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    I am struggling to establish the serial numbers of the Avro Lincoln that were on strength of No. 35 Squadron.

    The situation is complicated because the squadron ORB shows that SX937 was lost on 29/09/1949 when in fact this aircraft was not on strength of the squadron according to the Movement Cards. SX990 was actually lost on this date and I am assuming that it was replaced, bringing the establishment back up to six. I know that six aircraft were transferred to No 148 Squadron in February 1950 when 35 Squadron moved to Marham, so my listing should therefore consist of seven serial numbers

    However, my listing only contains the following:

    Serial No On Strength Off Strength
    SX983 12/08/1949 28/02/1950
    SX957 03/09/1949 02/03/1950
    SX990 07/09/1949 29/09/1949
    SX976 13/09/1949 27/02/1950
    SX988 05/10/1949 09/03/1950
    SX987 17/10/1949 27/02/1950

    Can anyone shed any light on this matter?

    Regards

    Pete

    [Note: This is a follow up to thread http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...on-Lincoln-B2]
    Last edited by PeteT; 14th February 2018 at 11:46. Reason: Note added
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Pete,

    I've now got my movement cards and accident cards out of storage and they're in the flat with me, including those for the Lincolns (100 Squadron also operated the type). Have you got the movement cards, or do you want me to have a look at the microfilms for you?

    Best wishes,

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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    Greg

    I have the movement cards for those on my list, plus SX937 ..... but as I say, I think I am one missing. I am not sure how many Lincoln serials there are, but if you are able to find it using the microfilm, that would be brilliant.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Add it to the list you're emailing me later Pete, and I'll have a look on Sunday for you :)

    L/O

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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