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    The ATC Wing at which I help, is being reorganised and is proposing numbering one of its squadrons after the serial number of an aircraft which once stood in the market square. I understand there was no particular significance other than that!

    I cannot easily find a definitive list of named RAF aircraft, although "MacRoberts Reply" is the most obvious example.

    Please can somebody point me in the right direction.

    Colin Cummings

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    Hi Colin

    Air-Britain's 'Gifts of War' gives details of presentation aircraft, do you have any other information that could help identify it?

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    Thanks for the response.

    The area involved is Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme. I looking to see if there was ever something like: 'City of Stoke on Trent' or 'The Potteries Provost'! Something which might indicate that a gifted aircraft had 'represented' that area.

    Colin

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    Colin,
    Do you have some dates when the aircraft was on display, and perhaps the type of aircraft?

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    Hi Colin

    There was: -

    'City of Stoke on Trent 1' - Spitfire IIb, P8568
    'City of Stoke on Trent 2' - Spitfire IIb, P8580
    'Newcastle under Lyme' - Spitfire Ia, R7129

    There aren't any with a name such as 'The Potteries Provost'

    Hope this might help

    Malcolm

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    Sorry Bruce,

    I obviously didn't make my first post clear.

    The aircraft which was displayed was just another aircraft (Spitfire in this case) and the serial numerals were 388. It is this number that the Wing intends to use as a squadron number for an ATC unit because it is thought to have some significance but I'm not sure that it really has.

    I am seeking to make sure that there is no other aircraft which might have a greater 'claim' because, for example, it was 'funded' by local subscription and perhaps carried a name such as I indicated at Post 3.

    Colin Cummings

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    Just seen Malcolm's post.

    Thank you - 'just what the doctor ordered' as my mother would have said!

    Thank you all.

    Colin Cummings

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