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    Hi all,

    in Aircraft Movement Card of one Halifax there is an unit abbreviation IFU with the date of 4.4.46.
    Have already tried all RAF Serials books, Flying training units, etc. but no trace about this unit.

    Can anybody help?

    TIA

    pavel
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    Hi Pavel,

    Are you sure that IFU is a unit coding? Normally it would mean Instructions For Use.

    Regards,

    Rob

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    Hi Rob,

    I am not sure but it is in field Station or Contractor after No 1358 HTSCU...
    So maybe it became U/S and was ready for scrap as after IFU there is "cat B".

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    Hi Pavel,

    If you could reproduce the full text, then the context may offer the clue.

    Regards,

    Rob

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    Pavel,

    How clear is the entry? Could it actually be WFU - Withdrawn from Use - an abbreviation known to appear on these cards?

    Errol

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    Hi,
    Expect that it could be 1 FU and not IFU ?
    As was DG399 1663 CU/ 1 FU - To Canada 5.7.44.
    DK114 1661 CU/1662 CU/1667 CU/ 1 FU SoC 30.4.46.
    JD110 77/ 301 FTU/ 1 FU SoC 1.11.46.
    JP134 1 FU/ 614 SoC 4.45.
    JP136 1 FU/ 1586 CU/ 301 SoC 4.45.
    JP254 1 FU/148 SoC 12.7.45.
    JP259 1 FU/614 SoC.
    JP275 1 FU/614 SoC 26.7.45.
    JP277 1 FU/ 148 Crashlanded on DZ during supply drop over Yugoslavia 3.2.45.
    JP278 1 FU/148 SoC 4.45.
    JP279 1 FU/ 614/ 148 SoC 23.8.45.
    JP280 1 FU/ 614 SoC 4.45.
    JP282 1FU/614 Missing Ploesti 10.8.44.
    JP284 1 FU/ 148 Missing SOE mission 16.7.44.
    JP285 1 FU/ 1 OADU/148 Tyre burst on take-off Brindisi 6.6.44;DBR.
    JP286 1 FU/148 Missing SOEmission 4.7.44.
    JP287 1 FU/ 614 Shot down by night fighter Feuersbrunn 7.7.44.
    JP288 1 FU/ 614 Missing 12.9.44.
    JP289 1 FU/ 614/148 Missing 23.4.45.
    JP291 1 FU Swung on Take-off and undercarriage collapsed St: Mawgan 17.5.44;DBF.
    JP292 1 FU/ 148 Missing from SOE mission to Poland 4.7.44.
    JP293 1 FU SoC 26.12.46.
    JP294 1 FU/148 Shot down on SOE mission near Venice 3.8.44.
    JP295 1 FU/ 2 OADU/ 148/ 1586 Flt Missing from SOEmission 28.8.44.
    and at least 8 others in the JP range.
    With even more in the LK , LL, NA, PN, PP, RG, RT & ST serial range.
    Such as
    LK742 138.1667 CU/1 FU/2 OADU/ 148 Tyre burst in heavy landing; swung and undercarriage collapsed, Brindisi 4.4.45.
    LL118 161/138/1663 CU/1 FU/301 SoC 1.4.45.

    Then again there was a Mk.VIII serial number 1358 with the RAF Serial number PP285 that became G-AIWR .

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 17th August 2008 at 13:04.

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    Bingo Alex!

    That is it! How stupid I am:-( It was not the first time when I was thinking that it is "I" and it was "1".

    The problem is that we alwas use for 1 symbol "1" not "l".

    Many thanks to everyone for your contribution - I promise that next time I will convert "I" to "1" before sending a post:-)

    Pavel
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