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    Default Squadrons operating against Le Havre on the night of 27 November 1940

    Is anyone able to say which Squadrons, other than 78 Squadron were operating against Le Havre on the night of the 27th November 1940. I am trying to ascertain which Squadron Charles Robertson MacDonald was flying with on his first tour.

    Many thanks and Happy New Year

    Daz

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    Hi Daz,

    just few bits and pieces - one of them would be No. 102 Squadron:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._102_Squadron_RAF
    Operations Record Books seen at the Public Record Office in Kew show that 2 Whitley Mk.Vs flew out of Topcliffe on 27 November 1940 to bomb "docks and shipping" at Le Havre.


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    Pavel
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    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Pavel

    Many thanks, I'll have a look. 78 Sqn sent 1 Whitley and that link shows 2 from 102 Sqn; Bomber Command War Diaries mentions that there were 8 crews operating against the Channel ports; so five more to find.

    Thanks again

    Daz

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    Hi Daz,

    You can discount No.3 Group.

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    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
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    Thanks Steve and Happy New Year. I think I may have the answer through another source in the next few days.

    Daz

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