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Thread: ORBs for 1939 for 19, 66, & 611 Sqns

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    Does anyone have the ORBs for 1939 for 1939 for 19, 66, & 611 Sqns and can do a look-up for me, please?

    I'm seeking the dates that ALFRED BASIL ‘Woody’ WOODHALL joined...

    • 19 Sqn in March 1939;
    • 66 Sqn at an unknown date in 1939; and
    • 611 Sqn around August 1939.

    Can anyone help with the exact dates, please?

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Steve,

    According to his autobiography - Soldier, Sailor & Airman Too - Woodhall states that 'In my new posting [to Duxford in March 1939] I found myself to be second in command to Wing Commander "Pingo" Lester. My official title was Squadron Leader Flying (Operations) and in addition to being administrative officer, I was made reposnsible for the development of the Fighter Control system and the training of the operations rooms crews.'

    He was on the strength of the station. There is no suggestion in the book that he was ever posted to any of the squadrons you mention, their only connection with him being the time they were stationed at Duxford.

    Errol

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    Thanks for the clarification, Errol. I guess I should be looking for the Stn ORB, in that case, to find the exact date, if it is recorded.

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    Steve
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