Has anyone on the forum made a detailed study of Operation Freshman - by that I mean a study of the Operation Orders rather than the actual flights? I'm particularly interested in who was responsible for preparing the forecast.

It was a 38 Wing operation but involved Halifaxes provided by a Bomber Command squadron based at (I think) Waddington (38 Wing was nor equipped with Halifaxes at the time).

I'm reasonably certain that the met office serving HQ 38 Wing at Netheravon was not equipped for the task, so I suspect the forecast originated at HQ Bomber Command.

Can anyone help please?