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    Rummaging through my childhood aeroplane scrapbook I came across this christmas card from someone we knew in 201 Squadron. I used to know him as Uncle Neddie!!

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y37/DiggerDan/201SquChristmascard.jpg

    Inside is a nice picture of a Shackleton, don,t think there is any doubt about the Squadron number!!

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y37/DiggerDan/201SquChristmascardShackleton.jpg

    But here is the question. I then came across this picture

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y37/DiggerDan/LancMkIIICR9thFeb1952.jpg

    On the back 9th Feb 1952 Lanc MkIII CR

    Could this be the same squadron? I seem to recognise the guy, back row, standing under the bomb bay with the moustache!!
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    An American airman, was told at Briefing to ‘Go in at 30,000 feet and keep out of the flak.”
    “If I go in a 20,000 feet, what will happen?’ asked the airman.
    “You’ll probably be mentioned in despatches”, answered the officer.
    “If I go in at 10,000 feet ?“ he asked.
    “In that case you will probably get the Congress Medal”, he was told.
    "And if I go in at 5,000 feet?’ he inquired excitedly.
    “Don’t be a fool, man”, replied his superior, “you’ll go and bump into the R.A.F. at that height.”

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    Hi
    It won't be the same Sqn, as according to Jefford RAF Squadrons, 201 Sqn was a Flying Boat Sqn from 1929 to disbandment in Feb 57. It reformed in OCT '58 by re-numbering 220 Sqn and getting Shackleton Mk3s.It could be another Sqn's Lancaster or from the Coastal Otu that operated in Cornwall up to 1956/7, both possibilities would have "re-cycled" old Coastal Aircrew.
    Regards
    Dick

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