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    Default F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    I wonder if anyone has a copy of this gentleman's log book? In TNA it is file AIR4/17

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Bob,
    I think that I may have a copy.
    I will check when I get home later.
    Is there a specific date you are interested in?
    Gerry

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    I am looking for anything to with Lysanders so it will be near the end. Specifically any training flights and the amount of time spent on these. I believe it was under 2 hours.
    If you do have a copy a copy of that page or pages would be greatly appreciated
    Thank you
    Last edited by Bob; 13th November 2021 at 18:59. Reason: extra information

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Hi Bob,
    I have checked my images of Coghlan's logbook.
    The last entry I have is for a 20 minute flight from Rochford to North Weald on August 3rd.
    I have nothing further.
    Now I am wondering whether there was anything further in the book and I missed it.
    Sorry, this isn't a lot of help for you.
    Gerry

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Is that a Lysander flight?
    He was killed 17 Aug flying a Lysander to land an agent in France

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Hello

    No, it was in Hurricane P3547 which appears to be his regular mount at that time. No Lysander flight is recorded, neither the posting to his last unit or detachment.

    I'm also interested in Coghlan because he's buried in Boulogne-sur-Mer and because he flew ops from Northern France in May 1940.

    Joss

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Sorry had you looking in the wrong place for the Lysander flight, it was in march 1939.
    Gery do you have this page and if so may I have a copy please?

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Hi Bob,
    I still cant help you i'm afraid.
    My images start from September 3rd 1939 until his death in August 40.

    I am due to return to the PRO soon so will have another look at the book and see what there is.
    Regards
    Gerry

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Thanks, much appreciated

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    Default Re: F/O John Hunter Coghlan

    Gerry,

    now managed to get a copy.
    Thanks for the offer.
    Bob

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