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    Can anyone help out with the serials of the Avro Lincoln allocated to 35 Squadron in 1949? I have SX937 and SX983 from the ORB's, but can't find reference to any others.

    Also, has anyone got details on the loss of SX937?

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    Pete

    UPDATE: This information provided on another forum: Air Britain lists SX957, SX976, SX983, SX987, SX988 and SX990 as being allocated to 35 Sqn. SX937 from your post is only noted as being allocated to 100 Sqn then sold as scrap on 5 April 1957.
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    Pete - I definitely have SX937 as spending time on 100 (I've got a photo of her somewhere), but I haven't got the movement card for it so I can't tell you which other units it served with.

    All the best,

    Greg
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    Hello,

    Photo (and caption*), of a TL-P coded No.35 Sqn Lincoln, here:

    *First of the Lincoln units to be axed pending introduction of the Washington was No.35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron based at Mildenhall and equipped with Lincolns for a mere six months before disbanding in 23 February 1950. A very rare picture of a No.35 Squadron Lincoln staging through Luqa, Malta, January 1950. Picture source: I. W. Mountain

    See:
    Lincoln at War 1944-1966
    Garbett,Mike & Brian Goulding.
    London:Ian Allan,1979.
    p.26

    Unfortunately, the serial is indiscernible.

    Col.

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    Thanks again Greg

    This is another puzzle as No 35 Squadron ORB records that SX937 crashed on landing after a Bullseye Exercise on 29th September 1949; in October, the ORB states that a replacement for SX937 had been delivered (ie the number is quoted on two occasions). I will check to see if 100 and 35 squadrons were based at the same airfield.

    I have asked the RAF Museum for copies of the movement cards so I may have the answer in a few weeks time.

    Regards

    Pete

    UPDATE: Sorry Col, only just seen your post; thanks for the lead, I will follow it up with interest.
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    Let me know what's on the card Pete, as I've just tried to find that photo in my files, and my (chaotic and anarchic!!) filing system has let me down!! I know it's here somewhere.....

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    Will do

    I have just checked Jefford's "RAF Squadrons" and 100 Squadron and 35 Squadron were at different locations, albeit with Lincoln B2 ... it will have to remain a mystery for the time being.

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    Further research on this matter suggests that it was SX990 that crashed (not SX937 as recorded in the ORB). This means that one other Lincoln would have been allocated to 35 Squadron to make up its establishment number of six aircraft after the loss of SX990 [Air Britain Serials: SX957, SX976, SX983, SX987, SX988 and SX990]

    Are there any other sources which may help find this elusive serial number?

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    Pete, did you ever get the movement card for SX937? I've just order all the Lincoln crash cards on microfilm from the RAF Museum, so when they arrive, nudge me by way of a reminder, and I'll look up the card for SX990 for you :)

    L/O

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    Greg

    I do have the movement card for that aircraft, along with the other ones that I know were assigned to No. 35 Squadron. I am still one missing (ie the replacement for SX990).

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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