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    Hi,

    Can anyone please let me know what the above stands for ?

    May have something to do with the Far-East?


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    Hi Steve,

    ACSEA = Air Command South East Asia

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    Pavel,

    Thank you.

    Is this Tiger Force ?

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    Sorry Steve, I this theatre is not my cup of tea.

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    Hi,

    Hoping for some clarification.

    In August 1945, 218 Squadron started to reorganised in preperation of a move to ACSEA. Was ACSEA better known as Tiger Force?

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    no - ACSEA Was the regional command for whole of india burma and ceylon

    and Tiger force was a bunch of lancasters headed to india for potential long range raids against Japan.

    ref https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Force_(air) and http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_tigerforce.htm

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    Hi Steve

    ACSEA was formed in 1943 to control all air assets in that area and covered India, Burma, Thailand, Malaya and Singapore. After the war it was renamed Air Command Far East and then Far East Air Force.

    Tiger Force was destined to operate with the US forces in the Pacific and would not have been under the command of ACSEA.


    Malcolm

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