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    Hi,


    Does anybody recognize one shelter of Ouston A/F ? Possible that this print taken at Ouston when French OTU 80 posted here in 1945.

    Bertrand


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    Bertrand, Hi,

    Any chance of the "photoshop" experts producing a Sqn Code for that a/c in front of the hangar? I am not an expert on Hangars, but that does look like a J-Type hangar. There was/is a J-Type hangar at RAF Ouston (now Albermarle Barracks) - you can see it on GE!
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    Yes Peter the picture is not very clear or fuzzy. Thanks for the J-Type hangar.

    Bertrand

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    Looks like a roundel with a number forward of it on the aircraft (a Martinet or Master?) - perhaps a 2 or 3 maybe?

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    Looks more like an early Harvard to me, specifically a Mk. I. A bit fuzzy, but I think this is about right.
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    David

    Might be a Harvard, although there's no mention of any Harvards in Air Britain's "RAF Flying Training and Support Units". Could be another unit, of course.

    It does list 80 OTU as having 14 Masters (including AZ828, DL832 and DM389) and 4 Martinets (including MS905) on their books. Their code was 3H, so maybe there's an H after the 3, hidden by the wing?

    Simon

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    On reflection, COULD be one of the Miles types - what we need is something just a little bit sharper!
    David D

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