I wonder if anyone can please help me track down the Squadron that my Wife's uncle served with.

He is mentioned in this thread:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...R-S-P...1%20of

It is well over 20 years since he died, but I do recall him saying that he flew Beaufighters and Mosquitoes.

I assume that his number (137454) indicates he served with a Squadron in the Middle East (do correct me if I am wrong!).

I have narrowed down the squadrons that used Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in that theatre to two, namely 89 and 211, but cannot get any further. I wonder if it was 89 as Group Captain Frank Ormond "Mongoose" Soden is also mentioned in the same thread and I also found them mentioned together in the Kenya Gazette.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...den%22&f=false

He was airfield commander at RAF Castel Benito where 89 Squadron was stationed between March and August 1943.

Obviously this could just be a coincidence.

I have bought several of the AIR 27 729 and AIR 27 730 Operations record books, but at 3.45 for a month's report it is getting a bit pricey and I have not found him mentioned so far.

Many thanks.