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    Default Code letters 403 and 412 (RCAF) Squadrons

    Hi guys

    Information required for my forthcoming book on Screwball Beurling:

    Code letters for the following:

    403 (RCAF) Squadron Spitfire Vc 1941/42:

    W3170
    AD114
    BL707

    403 (RCAF) Squadron Spitfire IX 1943

    MA241
    MA356
    MA573
    MA817
    MA840

    412 (RCAF) Squadron Spitfire IX 1943/44

    MJ303
    MJ306
    MJ383
    MJ384

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers
    Brian

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    G'day Brian

    Slim pickings )-:.

    403 (RCAF) Squadron Spitfire Vc 1941/42:

    AD114 - W

    Cheers...Chris

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    Brian - just about to head out into a snow storm for a few days work out of town. I'll check my database when time permits, I might have a few of these.

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    Default 403/412 Sqns

    Hi Bill

    I look forward to anything you might find - thanks. Add Spit Vc AR368 of 403 Sqn to the list, please.

    PS You can keep the snow - we had a sprinkling recently and that's enough for me!

    Cheers
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    Brian;
    Snow turned to rain - for now. I'm stuck in a crummy little hotel for a few days, but at least I have my database with me, and an Internet connection.

    W3170 is reported as "KH*V", but the RAF History Card doesn't record 403 Sdn. I have seen this a few times, I don't know if they are typos in the ORBs or the result of unofficial trades and loans that were not recorded.

    AD114: "KH*W", also reported as "W" with 463 Squadron, probably a typo.

    BL707: "KH*Y" in 1942

    MA241: nothing

    MA573: no code, with 403 when lost on 13 November 1943; also have MA575 as "KH*P"

    MA817: nothing

    MA840: no code, with 403 in 1943.

    MJ303: nothing

    MJ306: nothing

    MJ383: nothing

    MJ384: nothing
    Last edited by Bill Walker; 1st December 2008 at 22:52.

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