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    G'day Chaps

    I'm curious to know when in 1943, the R.A.F. changed their phonetic alphabet.

    I have a Lockheed-Vega Ventura Mk. 1 s/n AE726 and coded YH-H from No. 21 (B) Squadron that was lost on Ramrod 63 on the 5th of April, 1943.

    Does the 'H' stand for Harry or How?

    Cheers...Chris

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    It changed in April 1943

    duxford.iwm.org.uk/upload/pdf/PhoneticsHistory.pdf

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    Thanks for this useful document Amrit!

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    G'day Amrit

    Thanks for the speedy reply. I think I'll take a chance and stick with 'H for Harry'.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hello Chris,

    I didn’t have any answer about the phonetics, but more about the plane and crew. I collected several accounts about this as I live at around 15 km from Ploudalmézeau. This may not be known in archives, but the pilot Sgt BLUNDELL Harold Edwin did bale out, but found himself separated from his chute when it opened, the reason being the cords that were burnt.

    I do also know the crash site, and have a few small remains of it, but this was a vegetable garden... And the gardener who was there with us, was the owner of the place, and wanted to keep his vegetables in good state.

    What is your own interest in this loss ?

    I’d like to find any relative of any member of that crew, but for the moment only found one for the other bomber crashed on this commune. And very recently, a friend of mine asked me the info I had about this crash to put on Ploudalmézeau web site, googleling « hampden AE225 » may find it.

    We may have information to exchange, would be please to.

    Cheers
    Gildas

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    G'day Gildis

    Please contact me of board at: ccharlandATCogecodotca

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hello Chris,

    I tried without success to send a message, but the address you gave seems not to be complete. Dot com or uk may be missing.

    Regards
    Gildas

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    G'day Gildas

    ccharland@cogeco.ca

    Cheers...Chris

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