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    Hi all,
    I wonder if anyone has a picture of tiger moths being used as ambulances.
    I know that 244 group communications used them in Bengal in 1944.
    An artist friend is looking for some images to help with a painting he is doing.
    Many thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to offer.
    Gerry

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    Hi Gerry

    There's 2 close-up pictures (P.99 and 100) in Stuart McKay's "Tiger Moth" book from Midland Counties, showing the stretcher fixed inside the upper rear fuselage of a couple of Australian Tiggys with the patient's head where the rear cockpit is. The top decking of about 6 ft of the rear fuselage was changed to unclip(?) and lift off. In the second picture the pilot's (front) cockpit has been enclosed with a new windscreen and hood. The text says this would have been "from September 1945".

    Any help?

    Ian

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    Theres a picture in the Air Britain's "Impressment Logs" Volume IV (Middle East and India)

    Caption says the ac is either EM810 or HK810 converted by Research and Development Unit at Cawnpore.

    Could be the same picture mentioned by Ian.

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    Many thanks to you both for your replies, I will try and get copies of both the books.
    Thanks again
    Gerry

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