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    Hello everyone

    Can anyone please let me know the entry from the AB 'K File' for Wapiti IIa K1336?

    I know that it was with 607 Squadron, but may have been with 604 Sqn either before or after that?

    It went to Canada as 535 and then was instructional airframe A66 before being So.C. in April 1943:

    http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_501_550_detailed.htm

    Or does anyone even possibly have the Air Ministry Form 78 for it...?

    Many thanks,

    Simon

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    Hi Simon,

    K File says............604 / 607 To RCAF as No.535 22.10.37

    Cheers Peter

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    Thanks Peter, much appreciated.

    Regards

    Simon

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    One more, if possible - K1378.

    It was also with 607 Squadron and also went to Canada as '536'. Did it serve with anyone else in the RAF apart from 607?

    Regards

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    Wapiti IIA K1378
    "Deld to 5001 Sqn [sic: 501 Sqn apparently, cf K1370-K1375] 14.2.31
    608 Sqn 6.3.31
    607 Sqn 30.7.33
    1 ASU [Aircraft Storage Unit] 23.10.36
    PD [Packing Depot] 7.10.37
    Sold to RCAF 22.10.37 as No 536
    (678 hrs)" [ie airframe hrs]

    And hoping PeterColwill won't mind, perhaps a fuller history of K1336 may also be of interest...

    Wapiti IIA K1336
    "Deld to HAD [Home Aircraft Depot] 7.10.30
    ARS [Aircraft Repair Section] Henlow 9.4.31
    604 Sqn 30.4.31
    607 Sqn 17.2.35
    1 ASU [Aircraft Storage Unit] 8.11.36
    PD [Packing Depot] 7.10.37
    Sold to RCAF 22.10.37 as No 535
    (387 hrs)"


    Source
    p 402, p403 Halley The K File: The RAF of the 1930s (Air Britain 1995)

    Don Clark
    www.211squadron.org
    Last edited by Don Clark; 16th March 2020 at 21:56. Reason: addnl re typo in source, K1336
    Toujours propos

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    Brilliant Don, many thanks indeed.

    Interesting that K1378 was with 608 at Thornaby before the short trip north to Usworth!

    Regards

    Simon

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