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    Hi,

    According to the French Archives of n342 squadron " early april 1945 the Storch of this unit (n342 sqdn) had to be let to the Air Vice Marshall of 2nd Group".

    Is there a precise serial number for this a/c used by l'Air Vice Marshal Basil Embry ?

    Thanks in advance

    Bertrand
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    Bertrand, Good Morning,

    For starters, try VN267 WNr 5388.

    War Prizes by Phil Butler, covers comprehensively the subject matter of aircraft captured by the allies and their uses.

    His narrative suggests this aircraft was taken in Norway, used by 2 Gp Comms Sqn and then passed to the French but not until later.

    Hope this gets you started.

    Colin Cummings

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    Thanks Colin ; it is curious that the use of this a/c is from 2 Gp comms to n342 sqdn because French archives (original report of early April 1945) gives from 342 to 2 Gp Comms !

    I will check with others archives

    Bertrand

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    Bertrand, et al,
    Light a/c changing ownership is not unusual! In the late 60’s/early 70’s when Tri-Service exercises – Jointery – were all the rage in the UK, there suddenly appeared at HQ 38 Grp an Auster AOP 9 in Army colours. I know this because I flew in it, and flew it! It was rumoured that AOC 38 Grp had won it in a card game with GOC 3 Div. It became the Grp ‘hack’ until the ‘bean-counters’ discovered! It was on nobody’s ‘slop chit’, and everybody who flew it (or flew in it!) had to VERY careful!! This is probably a story of 1 in thousands!! But it made being in 38 Grp HQ FUN – as opposed to larking about on Salisbury Plain, in winter, and under canvas!!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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