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    I believe that there was some discussion on this subject a while ago I cant remember the conclusion so here goes again!Or if it applied to the Med.
    If an RAF report says an incident happened at say 9 AM what time would the Luftwaffe say that the same incident took place.
    This is for the Mediterranean in November 1942.

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    Hi Nick,

    yeas there was such discussion on the old forum. But if I remember well there was information about time diferences only for European theatre.

    If you want I can provide them but I have no idea how it was in Mediterranean.

    Pavel

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    Pavel
    many thanks it will give me a starting point!
    all the best
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    Opps, I have checked my notes but I am unable do find it on computer. I am sure I have printed this info so I will try to make a digital photo and will send it to you.

    Pavel

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    Hello Nick,

    The exact time differences are hard to give, for the Mediterranean is divided in several time zones. If you specify where exactly this incident happened, some people may be able to give you an answer.

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    Bart
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    Check your mailbox Nick

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    Nick, this was on the Board some time ago, I'm not sure who originally posted it:

    "This article was published in Bulletin Airwar 1939-1945 Nr. 99 page 26/27.

    Time calculation 1940-1945. By Rob de Bruin/Great Bookham, England.

    I have checked two sources; first my own Whitaker Almanac and I have contacted the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. The situation is as follows:
    1) In Great Britain(from now on called England) there is since 1916 summertime. In the winter they have GMT and in the summer GMT+1.
    2) Middle European Time(MET), that was the time in the Netherlands during the German occupation, was equal to GMT+1 and during the summer Middle European Time is equal to GMT+2.
    3) The English introduced at February 25th, 1940 their summertime GMT+1. In the Netherlands we had Dutch Time. This means that from February 25th, 1940 it was 40 min. later in England than in Holland. From may 16th, 1940 the Germans introduced MET and the Dutch were one hour ahead of the English.
    4) In England it was summertime during the war from February 25th, 1940 till October 7th, 1945.
    5) To get more daylight went over to Double British Summertime(DBST). This was during:
    a. 1941 May 4th till August 10th.
    b. 1942 April 5th till August 9th
    c. 1943 April 4th till August 15th
    d. 1944 April 2nd till September 17th
    e. 1945 April 2nd till July 15th
    6) During these periods the time in England was GMT+2 and that’s the same as
    MET(Summertime)
    7) To make thing more clear some examples:
    Date Time in Holland/Germany Time in England.
    30-05-1940 12.28 11.28
    22-06-1941 06.05 06.05
    03-11-1942 14.18 14.18
    01-04-1943 23.25 22.25
    01-05-1943 20.08 20.08
    06-06-1944 05.30 05.30
    05-05-1945 08.00 09.00
    8) The change of time was done in the early Sunday morning hours at 2.00 O’clock.
    9) Here a list of dates were the German time was equal to British time.
    a. 1941 May 4th till August 10th.
    b. 1942 April 5th till August 9th and November 2nd till December 31.
    c. 1943 January 1st till March 29th and April 4th till August 15th and from
    October 4th till December 31st.
    d. 1944 January 1st till April 2nd and April 4th till September 17th and October 2nd
    till December 31st.
    e. 1945 January 1st till April 2nd.


    This is an translation of the essence of an article published in Bulletin Airwar 1939-1945 Nr.99. With many thanks to Mr. Robert de Bruin, Great Bookham, England.
    The translation has been made by Jaap Woortman."

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    Max

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