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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

    ... it's a bit harsh on Crews.

    Steve
    Hi Steve,

    Maybe. I don't know the specifics on Crews but the PDU was extremely picky about the pilots it selected even though it was desperately short of flying personnel. Richmond for example was posted out almost immediately after he pranged one of Cotton's precious operational Spitfires.

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    Andy,

    Ricmonds log book makes no mention of pranging a Spitfire?

    What was the date and aircraft please.

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    Morning Steve,

    The date was 29 Mar 40 and the aircraft was Spitfire N3117.

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    Gents

    There are photographs, probably of this incident, here, scroll down almost to the bottom.
    https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/...ons-spitfires/

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    That is indeed the incident with N3117.
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    Andy,

    NUTS !!! The copy I have of Richmonds Log Book stops on March 25th 1940. I will have to get onto the RNZAF Museum and ask for the missing pages !

    Thank again Andy.

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