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    In Burma in WWII, 435 and 436 Squadrons were set up in late 1944. Looking for the name of the Officer's Mess of these squadrons. Please reply to Tipton.KD@forces.gc.ca and/or to kdtipton@hotmail.com

    Kathleen

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    I think you may find the answer on Microfilm reel C-12311, from Archives Canada in Ottawa. This contains the squadron diary, plus copies of the squadron monthly newspaper. Microfilms are also available on Interlibrary loan at most Canadian public libraries (who should also have a film reader), but expect to wait up to 8 weeks to receive it.

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    Hi Kathleen
    According to C G Jefford's RAF Squadrons, both were formed with Dakotas at Gujrat. 435 formed in Nov 44 and in Dec 44 moved to Tulihal until Aug 45 when they come to UK. 436 formed in Aug 44,getting their Dakotas in Oct 44 and staying at Gujrat until Jan 45 when they started a series of moves to Kangla, then Akyab(Mar 45) then Kyaukpyu(May 45) leaving for UK in Aug 45.
    Gujrat is in India about 120 mls N of Delhi
    Tulihal is just S of Imphal, Just in India.
    Kangla is just E of Imphal
    Akyab is in W Central Burma on the coast
    Kyaukpyu is also in W Central Burma 40 miles s of Akyab
    On coming to UK both Sqns were initially at Down Ampney
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    Dear Kathleen,

    As per Bill Walker's recommendation, you may obtain access to these reels via Capt. Bond, the official CAF historian at HQ CAF, CFB Winnipeg. He has the ORB reels for both 435 and 436 Squadrons and he has a microfilm reader for their use at the HQ building.

    Being the official CAF historian, he should easily answer your questions, or have access to files that have this information.

    If his office will not assist then contact me at 582-1447. I have these reels.

    Norman Malayney
    Last edited by norman malayney; 28th January 2008 at 02:01.

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