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    Default 27 April 1944 - Lt Briggs, RN (FAA?)

    Dear all,

    Not strictly RAF and a bit of a long shot, but I'm looking for information on a "Lt Briggs, R.N., a Seafire pilot of the target cover ...who had baled out during Roadstead 90 on the previous day". Briggs was rescued from the Channel on 27 April 1944 after being spotted by a Typhoon pilot of 263 Squadron. It seems there was a Seafire wing providing escort cover for their attacks on destroyers lying in the Morlaix Estuary.

    I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to start. I could plunge into ADM 207 next time I'm at Kew, but it would be a long old slog if I can't narrow things down a bit. Whoever he was, it appears he survived the war (Or at least, he's not on the CWGC). Is there anyone out there familiar with land-based FAA Squadrons who can provide any help or guidance?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jeff

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    Jeff

    the entry in FAA A/c 1939-1945 records as
    follows:

    26/4/1944 887 Squadron (24th Naval Fighter Wing), Culmhead FTR then pilot picked up uninjured, (Lt JO Briggs OK), retd Plymouth 28/14/1944.

    The serial of the a/c involved appears to be unknown


    HTH

    regards

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 6th September 2008 at 11:19.

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    Thanks Dave, that's fantastic.

    Regards,

    Jeff

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