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    Hi,

    Can anyone please clarify what went on at this location circa May / June 1944?

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    Steve, Hi,

    The 'regular' Units at Lulsgate were:-

    No 1540 Beam Approach Training Flt (15 Apr 1943 - 6 Feb 1945)
    No 3 Flying Instructors' School (1 Oct 1943 - 18 Jul 1945)
    [Courtesy Malcolm's RAFWEB]

    But I would be very surprised if something (possibly of a temporary nature) connected with OVERLORD was not going on there at that time!

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    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for this, it helps greatly.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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    Looking through the log book of LH Tolchard for the time he was at Lulsgate Bottom .I noticed that one or two of the entries stood out more. Mainly as they were for night flying which looked unusual and written in red ink.Also the Officers named were not on the course. It is probably the normal routine but thought I would mention it in case it was more intensive training or something like that.
    1944
    July 5. Oxford. AT 792. Self. F/O Sellar. 2. NF landings
    july 6. B. 96O4. F/O Sellar. 4. NF. Landings
    july 6. B 9604. F/0 Gage. 6.NF. Landings. 2,F/less 2 SE


    Aug 23. ED 262. Self. F/L Fisher. 7 NF. Landings
    ED 262. Self. F/L Mcoy. 6 NF Landings


    Aug 28. ED 262. S/L Franklin. Self. 2 Landings
    ED 262. Self FL Stock. 5 Landings
    ED 262. Self. F/O Burgess. 6 NFL Landings

    Oct. 23. Ed 262 Self. F/ Mc Gonigal. 3. NFL Landings



    There were more later on but they were pupils who had been on the course

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    These log-book entries don’t start until a month after the time-scale mentioned in the original post. But if it were possible to discover the Unit(s) these blokes belonged to then some sort of pattern may emerge? Best I can think of is that it might have been proposed to set up a BA system at one of the captured/built airfields/strips on the Continent? And that these guys were from Units likely to use it?
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    Hi Steve

    AT792 & ED262 were assigned to 3 Flying Instructors School so could 3 FLS simply be a misinterpretation of 3 FIS?

    Malcolm

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    Sorry , I think it is 3.F.IS . It is signed at the end by F/L King and another signature that I can't make out for OCE. Flight-could be Howles ? Also another one Short?.S/L..C.FI.
    The dates for Burgess and Mc Gonigal should be reversed in my previous thread.

    Before Les went to L.B he was at 19 O T U and there was a good bit of night flying going on then. F0 collier. F/S Fitzgerald and Sgt O Sullivan and crew.

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