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    Could anyone either provide me with a copy of, or the details from, the movement card for Halifax LK753?

    I believe it was with No 51 Squadron and then No 10 Squadron, but I have nothing to confirm this.

    Any help would be much appreciated as always

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    G'day Pete

    Air Britain confirms No. 51 (B) Squadron followed by No. 10 (B) Squadron.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Thanks Chris

    Would I be correct in assuming that it doesn't show the relevant movement dates?

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    - 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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    G'day Pete

    LK753 was delivered to the RAF sometime between January and April 1944.

    No. 51 (B) Squadron received Halifax Mk. III's beginning in January 1944.

    No. 10 (B) Squadron received their first Halifax Mk. III's in April 1944.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Chris

    Thanks again for your time and effort. Your information suggests that the aircraft could have been TOS by 10 Squadron anytime between April 1944 and April 1945 (when it crashed).

    If anyone is able to narrow this timescale down it would be most helpful (as I would like to finish this quick piece of research without a long wait for the movement card from the RAF Museum)

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    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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    Pete - apologies for the delay in responding to your thread and email, i've been away on holiday.

    LK753: -

    to 51 Sqn 22-1-44
    to 10 Sqn 20-3-44
    Cat AC 4-11-44
    back to 10 Sqn either 15-12-44 or 16-12-44, the card is difficult to read
    Cat E missing - 9-4-45
    SOC - 3-5-44

    Cheers buddy,

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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