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    Default Avro Anson identification

    Hi,

    I have recently received some photos taken by a young RCAF Air Gunner who flew with No.78 Squadron. Amongst them is a photo of around 30 Ansons lined up in rows on a grass strip. The two in the foreground are numbered JS170 and JS154. The others are either only partially visible or unreadable. Is there any way to find out anything more about these aircraft? I'm guessing that this will be a training unit of some sort.

    Any help appreciated

    Daz

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    Default Re: Avro Anson identification

    Hi Daz, AB RAF Serials stated only Anson II for the RCAF but Bill Walkers site returns no hits so far...

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Avro Anson identification

    Daz, AB Anson file has more info - pg 248

    JS154 - 8 SFTS/18 SFTS
    JS170 - 18 SFTS

    So it may be at 18 SFTS or when the part of the JS100 - JS218 batch has been overhanded to the RCAF?

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Avro Anson identification

    Pavel,
    Many thanks, I'll pass it on to the family.

    Daz

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