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    Hello

    On may 20th 1942 Stirling W-7520 MG-S from 7 squadrn was lost over Belgium. My question is were there other Stirlings before or after this crash who had the squadroncode MG-S ?

    Happy Easter

    Alain

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    Alain,
    7sqdn Stirling N3706, MG-S, lost 29/30th June 42 on ops to Bremen.
    Regards.....Alan.

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    Hi Alain
    The Sqn code remained on an a/c only for as long as it stayed on the Sqn. It is very likely that when it arrived on 7 Sqn and it was allocated -S that the letter had been used before for another a/c that had either been lost or had left the Sqn for major maintenance or repair. The W7520 Serial would be the permanent i/d for the a/c and once it was lost would not be re-used but the -S would have gone onto a replacement a/c which would have it's own unique Serial. The MG- was the approved i/d for 7 Sqn and would have been on all it's a/c with a single letter for each a/c while it was with the Sqn. Some Sqns were allocated more than one pair of letters as a Sqn i/d. The sequence would have continued whatever a/c type the Sqn had
    Regards
    Dick

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    Hell Gentlemen,

    Thnaks for your help.

    Alain

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