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    Hi,

    I have a caption at the back of an original print but I am not able to decypher. I could read : Chetwyiund. Could it a RAF station ? print of 1943.

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    Bertand

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    RAF Chetwynd in Shropshire

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    RAF Armoured Car Companies 1920-45 http://www.rafacciraq.com/

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    thanks Amrit for this quick reply. I read on http://www.airfields.fotopic.net/c1526623.html
    that "RAF Chetwynd is used as a relief or satellite landing ground for RAF Shawbury".
    I understand why I can find Free French in Chetwynd because some of them were trained in Shawbury and received their wings at 11SFTS.

    Bertrand

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    Wartime photos of RAF Chetwynd are extremely rare. In fact I have only ever seen one, showing staff etc posing in front of a Hurricane in June 1944, from memory. What does your picture show? Is there any chance of scrounging a copy? (I'm a journalist with an interest in such matters).
    The airfield was essentially an offshoot of RAF Tern Hill, training in Masters and Hurricanes. It is still used for helicopter training by RAF Shawbury.

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    Hello hellcat1389, I sent you a PM but haven't heard back yet. Can you contact me please?

    (Sorry to barge in off-topic Bertrand but I wanted to reach him.)
    David

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