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    Hello All,
    I have some problems with locating some WW2 RAF stations. Google/Earth and RAFWEB have tried their hardest – but to no avail. If I give you a list then somebody may know/remember where these places were/are. Names and scripts may have changed since WW2.

    1 12 Met Fcst Unit was said to have been at “Vasto” in Jun 44 under HQ DAF. Where was/is “Vasto”?
    2 35 Met Fcst Unit in Dec 44 was operating for HQ Balkan AF at Bari. But where was it actually based?
    3 124 Met Field Unit in Dec 44 was under AHQ E Med at “Mex”. Where was/is “Mex”?
    4 3 x Mob Met Units (125, 126, and 127) were somewhere in Italy with their Army Corps HQ. Where were they? This is Monte Cassino time.
    5 1300 Met Flight was at Baigachi, W Bengal, from Apr to Sep 44. Baigachi gets me chasing all over GE with no airfields in sight!

    Can anybody help?

    TIA
    Peter Davies
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    Peter,

    Baigachi was at 22.50N 88.37E, see http://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfiel...chi/index.html.

    Brian

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    Peter,

    For Baigachi, see http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/39918-raf-baigachi/ Matt Poole directed me to this reference.

    Cheers

    David C.

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    Ooooh Peter have you not got Jefford's "RAF Squadrons"?

    He lists Bari as "Bari/Palese" and Palese comes up readily on Google as Bari "International Airport".

    Vasto comes up on Google along the coast North of Campomarino/Biferno and Termoli. Most of these airfields were built on the beach and may well not still exist probably the only evidence would be lengths of PSP used as fencing. Jefford's map gives the location on the coast essentially exactly where the word "Vasto" appears on the Google map.

    No trace of "Mex" in Jefford possibly a code word?

    Steve

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    G'day Peter

    As of October 1944.

    No. 12 Met Forecasting Unit was at Monteriggioni with the Desert Air Force

    No. 124 Met Field Unit was at Alexandria with Air Headquarters Eastern Mediterranean

    Cheers...Chris

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    Brian/David/Steve/Chris/(and Jagan off-forum)
    Mni tks yr responses – much appreciated. But, as ever in this game, only some were ‘helpful’!! Some were not, inasmuch as they ‘complicated’ the picture even more!! I’ve put it all on a s/sht. I’ve ordered it this way, that way, and the other way – but only vague patterns have appeared (so far). Can I just ask that if any of you come across a numbered/named Met Unit in any of your other researches you would be kind enough to give me a heads-up! Put a real sticky on yr screens – “Met Unit data to Resmoroh”!! Tks again
    Rgds
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    Hi Peter, please do not use text speak, it really confuses me and I am easily confused. I thought for a minute that s/sht was something that goes into the toilet, see how confused I am?
    Keep up the great work.
    Tony

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    Tony,
    Your wish is my command! However, "text-speak" is not new! We were using Q-codes, and Z-codes, long before Pontius became a Co-Pilate!!!
    Tks. Take care!
    Peter Davies
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    Thanks Peter, always the gentleman.
    Tony K

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