Dear all,
1- Does anyone knows the names of the Chief Test Pilot (C.T.P.) at R.A.E. Farnborough from
April 1942 up to October 1942? (Lowlan? Lowe? The initial seems an L)
2- Is there a full list of the Commanding Officers from the Experimental Section of R.A.E. Farnborough, from 1939 up to 1945? Am looking for the name of a Group Captain that served on that position from January 1942 up to April 1942.
3- Am looking for information (deciphering) about Flying Tests in the Royal Air Force of “what could be”:
* “Queen Mary Resv. Transmitter dropping”. > Was is related to the Queen Mary transport ship? But what about the Resv. abbreviation ??
* C.S. bomb dropping (was it a Capital Ship bomb as mentioned on File AIR 41/81 ?)
Doe someone know more about that C.S. Bomb – dropped from 700 up to 1000 feet from 4-engined bombers.
* Boyd cable release > probably something related to the Royal Navy or towing targets....not sure.
* Ricco trials (something related to R.P. tests). Was it trialling to ricocheting them onto the ground before hitting a target? Was it really tested?
* Flash Altimeters > What was that?
* A.V. bomb sight > What was that? Have searched but got no joy in finding its use and other kind of marcation.

I do thank you for any kind of orientation or information regarding the questions above.

Most sincerely yours,

Adriano S. Baumgartner, ASV 00.344