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    Default No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    Hi. Can anyone enlighten me further as to what happened to this squadron during this period please? I know that the squadron was in action in the Far East towards the end of that period but can find little information about it, or how and when it got to that region. I have the squadron's ORB but it does not cover this period - I suspect that it was lost when the Unit was effectively destroyed by the Japanese in early March 1942. Any help at all would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Andrew.

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    Default Re: No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    Hi Andrew,

    I recommend Hurricanes Over Singapore: RAF, RNZAF and NEI Fighters in Action Against the Japanese Over the Island and the Netherlands East Indies, 1942 by Brian Cull with Paul Sortehaug. Unfortunately even second hand books are quite expensive.

    Regards
    Peter

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    Default Re: No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    Thanks Peter. I will try to source a copy. Cheers, Andrew

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    Default Re: No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    Thanks for the plug, Phil!
    Andrew - I am the author of "Hurricanes over Singapore" - can I be of help?

    Stay safe
    Brian

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    Hi Brian & thank you for replying. I am trying to find out, as accurately as possible, when and where one of No.232 Squadron's pilots got up to what. I prefer to uae prime sources wherever possible, so I would really welcome any pointers that you can give me. I will try to send you more details, by pm, later this evening. Thanks again. Andrew

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    Default Re: No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    Hi Brian. I've tried to pm you, but think your inbox is full...... Thanks, Andrew

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    Default Re: No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    Hi Andrew

    My e-mail address is: briancullauthor@gmail.com

    Try again!

    Stay safe
    Brian

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    Default Re: No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    You can also try my paper "Hawker Hurricane emergency shipments for Singapore, Burma, Ceylon and the Netherlands East Indies, December 1941-April 1942 (www.academia.edu search Peter Boer select military history).
    The story of the reforming of and the operations flown by 232 Squadron when based in Java February-March 1942 is told in my book The Loss of Java (NUS Press Singapore, 2011).
    Peter Boer

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    Default Re: No.232 Squadron in the Far East (November 1941 - March 1942

    Thank you Peter. I have got the download, so will a good read of it..

    Cheers


    Andrew

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