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    Hi all,

    I was able to find that this school used codes FFI and FFJ between 1947 and 1951 on its Ansons and Wellingtons. But was there any rule which code was used on particular aircraft? For example one code for Ansons and second for Wellingtons? Are there any available photos of thus unit aircraft as I had no luck with Mr. Google. I have serials - mentioned in my previous post + individual letters.

    Any advices or photos much appreciated.

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel,
    According to 'Squadron Codes - Bowyer' and 'Combat Codes - Flintham and Thomas', 1 ANS also used 'FFK' eg. Wellington RP312 'FFK-G'. There seemed to be a variety of types using all combinations.
    Cheers
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    Thank you for additiona info Ian.
    It really seems there was not rule according to a type.

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    Studying The Anson file I came to conclusion that Ansons were wearing only coded FFI and FFJ, I was not able to find an example of FFK on Anson.

    It leads to my latests conclusion that Ansons were wearing only FFI and FFJ while FFK was for Wellingtons only - I found 2 Wellingtons yet.

    1. any one can help with more Wellingtons of No. 1 ANS with FFK except RP312 and NC515?

    2. I was able to find out the No. 1 ANS used in 1949 for eample following Wellingtonx X:
    NA826
    NA846
    NA968
    RP463
    RP543
    RP518
    RP587

    Any ideas of thier codes - unit + individual?

    Also photo of any Anson or Wellington of No. 1 ANS from this period much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    On closer inspection, 5 ANS used the same combinations in 1946/7 until re-numbered 1 ANS in April '47 (Air Britain Flying Training and Support Units -Sturtivant/Hamlin). On page 48 of Squadron/Signal publications 'Wellington in Action', there is a photo of an unidentified Wellington T.10 coded 'FFJ-L' of 1 ANS (silver/yellow bands), and also a photo of T.10 LP597 'FFK-D' of 5 ANS, although this a/c is also in silver with yellow training bands, I would have thought this would date the photo later than April '47 - it may therefore have been photographed in the hands of 1 ANS.

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    Ian many thanks for additional info and elimination of my incorrect idea with code FFK.

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    Ian many thanks for additional info and elimination of my incorrect idea with code FFK.

    Pavel
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