit.

No. 6 Operational Training Unit (6OTU) was a Royal Australian Air Force training unit of World War II. 6OTU was formed at RAAF Base Nowra on 5 June 1943 to provide DAP Beaufort aircrew with training in torpedo dropping procedures and tactics. The Unit also supported the RAAF’s torpedo training and trials unit. Training was made as realistic as possible, and the converted ferry HMAS Burra-Bra was often used as a target ship. 6OTU was disbanded on 31 March 1944.