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    Default Looking for Hudson serial number

    The Daily Diary for 61 (RCAF) Base HQ at Topcliffe reports Hudson "VW619" delivering the AOC 6 Group from Hendon to Dishforth on 3 June 1944. This is obviously a typo, does anybody know if VW might be a unit code, or know of a VIP Hudson in this time frame with last three of 619?

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    Bill

    Is it not BW619?

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    Looking at my keyboard that makes perfect sense. I was looking for an RAF Hudson! This was an RCAF aircraft, assigned to RCAF Overseas HQ from September 1943 to January 1945. Probably the only RCAF Hudson in the UK for any length of time. Thanks Simon.
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    No problem Bill.

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    G'day Bill

    Supplemental gen on Hudson Mk. III, s/n BW619

    It served with the following units

    No. 31 operational Training Unit

    No. 113 (BR) Squadron circa 14th of July, 1942

    No. 11 (BR) Squadron circa 14th of June, 1943

    No. 145 (BR) Squadron

    No. 168 (T) Squadron It was loaned to the squadron by R.C.A.F. Overseas H.Q. for a series of mail runs in the Mediterranean area in April, 1944. It was taken on strength with the squadron on the 6th of March, 1945

    Cheers...Chris

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    Thanks Chris.

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