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    Default PFF 'LongStop'

    Hi,

    Can someone please explain the term 'Longstop' used by the PFF. Was this the code for a crew who had overall control of marking, and acted independently of the Master Bomber ?

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    Steve
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    Steve

    I have this definition in my archives (from an old page on the RAF site)

    "Originally this referred to yellow markers carried by the Master Bomber; it then became a PFF task in its own right. These markers would be dropped in a line to indicate a limit or boundary for the bombing area and was used effectively during the Normandy Campaign when Bomber Command was tasked in support of the Allied ground forces. These markers were dropped to ensure the bombing did not accidentally stray into areas held by Allied troops. Additionally, in many cases, these yellow markers were dropped on top of inaccurate markers to effectively cancel them"

    Hope this helps

    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/)

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