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    I have a picture of my father stood with other aircrew members outside a Lancaster tail code PA445 and a unit code of AB. This is apparently a Lancaster B1 and code AB is No 1557 (Radio Aids Training) Flt. Does anyone know where this unit was located?

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    Hello, and welcome to the Forum.

    Are you absolutely sure about the code "AB"? Lancaster I PA445, was coded A3-M and was with No.230 Operational Conversion Unit, or possibly with No.1653 Conversion Unit, which also operated "A3" coded Lancasters prior to redesignation to 230 OCU (15.3.47). Any date/location on the photograph?

    Re: No.1557 Radio Aids Training Flight. Was to have formed 20.9.45 at Fairford with 8 Oxford, but never actually came into existence. Code allocated: AB.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 27th March 2019 at 14:11.

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