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    Could anyone that has the ORB for 1663 HCU check to see if there is any mention of Squadron Leader Macdonald from Apr 1944 onwards. He is shown in the 78 Sqn ORB leaving 78 Sqn on completion of his second tour at the end of April 1944. I would be interested in any information, in particular any operational flights he may have made or his onward movement from 1663 HCU.

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    Daz

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    Just bringing this back to the top in case anyone can help.

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    I'm going to the TNA in mid-January and have some HCU ORBs on my own list to look at, so I'll see what's there for you.
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    Hi Daz

    I can't see him after a quick look but I'll have a closer check.
    The only mention in the Orb of any Operations is when a pupil pilot attached to a Squadron for his 2nd Dickey trip is killed or goes missing. I don't think any Ops were flown from there as a Unit, there is certainly no mention of any in the Orb except for a few Sweepstakes later on.
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    Max

    That is very generous of you, thank you.

    Pete

    Thanks very much, I think that my man must have returned to operations after a spell at 1663 but I dont know when or with which Squadron.

    thanks again to both of you

    Daz

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    Daz,
    F/L (A/S/L) C.R. MacDonald 101516 posted in from 78 Squadron w.e.f. 28/3/44 posted to Filton w.e.f. 1/11/44. His rank is shown as F/L when posted out.

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    Pete

    thanks very much, another piece of the puzzle; now to work out what he did at Filton.

    Thanks
    Daz

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