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    Default 81 OTU ORB - Mar-July 1945

    Hi,

    Information kindly received yesterday from Peter Davies in this forum was that 42 OTU was absorbed into 81 OTU in Feb/March 1945 when it moved to Saltby has lead to this request. Does anyone have the ORB for 81 OTU covering the months March to July 1945 that they re willing to share as it is one of those documents not yet digitised at TNA?
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Richard

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    Default Re: 81 OTU ORB - Mar-July 1945

    Sturtivant/Hamlin FTSU 1912+ has the following:
    10 Aug 1945 1380 (Transport Support) CU formed from 81 OTU at Tilstock.
    Redesignated Transport Conversion Unit.
    21 Jan 1946 Disbanded.
    So it was only in existence for 5 months. Sturtivant also has some detail on establishment a/c types, numbers, and some reg serials.

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    Default Re: 81 OTU ORB - Mar-July 1945

    Peter,

    Thank you again for the information. Iv'e found it difficult to track the forming/disbanding of units that went on during WW2 but guess it was of necessity. I wasn't aware of the book you referred to but Googling it just now it looks interesting. I must try and get a copy to have a look through. Its frustrating that I didn't think to ask more questions when my uncle was alive as he was quite chatty over some aspects of his RAF career, although we were never 100% sure about some of the stories! He was a very good story teller as well as being very clever!

    Richard

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