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    I would like to confirm information I have that this aircraft was based at RAF Merryfield in April/May 1945 and used for Transport Command Radio and Navigation route checking between UK and India. It does not appear to have been an aircraft allocated to 242 Squadron which took delivery of Yorks at Merryfiels at that time.

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    Avro York C.1 MW190

    Ringway-built PCF. (Passenger-cum-Freighter)

    To No.511 Sqn 22-10-45
    Transferred to No.242 Sqn 23-4-46 and coded 'KY-K'
    Sustained Cat AC damage 7-8-46
    Repaired by Avro CWP 12/19-8-46. (Contractor's Working Party).
    Back to 242 Sqn 21-8-46 and recoded 'KY-Y'
    Sustained Cat AC ground accident 16-10-46.
    Repaired by Avro 24-10-46 to 7-11-46.
    Back to 242 Sqn.
    Crash-landed in undershoot at Luqa 25-5-47 Cat B damage.
    Repair was commenced by Avro 27-10-47, but was cancelled 4-3-48 when re-assessed Cat E.1.
    Struck off charge as scrap.

    See:
    Avro York in Royal Air Force Service 1942-1957.
    Ashworth,Chris.
    n.p.: Hall Park Pubs., n.d.
    p.39

    Col.
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    Colin was quicker:)
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 2nd April 2011 at 14:59. Reason: dubling info
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    Thank you for the reply. A WOP log book shows it as being a 242 Squadron aircraft being used for route checking England/India from 25 April until 7 May 1945 but 242 ORB makes no mention of it.

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    Correction to previous posting - the dates were 25 April until 7 May 1946.

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