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    Does anyone have any information/links knowledge of where I can research the activities of RAF 117 Squadron and 215 Squadron Cargo Combat Task Force 1944-45 believed supplying the Chindits from Hathazari and Tulihal (India).

    My Father in Law Michael Ffolliott-Foster DFC flew with these Squadrons supplying and recovering casualties from all over Burma.

    Any fellow 117/215 historians out there?

    NB

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    Hi Nick,

    I suppose there are no better sources than ORBs held in The National Archives, Kew, London:

    AIR 27/904 No 117 Squadron: Operations Record Books Appendices 1944 Jan.- Dec.
    AIR 27/905 No 117 Squadron: Operations Record Books Appendices 1945 Jan.- May
    AIR 27/906 No 117 Squadron: Operations Record Books Appendices 1945 June- Dec.

    AIR 27/1329/2 No 215 Squadron: Operations Record Book. 1941 Dec-1944 Dec
    AIR 27/1330 No 215 Squadron: Operations Record Book. Item open from 1972 1945 Jan.-1946 Feb.

    Pavel
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    Thanks very much

    would this go for 113 Squadron too 1941- 44

    Nick

    Quote Originally Posted by CZ_RAF View Post
    Hi Nick,

    I suppose there are no better sources than ORBs held in The National Archives, Kew, London:

    AIR 27/904 No 117 Squadron: Operations Record Books Appendices 1944 Jan.- Dec.
    AIR 27/905 No 117 Squadron: Operations Record Books Appendices 1945 Jan.- May
    AIR 27/906 No 117 Squadron: Operations Record Books Appendices 1945 June- Dec.

    AIR 27/1329/2 No 215 Squadron: Operations Record Book. 1941 Dec-1944 Dec
    AIR 27/1330 No 215 Squadron: Operations Record Book. Item open from 1972 1945 Jan.-1946 Feb.

    Pavel

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    Sure Nick, you should check:

    AIR 27/878/2 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book. 1937 May-1943 Dec
    AIR 27/879 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book 1944 Jan.-1945 Oct.
    AIR 27/880 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book: Appendices. Includes 106 photographs depicting: 113 Squadron, RAF: operations 1937-1945: burial with military honours (deceased not named); damaged aircraft at Gambut, Germany; Squadron en-route from Egypt to Rangoon, Burma; Indian bases at Manston (Feni), Chandina and Asansol. 1939 Aug.-1945 Oct.
    AIR 27/881 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book: Appendices. Loose 1943 Aug.-1945 May


    Pavel
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    Pavel

    This is magnificent and thankyou. To people like me who are not research minded but just grasping diaries and logs - advice like this is pure gold. There is enough here to set me off in all the directions I need - I can't wait.
    My father in law I am sure will be embarassed that I am at last shining a little light on work he spoke little of, but he deserves it .
    Thankyou so much for helping me - it has been a long time coming

    Regards

    Nick

    Quote Originally Posted by CZ_RAF View Post
    Sure Nick, you should check:

    AIR 27/878/2 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book. 1937 May-1943 Dec
    AIR 27/879 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book 1944 Jan.-1945 Oct.
    AIR 27/880 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book: Appendices. Includes 106 photographs depicting: 113 Squadron, RAF: operations 1937-1945: burial with military honours (deceased not named); damaged aircraft at Gambut, Germany; Squadron en-route from Egypt to Rangoon, Burma; Indian bases at Manston (Feni), Chandina and Asansol. 1939 Aug.-1945 Oct.
    AIR 27/881 No 113 Squadron: Operations Record Book: Appendices. Loose 1943 Aug.-1945 May


    Pavel

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