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    Trying to trace details of Sqd Ldr Bisdee-not the Battle of Britain ace-but another Bisdee who was flying Sunderlands with the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at RAF Helensburgh in 1943. MAEE test pilots usually came from an operational squadron. I have my Bisdee during 1942 flying Sunderlands T9042. W6050 and W6051, the latter two from Belfast. W6050 was the first Mk11 built at Belfast. He then goes off my radar, possibly posted back to an operation squadron.

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    Can't be that many Bisdees in the R.A.F., can there? Possibly Wilfred Montague Bisdee, 36136?

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../1450/data.pdf

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../5034/data.pdf

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../6721/data.pdf

    Born 1916, died June 25th 1952, in the loss of Shackleton VP261 off Northumberland. He is included in the list of the crew 'missing believed killed' in the report of the crash in the Northern Daily Mail (the Harltepool Mail) of June 26th 1952.

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    thanks Simon, that will be he. He was still carrying out the role of a test pilot. Cheers.

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