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    Good Morning. I am looking for the base Call sign for Manston, Woodbridge and Carnaby

    Can any one help. I have all for 6 Group fields in any one is interested.
    Thanks Richard

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    Hello Richard, hope all is well.
    The sources I know of at TNA are all 1945, don't know if the signs were the same in the early war years. If no one has the answer I will look at the 1945 files.

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    As an aside!!!
    In the mid-50’s, in 11 Grp, the Station Flight, etc, R/T call-signs were issued on a monthly basis from Uxbridge. I was at Wattisham. The Wattisham Station Flight call-sign for one month was decreed to be “CODFISH”. The CO at the time was (I think) Gp Capt H I Edwards (of tin-leg fame). He stated that he would NOT – under any circumstances – announce himself over the R/T as “Codfish One”! End of story!
    HTH - but it won't!!
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Thanks to both. I don't think the airfield call sign changed during the war. The call in 1943 was the same in late 1944. Manston may of been Swing Gate. Here are the 6 Group ones I do have.
    Croft Bigtree
    Dalton Holdtight
    Dishforth Martex
    East Moor Singer
    Gransden Lodge Ardmour
    Leeming Must We
    Linton on Ouse Dogbark
    Middleton St. George Strapper
    Skipton on Swale Briarwood
    Tholthorpe Fishzone
    Topcliffe Goodfriend
    Wombleton Chicken Leg

    Richard

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    Hi Richard,
    There was a radar station at Swingate not too far from Manston.

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    Hello Bruce. When 415 Sq was flying the Albacore in May-July 1944, Swingate control was monitoring them. That makes sense.
    Thanks Richard

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