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    Default No.38 Group operation August 11th 1944

    Hi,

    Did the above group carry out any op's on this date, 14 aircraft diverted to RAF Methwold, aboard one of the aircraft was AVM Hollinghurst CB OBE,DFC the AoC of No.38 Group.

    Like to establish the squadron the AoC was flying with and the operation.

    Thanks in advance.

    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    From Dennis Williams Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces, Pen and Sword 2007-

    On night 0f 10/11 August eight aircraft from 190 Sqn went to "Giles" and "John" drop zones. Six successfully.
    14 Stirlings of 620 Sqn operated for the SAS of which 12 were successful. One of 620 returned early with Gee u/s but diverted to Brize Norton as cloud base at Fairford below 500 ft.

    All other Fairford returnees diverted to Benson, Methwold, Newmarket Heath, Tempsford and Waterbeach.
    No mention of Hollingshurst but he is mentioned flying on two other ops, both times with 620 Sqn.

    I am in touch with Dennis so will try and find if he has more.
    regards Peter

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    Peter,

    Thank you, any gen most welcome.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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    Hi Steve

    Tried to message you but your box is full. Info will follow but "its in the attic". Know the feeling.

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    Hi Steve

    If you could send me a private message with your e mail i will send you what Dennis has come up with..........too much to put here

    Peter

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