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    What does BJU stand for in relation to a signal received by a Hampden?
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    54 views but unfortunately no answers. Anyone?
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    Hello David,
    Can you give us some context? What did the message say and who sent it? Was it during an operation, inbound/outbound, etc.

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    Returning from a Gardening Trip 144 Squadron Orbs record that on 3 Jan 1942 Hampden AE142 remarked "Receiving a "BJU" we homed on searchlights to Wittering."
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    327 views but unfortunately no answers. Anyone?
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    I wonder if your original document was handwritten and if 'BJU' was in fact 'BJV' which could make the V = vector. This would fit with the situation.
    I am not a fan of guesswork but .... there were several Beam/Blind Approach units within useful range of Wittering at different times and they had their own jargon, some of which was short-lived. I understand they were used to direct traffic on busy nights when not engaged in blind landing operations.

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