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    Hi all,

    I found this unusual unit for me in record of former night fighter radar operator being posted there in May 1945.

    Malcolm's site (http://www.rafweb.org/Stations/Stations-M.htm) suggested it might be SCR.584 Training Unit based at Manston 26 May 19 Dec 1945.

    In my list of abbreviations I found that SCR may stand for School of Control and Reporting but this unit was existing only in 60s...

    Would be anybody able to give me explanation what kind of unit it was in 1945 and what kind of training was carried out in this unit at the end of WWII?

    TIA

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hello,

    SCR = Signal Corps Radio, a US signals equipment designation. SCR-584 a US Radar unit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCR-584_radar

    Used extensively during the Anti-Diver Campaign.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 15th November 2012 at 23:49.

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    Hi Colin,
    as always thank you for your help!

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Useful information on the SCR 584 and its use here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCR-584_radar

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    Tom,

    Care to take a look at Post # 2.

    Col.

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