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    Default Free French air Force (FAFL) specialists sought

    Dear all,

    Writing my Ph.D. about Dutchmen in the RAF I'm working on a chapter about other occupated nations and their air forces. About the FAFL and still do have a 'burning' question which is (for me) difficult to resolve:

    + What where the origins of Free French Flights number 1, 2 and 3?
    + Is it true that Free French Flight 1 flew in 1941 with Hurricanes first in Greece (33 Sqn or 274 Sqn?) and later on as C-Flight of 73 Sqn in North Africa?
    + Is it safe to say that 341 'alsace' Squadron originated from Free French Flight 1?
    + and what about Free French flight 2 and 3? Did they also turn into a RAF-squadron later on?

    Is there any FAFL-specialist who can help me?

    Best regards,

    Erwin van Loo

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    Hi Erwin

    I'm sure one of our French colleagues will provide all the information you require - but if not, then I will contribute what I have amassed on these units.

    I will keep an eye on this post.

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Hi Erwin,

    Regarding the Free French flights, you have all the details in the Air-Britain book "Flying TRaining and Support units since 1912". P140 (at "escadrille"). The page is reserved for Free French units.

    Hope this helps

    Phil

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    Hello Erwin,

    If you need help/tips for searching the database of the Oorlogsgravenstichting and/or combining data from the CWGC-database with those from the OGS database, send me a PM or e-mail via my profile.

    Regards,

    Bart
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    Dear all,

    Thanks all for replying.

    Erwin

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