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    Day fighter pilot log book with a score tally of MET which I presume is mechanical transport LOCOS locomotives TRGS ? and MISC miscellaneous 5 TAPS

    Can anyone assist with what they think TRGS means and another assumption on my part 5 Taps means five attacks.

    This was a Spitfire pilot operative late 1944 1945 over Holland and Germany.

    Thanks to all who may try to answer this for me.
    Regards Colin.

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    The most frequent use of TRGs that I have found is in the 439 Squadron Operations Record Book where the context always seems to imply rolling stock/rail carriages. E.g. "A loco and 30 TRG were observed at S8249" or "A train of 15 TRG, all marked with red crosses, was seen on the Grevesmuhlen-Schonberg railway and numerous MET were seen parked between others marked with Red Crosses, but these were not attacked. 12 stationary TRG on the same line , but nearer to Schonberg, were strafed by Red Section, and they left three flamers and five damaged."

    http://www.rcaf.com/439squadron/114a.htm
    http://www.rcaf.com/439squadron/122a.htm

    But I can't find what it actually stood for.

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    I think the abbreviation TRG stands for Truck/Rail/Goods.
    Rail trucks were one of the items listed in the 'claim tables' kept by 84 group.
    A total of 753 were claimed as destroyed by the pilots of 84 Group between June 44 and the end of the war in Europe.
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    Amrit Andy.

    Thanks for your time on this question, clearly thats what the term means. This forum is fantastic for establishing facts, trouble is I ask more than I can offer answers to.!

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