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    Hi all,

    This chap was on 203 (GR) Sqn in Basra, Iraq, as a Sqn Ldr from October 1938-July 1940, when he took command of 9 (B) Sqn at Honnington. Healy held this post until 15 January 1941, and next appears as a Temp Grp Capt in the Directorate of Flying Training at the Air Ministry in London between July 1942 and June 1943. He then disappears again until his retirement as a Grp Capt on 2 November 1946.

    Is anyone able to tell me his posting between 16 January 1941 and 9 July 1942, please, and subsequently between 15 June 1943 and 2 November 1946? Any info in this regard would be appreciated, thank you.

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Steve, Hi,
    One can make an assumption (V dangerous?)!!
    His last tour might well have been also ‘flying a mahogany bomber’!! He is listed, on the pax manifest, as leaving Southampton on the SS Willem Ruys, on 6 Dec 48 bound for Singapore. His profession is given as “Civil Aviation’ – as opposed to ‘Pilot’ or ‘Aviator’! He might have become a Civ Av administrator?
    [Incidentally, the Willem Ruys became the Achille Lauro – the cruise ship that was hijacked by Palestinians in 1985.]
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Thanks Peter, I'm guessing you're right re the last posting, but it would be wonderful to know what it was! Interesting tidbit re the Achille Lauro.

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