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    Hi guys

    Another friendly fire query:

    "25.10.40 Wellington F-QV had been challenged by a pilot of No.27 M.U. and had taken no notice. The 27 MU pilot challenged it by firing across its bows. The fact was reported to W/Cdr Green our Security Officer and S. Eng. O. who made efforts to ascertain particulars of this a/c the reply from Bomber Command after an interval was negative."

    Are we able to identify the aircraft/pilots involved?

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Don't know anything about the incident, but QV at the time was the code of 19 Sqn on Spitfires, so it's not surprising the answer from Bomber Command was negative...

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    wha about FQ code ?? or FV Code

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    Can't say I ever checked this when I typed up that account, I remember noticing the - was in the wrong place.

    FQ was used by 12 OTU and VQ by 18 OTU, Lake records FQ as being used from December 1940, but that may just have been the recorded use of FQ and not when they started applying it to aircraft.
    Alan Clark

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    No mention in 27 MU ORB, for your reference.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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