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    Default Blenheim L6679 - 25 Squadron - Code Query ZK-?

    I'm trying to ascertain the final letter of the code that this 25 Squadron aircraft was carrying when it crashed on 16th November 1940 near Ingatestone.. I've obtained both the AVIA 5/19 Accident Investigation and AIR 81/4241 casualty records from the National Archives but unfortunately neither provide that detail. Is anyone able to advise what the final letter was please?

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    Hi Andy,

    I am afraid I am not able to help much.
    I have failed to locate the ORB in TNA (maybe they are just not visible in the Catalogue online but they maybe also not survived).
    Furthermore there is no certainty the individual letter would be there.

    As you have already copy of AIR 81/4241 the only other source might be the Flying Accident Card held in RAF Museum Hendon (if this particular record has survived). But there is also no certainty the individual letter would be registered there. I have seen FAC where the individual letter was, but quite often it is not present even there.

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    AIR27/305/12 ?

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    Excellent Bruce, thank you for your help, I have missed it somehow...

    So according to the ORB preview the individual letter of Blenheim flown by Sgt Winter, Sgt Romanis, Sgt Theasby (i.e. L6679) had an individual letter H.

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    Many thanks chaps for solving that one. Much appreciated.

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