About This Unit
No. 5 Initial Training School WA
Located at RAAF Pearce in WA, RAAF aircrew candidates began their training at an ITS generally in the State of enlistment. Akin to Basic Training, detailed screening of candidates was also carried out to allocate them for aircrew roles (called 'musterings') including Pilots, Navigators, Bomb Aimers, Wireless Operators and Air Gunners, before tranferring to other schools either in Australia or in other Commonwealth countries to complete their training under the Empire Air Training Scheme.