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    Default Flight Sergeant Bernard Haines RAAF Record

    Hello,

    His record shows :
    29/7/43 posted to 1661 CU
    but also 29/07/43 till 01/08/43 to RAF Base Surnderly prior to be posted to 1485 B&G Flight

    I could not find the mentioned base , what unit was there ?

    Than you

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    Hello,

    The RAF base you are looking for is "Swinderby", Lincolnshire. Haines was attached to RAF Swinderby on 29 July, 1943, the home of 51 Base (5 Group). One of the stations under Swinderby control was Winthorpe, the home of 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit. Haines was posted to to 1661 HCU on the same date.

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    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 14th March 2017 at 00:20.

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    Hello Col,

    Thank you for your reply, that complete his biography.

    Best regards

    Rene

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