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    "FISH/Affil." is noted in my father operational logbook in one of the training excercises. Anyone have a clue as to what this term could mean?

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    What squadron/unit was he in? Was it heavy bombers? It could be short for Fishpond - which was an additional part of the H2S radar set which gave warning of enemy fighters approaching from below the aircraft.

    So could be Fishpond affilitation - training on using the set. I suppose the entire crew needed to be trained, e.g. the pilot had to learn to take action when a warning was given etc. And a friendly fighter could have been used to act the role of the enemy

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    Yes, he was with 419 Squadron, 6-Group. Fishpond training of some sort does make sense. Anyone else have ideas?

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    hello,

    Can't the 'S' be a 'G' ? It would make more sense as "fighter affiliation". Especially in the course of training, retired front-line fighters such as Hurricane would usually act as "attackers" in order to train the bomber crews with escaping manoeuvers, such as "corkscrew".

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    No Joss. It's definately "FISH/AFFIL." all in captial letters. His lettering is exceptionally neat and clear (not like mine!). In another entry of his log book dad wrote out in full "FIGHTER AFFILIATION". Just to mention again that this was when he was with 419 Squadron and flying operationally. The OC of 6-Group (Black Mike McEwen) was a real stickler for training and the squadrons were always training during stand-down days if the weather was sufficient for that purpose.

    Jim
    Last edited by JDCAVE; 21st March 2009 at 15:40. Reason: clarification

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