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    Default No 7 Air Stores Park Lille 1940

    Does anyone know if an ORB or similar exists for the above? looking for info on air raids mid April to mid may 1940

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    Pete,
    There probably was one - but whether it survived (a) the organisational shambles of the retreat to the W/NW French ports, and/or (b) the recovery to UK without being dumped/destroyed is problematical! I think you will be very lucky if it did!
    I think Lyffe (who has studied/researched this phase of WW2 - at least from the Met angle - in some detail) would agree, but he's a bit busy at the moment with other problems!
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    Hi Pete,

    I was unable to find it in TNA catalogue as an exact phrase, but you can try your own luck browsing Air Stores Parks - references AIR 29/776 - AIR 29/789.

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    Pavel
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    Sturtevant (FT&SU 1912) says that 7 Air Stores Park was at Bertangles (not Lille?):-

    Apr 39 planned to become 2nd Ech in AASF.
    15 Sep 39 Formed at Henlow
    17 May 40 to Bertangles (GE 49.970371 2.299509 - 5 miles N of Amiens).
    19 May 40 to ports for recovery to UK (the Unit “Scribblies” would not have had time to unpack their typewriters??!!!).
    19 Jun 40 Disbanded.

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    Thanks everyone, my thought were that records would have been abandoned. Pavel, thanks for TNA refs, I spent a couple of hours earlier but couldn't find anything "Air stores Park"

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