• David Wallace's Avatar
    1st April 2021, 19:03
    Jim - the Oboe Leader formation aircraft “fly in pairs in echelon in line astern, each pair being stepped down below the pair in front” (from The...
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    1st April 2021, 17:41
    Thanks for that Jim. Weather conditions were key for Oboe Leader ops, if the weather cleared the formations were very susceptible to fighters and...
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    24th March 2021, 10:23
    Yes Jim - there were only and handful of Oboe Leader operations with a Lancaster leading the formation, a 105 or 109 Squadron Mosquito crew would...
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    23rd March 2021, 21:57
    Hi Jim I have never seen any references in the Oboe ground stations’ ORBs to anything other than 8 Group, the 1655 Mosquito Training Unit (where the...
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