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    Hi,

    According to Wikipedia the Army Co-operation squadrons (No.22 Group) in Britain were a part of Fighter Command until 1 December 1940 when an independent Army Co-operation Command was established.

    Not trusting Wikipedia 100% I hope someone can confirm if this is correct. I am especially interested in No.2 Sqn.

    Thanks in advance,
    Peter

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    Hi Peter

    This is indeed correct

    Malcolm

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    Peter

    I believe that is correct.

    No 22 Group was formed in Fighter Command in 1936. I am not totally certain what happened when the BEF/British Air Forces in France were established but it seems that the squadrons were transferred from No 22 Group to Nos 50 and 51 (AC) Wings when they went to France.

    Steve (is he any better than Wikipaedia ;-)

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    Hi Peter,

    I've the ORB of 2 Squadron, what do you need?

    Regards,
    Hans

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    Malcolm and Steve, thanks for the confirmation

    Hans, as you see in my other thread a group of New Zealand air gunners joined 2 Sqn in September 1940. I know the following names: Lloyd Montgomery Chamberlain, Bruce Colin Dreaver, Lionel Manuel Goldsmith, Lawrence Beresford Hamilton Hope, Owen Kenyon Jones, James Benjamin Leigh and Douglas Malcolm Mackinnon. All tragically died during WW2 but I wonder if there besides these seven men there were any survivors in the group.

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    Peter

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