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ANSONS, ARVEDS

  • June 11, 1923 - joins the Aviation Regiment (then called the Aviacijas Divizions).
  • 1926 - graduates from flight school.
  • 1929 - promoted to rank of Staff Sargeant.
  • May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • May 31, 1931 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1931 - as a member of the 2nd Fighter Squadron he (and Lt.Strautnieks) are assigned responsibility for parachute training for their squadron.
  • 1931 - is checked out and approved to fly the Fiat CR.1
  • June 5, 1932 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • May 28, 1933 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • Sept.9, 1934 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 8, 1935 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1937 - a member of the 1st Fighter Squadron flying the new Gloster Gladiators.
  • July 24, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Skrunda.
  • August 21, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 4, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Smiltene.
  • October, 1938 - still appears on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron
  • Oct 1 - 2, 1938 - participates in the third "Flight Around Latvia" contest, flying "Kaija" with passenger/observer Ellins.
  • January 13, 1939 - serves as a flight instructor in the Riga division of the Latvian Aero Club's final final flight school class. The class was described as training "Sport Fliers" but most of the graduates went on to fly for the Luftwaffe during the war.
  • July 9, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • September 17, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Ape.

Sources

- Aviacijas Svetki (1932) Programma, pg.9
- Aviacijas Svetki (1935) Programma, pg.10
- Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Latvijas Kareivis May 22, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis May 27, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis May 30, 1931
- Latvijas Kareivis June 2, 1931
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
- Sparnota Latvija, No.50 (Aug 1938) pg.606
- Sparnota Latvija, No.51 (Sept 1938) pg. 629
- Sparnota Latvija, No.52 (Oct 1938) pg. 666
- Sparnota Latvija, No.53 (Nov 1938) pg.684, 687, 688, 689, 690, 692
- Sparnota Latvija, No.60 (June 1939) pg.217
- Sparnota Latvija, No.62 (Aug 1939) pg.272
- Sparnota Latvija, No.65 (Nov 1939) pg.347

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