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Thread: 177442 Sidney SMITH - D.F.C. citation?

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    Default Re: 177442 Sidney SMITH - D.F.C. citation?

    Hello Simon,

    Many thanks for clearing that up.
    Well deserved medals.

    Looking forward to receiving your questions.

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    Graham

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    Default Re: 177442 Sidney SMITH - D.F.C. citation?

    Dear Col Bruggy,

    Thank you for your correction,

    However, I dont believe the transfer from 90 Squadron to 186 Squadron was as clear cut as you make out.

    For example; According to the Operations Record Book of 186 squadron dated 16th of October 1944, it states; The great day for this Squadron, for, as from today, it was decided to commence administering and operating the Squadron independently. Operations having hitherto been run conjointly with No. 90 Squadron.

    Evidence that 186 Squadron existed and operated prior to the Bonn raid of 18th October 1944, albeit administered by 90 Squadron.

    For me though, the most convincing evidence is that provided by my Dads Log Book, in which there is an entry, part way down a page, (the rest blank) showing him being signed out of 90 Squadron by the o/c of C flight, dated 1st October 1944. The next entry is on a new page, entitled; No.186 Squadron Tuddenham. Beneath this, the first flight being dated 3rd October 1944, a raid on Walcheren, 15 days prior to your claim the Squadron began operations.

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    Graham

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    Default Re: 177442 Sidney SMITH - D.F.C. citation?

    Hello Graham

    I've just dropped you an e-mail with a few questions.

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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