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    Default Former RAF Hurricane to GC 2/3 in autumn 1943

    Hi,

    During its handed on Hurricane IIC in October 1943, the pilots of GC 2/3 received these Hurricanes at Blida and SÚtif. These aircraft are former RAF aircraft.

    Was there an RAF logistics unit (s) in Blida and or Setif ?

    Thank you in advance,

    Bertrand

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    Hello Bertrand

    The following units were based in Blida at one time in 1943 :

    In Blida, No. 2 (North Africa) Aircraft Repair Unit, formed 28.3.43 ex No. 107 Repair & Servicing Unit at Blida. Redesignated No. 6 (North Africa) Aircraft Repair Unit 19.4.43. Became No. 156 Maintenance Unit 22.5.43 (as twin engined aircraft repair. detachments at Sidi Adhmed and Setif. Disbanded 31.12.45.


    No. 132 Air Stores Park, 15.12.42 to 17.1.43


    Fighter Pilot Practice Flight, formed5.43 Blida, disbanded into Advanced Flying Unit, SÚtif, 30.6.43 (unlikely to have provided planes, but pilots may have been posted there for "refresher" course)


    French Technical Liaison Unit, formed 25.10.43 containing French Repair Unit at Blida (formed 25.6.43), disbanded 16.6.44, No. 2 French Technical Liaison Unit formed 16.6.44 ex French Air Force Parc d'Avions n░ 95 (RAF element) at Blida, distanded 31.7.45.


    No. 3201 Servicing Commando, at Blida 9.1.43 to 8.6.43

    Hope this helps

    Joss

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