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    Default No.1501 B.A.T Flight circa 1941

    Gents


    Does anyone have access to the above ORB. Looking for details when Squadron Leader Ian Richmond was posted to take command, mid 1941.



    Any help greatly appreciated.



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    Steve
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    Steve,

    Sqn Ldr Ian Gordon Richmond, RAF (later RNZAF)

    Posted to 1501 BAT Flt 9 Apr 42 (to command)
    Posted to 15 Sqn 30 May 42
    (from his RNZAF file)

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    Hi Errol,

    Thank you so much for the information, just been writing about S/Ldr Richmond, have a copy of his Log Book from March 1938 until January 1940, he was the longest serving pilots on No.218 Squadron when posted to 1501 BAT.

    Thanks again and a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errol Martyn View Post
    Steve,

    Sqn Ldr Ian Gordon Richmond, RAF (later RNZAF)

    Posted to 1501 BAT Flt 9 Apr 42 (to command)
    Posted to 15 Sqn 30 May 42
    (from his RNZAF file)

    Errol
    Hi Errol,

    Can you please confirm date he was posted off No.218 Squadron and to where please.

    TIA


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    Steve,

    3R&EFTS 10 May 37
    RAF Depot Uxbridge 5 Jul 37
    7FTS 17 Jul 37
    218 Sqn 19 Feb 38
    Attached SoAN Manston for nav course 19 Jul 38
    Returned to 218 Sqn 24 Sep 38
    'Field' 2 Sep 39
    Involved in car accident 26 May 39 [have details/statement if you need them]
    Attached PDU Heston 21 [month illeg] 40
    212 Sqn AASF 25 Mar 40
    105 Sqn 12 Apr 40
    218 Sqn 18 Jun 40
    Attached 17OTU 28 Jun 40
    27OTU 29 [looks like '5' but as advised previously, he was posted to 1501 BATF in Apr]
    1501BATF 9 Apr 41
    15 Sqn 30 May 42
    Shot down to become PoW 29/30 Jun 42
    106PRC 8 May 45
    Transferred to RNZAF 1 Jul 45
    109RC 15 Jul 45
    RAF Welford 6 Aug 45
    12PDRC 28 Aug 45
    Rrepatriated 23 Sep 45
    To Reserve 19 Feb 46

    Errol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errol Martyn View Post
    Steve,

    3R&EFTS 10 May 37
    RAF Depot Uxbridge 5 Jul 37
    7FTS 17 Jul 37
    218 Sqn 19 Feb 38
    Attached SoAN Manston for nav course 19 Jul 38
    Returned to 218 Sqn 24 Sep 38
    'Field' 2 Sep 39
    Involved in car accident 26 May 39 [have details/statement if you need them]
    Attached PDU Heston 21 [month illeg] 40
    212 Sqn AASF 25 Mar 40
    105 Sqn 12 Apr 40
    218 Sqn 18 Jun 40
    Attached 17OTU 28 Jun 40
    27OTU 29 [looks like '5' but as advised previously, he was posted to 1501 BATF in Apr]
    1501BATF 9 Apr 41
    15 Sqn 30 May 42
    Shot down to become PoW 29/30 Jun 42
    106PRC 8 May 45
    Transferred to RNZAF 1 Jul 45
    109RC 15 Jul 45
    RAF Welford 6 Aug 45
    12PDRC 28 Aug 45
    Rrepatriated 23 Sep 45
    To Reserve 19 Feb 46

    Errol
    Hi Erroll,

    Thank you so much for the above information. I would like to say that it answers my question, it just makes it even more difficult. !!!!

    I will contact you off board if I may.

    Thanks you again.

    Regards

    Steve
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