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    Default No.73 Squadron April 1940.

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    Anyone have a copy of No.73 Squadron ORB for April 1940. If so can they look up any visits by three Hurricanes to Auberive airfield on the morning of April 22nd 1940.

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    Don Minterne in "73 Squadron and the Phoney War" has a daily diary and makes no mention of visitors for 22nd April, only that a Rotol aircraft was collected from No. 1 salvage section.

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    Sean,

    Thank you that discounts No.73 squadron.

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    Hi Steve,

    The day before ?

    From ORB of n73 sqdn :

    21 april

    The "Bofor' Batteries which returned from Auberive to Rouvres on the same day as the Squadron left again today.

    Bertrand

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    Hi Bertrand,

    Thanks, not sure if it helps or hinders?

    I will have to check at the NA the next time I am there.

    Thanks again.

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    Steve,

    I have looked up the ORBs for 1, 85, 87, 607 and 615 Squadrons for 22 April 1940 and around that date. No. 1 is the only one with detail and it mentions no such deployment. The others all lost their ORBs for the month of April during the Blitzkrieg, and if reconstructed missed out much detail and have no Form 541s.

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    Martin.

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    The three Hurricanes, any info on their Unit ?

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    Hi Martin,

    You are probably aware that the 218 ORB in the monthly summery for April records that work on the airfield, new dispersal points, new telephone exchange etc for the arrival of 62 Wing Servicing Unit, and No.42 and 501 Squadron in readiness for their arrival in the district ?

    No.42 Squadron obviously a typo ?

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    Last edited by Steve Smith; 22nd October 2019 at 10:55.
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