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    Does anyone know, where a pilot could convert onto a Meteor in January 1946? Was there any specialised unit, or were pilots being send to operational squadrons?
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    Hello,

    Well, the RAF had the following:

    No.1335 (METEOR) CONVERSION UNIT.

    Formed 8.3.45 at COLERNE in No.10 Group to convert pilots to jet fighters, with an initial establishment of 8 Meteor I, 6 Meteor III, 4 Oxford and 4 Martinet; 2.5.45 to No.11 Group; 27.7.45 MOLESWORTH, redesignated No.226 Operational Conversion Unit 15.8.46.
    Aircraft: Meteor I,III,IV (EE228 XL-P). Support aircraft: Spitfire XVIII (TP434 XL-V); Hornet I (PK281 XL-E); Oxford (T1251 XL-2); Martinet I (HP359). Code: XL.

    See:RAFFT&SU since 1912(2007 ed.)/Sturtivant & Hamlin/97.

    Col.
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    Many thanks!
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