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    On 17-5-41 the above a/c crashed during a forced landing nr Audlem, Cheshire, whilst being flown by a P/O R F Forbes. The a/c had been collected from 24 MU at Tern Hill. The accident card makes no mention of the destination, but I strongly suspect it may have been to 5 AOS at Jurby. Can anyone confirm if P/O Forbes was a staff pilot at 5 AOS ?
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    Hi Ian,

    It would have been 5 B&GS at Jurby in May, 1941. I have checked through their ORB for this period and can see no mention of a P/O Forbes. I have also checked various gunners log books for that period at the school and can find no mention of them flying with a pilot of that name.

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    Hi Stevie,
    Many thanks for your reply. It was a bit of a long shot - I suppose he could have been attached to 24 MU. I don't suppose you have Jurby's ORB ? I'm interested in any mention of diverted 7 (O)AFU Ansons by serial numbers, for the period May '44 - April '45, in particular LT238. The 7 (0)AFU ORB records the diversions by numbered codes only, and i'm trying to tie one up for LT238.
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    Hi Ian,

    for interest, 24 MU ORB states:
    A flying accident to Hereford Aircraft L6033 piloted by Pilot Officer R F Forbes and carrying one passenger (No. 1104992 LAC Nash C H T) occurred at 12.30 hrs at Audlem, Cheshire. The aircraft made a forced landing after the port engine caught fire. Both pilot and passenger were uninjured. Aircraft was a complete write off.

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    Also, from 24 MU ORB:
    15.10.41 - Flying Officer R F Forbes left unit on attachment to Air Ministry for flying duties.

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    Finally, 28.4.41 - Pilot Officer R F Forbes (42495) reported to this unit on posting for ferrying duties.

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    Hi Ian,

    If you can give me the dates from 7 (O)AFU ORB of any diversions I will check them with the Jurby & Andreas ORB's.

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    My sincere thanks to you both. At least it confirms he was with 24 MU, and I was unaware of the passenger - cheers Tom.
    Stevie - If you could shed light on the following Anson diversions from the 7 (O)AFU ORB I would be grateful :-
    5-6-44 - 48 landed away - no location given. W/T trouble.
    16-8-44 - 55 landed away - no location given.
    7-9-44 - 27 landed away - no location given.
    10-3-45 - 20, 55, and 35 landed Jurby.
    19-3-45 - 21 landed Jurby with port engine u/s.
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    Hi Ian,

    I've had a trawl through the Jurby ORB for the dates you mentioned and theres no mention of any of the aircraft from 7 (O)AFU.

    I then had a look at the Anson File (Air-Britain) and found the following:

    16-8-44 - 55 is MG354. This aircraft ditched in Derbyhaven Bay, Isle of Man on 02-02-1945. So not sure how it was at Jurby again on 10-03-45 ?

    For information 7 (O)AFU - 30 is MG478; 12 is MG902 and 4 is NK670

    There may be more in the Anson File, but my eyes were getting tired at this stage.

    Hope this helps

    Stevie
    Last edited by Stevie; 27th March 2013 at 11:45. Reason: update

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    Thanks for your time Stevie. The '55' at Jurby on 10-3-45 was probably a replacement for MG354
    Cheers
    Ian

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