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    G'day Chaps

    Just curious if anyone knows if Lancaster B. Mk. I s/n RF150 served with any other squadrons besides No. 424 'Tiger' (B) Squadron.

    Cheers...Chris
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    Hi Chris

    Holmes only lists 424 Sqn, but Mason's Lancaster book adds 433 Sqn prior to 424.

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    Lancaster File has 420 & 433, Robertson 420 only.

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    Oooh! Take your pick!

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    I don't think 420 Squadron ever operated UK built Lancasters, at least not on actual ops. My notes for RF150 show briefly with 433 Sdn, with 424 Sdn when lost on 5 April 1945.

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    G'day

    Thanks for the replies.

    I just checked the 420 and 433 Squadron ORB's and it turns out it served with 433 Squadron prior to being transferred to No. 424 Squadron.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Interesting, Chris, thanks for that.

    Thread-drift ... I've never done any in-depth research on any Lanc squadrons, so have no way of knowing, but I've always had the feeling that Mason's book is very good.

    Holmes' book came out later and called itself the 'definitive record', but I've seen occasional comments about it containing mistakes. (Mind you, to be fair, I'm sure that ANY book trying to list that number of a/c will contain errors that come to light later).

    I wonder if that's a fair impression of them both. Is Mason's the better book? Opinions from the experts / anyone?

    Ian

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