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    Hi All,

    On the 5 Nov 1940 six Beauforts of 22 Sqn were flown out of North Coates to St. Eval, and a further two followed the next day. I was wondering if Beaufort L9892 OA-I was in fact one of these 8 aircraft.

    Can someone in possesion of 22 Squadron ORB's check this out for me please.

    Kind regards

    Kevin

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    No

    L9892 was SOC 03/11/40 as damaged beyond repair.

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    Hello Ross,

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I do have your Vol 1 on CCL, and I did notice your entry of the 3rd Nov. What is puzzling me is that F/Lt Gibbs records that he crash-landed a Beaufort of 22 Sqn at St.Eval sometime between the 6-9 Nov in his book 'Not Peace but a Sword' and I can not find a matching loss for these days. He relates to the Beaufort as a complete loss.

    Any ideas please.

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    Kevin

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    Hi Kevin,

    There is no record of a Cat E loss by Gibbs at St Eval.

    The nearest match I could find for the incident was L9792 on 29/11/40 at North Coates.

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    Hello Ross,

    Thanks once again for your reply. In the book he refers to his Navigator as 'Steve' (presumably Sgt Stephenson) who was admitted to the hospital at Truro, where a large piece of sharpnel was removed from his leg.

    Anyway, thanks again for your replies.

    Kind regards, and wish you a prosperous 2008.

    Kevin

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