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    A number of these were conducted at the end of WW2: 'sightseeing' flights over Germany by BC aircraft which took groundcrew as passengers.

    Many ORBs show these as taking 'route 13' or otherwise. Does anyone know what the specifics of these were eg places visited, order, lat/long for turning points etc.

    Thank you.

    Keith

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    Keith

    In the documents that I have seen, No 8 Group only refers to Routes A and B, so the route identification must have varied across Groups, Stations and maybe even Squadrons.

    When this subject has been discussed before (sorry, can't remember where or when), people have come up with routes from Log Books which differ to the A and B route, so I think this might be one of those unanswerable questions ..... but never say never

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    Keith, coould the '13' actually be a poor image of 'B', making Pete's 'Route B' = your 'Route 13'? (If you see what I mean...)

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    Thank you everyone for your helpful responses. It is very clearly 'Route 10, 11, 12, 13'. Taken from the RAF Fiskerton ORB June 1945. So may be it was, as suggested, specific to a particular squadron or station. Thanks also for the reference to it previously being posted (this question). I will see what I can glean from there.

    Keith

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    Thanks Pete. I have seen logbooks with towns/cities as waypoints but no navigation charts as yet.

    Keith

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    Hope this works ...


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