Events occurring on Thursday, July 30, 1936  
  The Spanish Civil War  
  The Insurgent leaders, General Francisco Franco and General Emilio Mola, set up a Junta of National Defense at Burgos.  
  The Royal Air Force  
  The RAF Volunteer Reserve was formed. Speaking in the House of Lords, Viscount Swinton announced that volunteers were to be recruited for a minimum of 5 years, receiving flying training at weekends and during an annual 15-day camp. By the outbreak of the World War 2, the scheme had given the RAF a valuable reservoir of 63,000 men trained as pilots as well as medical and technical trades.  
  July 1936 Calendar  
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The objective of is to provide a day by day account of the events that lead up to and were part of the greatest conflict known to mankind. There are accounts for the activities of each particular day and timelines for subjects and personalities. It is the of this website intent to provide an unbiased account of the war. Analysis, effects caused by an event, or prior or subsequent pertinent events are presented separately and indicated as text that is italicized.

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