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    Default Comms Squadron Coastal command

    Hi everyone, was wondering If anyone has any Information on the coastal command comms squadron west africa around july 1945, cant seem to find anything on this squadron.
    Any Info would be much appreciated
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    Brian.

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    Hello,

    Some Possibilities:

    Firstly:

    AIR HEADQUARTERS WEST AFRICA.

    Formed 23.9.41 on board SS Manela; 21.10.41 arrived FREETOWN; 22.10.41 assumed command from Coastal Command at FREETOWN, Sierra Leone; 11.8.45 ACCRA; Redesignated No.500 Wing, Takoradi 1.8.46.

    No.500 WING.

    Formed 1.8.46. ex-AHQ West Africa at TAKORADI; Disbanded 30.9.47. Aircraft: Dakota IV (KJ993); Tiger Moth II (EM984).

    Next ...

    WEST AFRICA COMMUNICATION SQUADRON,

    (1) Formed 31.5.44 at WATERLOO in No.114 Wing with 1 Dakota, 7 Hudson & 4 Anson ('A' Flt based Accra and 'B' Flt at Ikeja); 18.7.45 ACCRA (dett WATERLOO); 1.9.45 absorbed No.1314 Flt; Disbanded 1.11.45 into West Africa Transport & Communication Squadron. Aircraft: Anson I.XII (NK885); Dominie I NR700); Lysander III (R9022); Hudson IV (AE364); Dakota III.IV (KJ836); Harvard IIb (EX498); Goose; Argus; Tiger Moth II (N9211); Widgeon (NC28673); Walrus.

    (2) Reformed 1.10.46 by redeignating the West Africa Transport and Communication Squadron at TAKORADI; Disbanded 11.47. Aircraft: Dakota III,IV (KG528); Anson C.XII ((PH678); Dominie (NR700).

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    WEST AFRICA TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION SQUADRN.

    Formed 1.11.45 from the West Africa Communication Squadron and No.1314 Flight at ACCRA with 10 Dakota and 6 Anson; 15.7.46 TAKORADI; Redesignated West Africa Communication Squadron 1.10.46. Aircraft: Dakota C.IV (KN496); Anson C.12 (PH691); Tiger Moth II (EM984); Dominie (NR700); Hudson III,VI (V9229); Hurricane IIc (LF328).

    See:
    Flying Training and Support Units since 1912.
    Sturtivant,Ray.
    Staplefield:Air-Britain (Historians),2007.
    pp.285 & 304.

    Line dropped out before I completed entries!

    Col.
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    Thanks that sounds likely, do you know If there were Sunderlands in 1945? Also what was the reason for a comms squadron?

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    Excellent Col much appreciated just the Info I was looking for.

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