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    Default 29 MU, High Ercall

    Can anyone confirm if 29 MU had a significant modification capability? Am trying to establish if an aircraft was modified with ASV II by this unit.
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    No 29 OTU definitely had the capability to carry out mods such as the fitting of ASV.

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    Default 29 Mu

    Perhaps the following may indicate a bit more about the nature of the unit:

    THOMAS, Reginald Heber, F/L (48325, Royal Air Force) - No.29 Maintenance Unit - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1944. Public Record Officer Air 2/9004 has recommendation drafted when he had flown 4,000 hours (177 in previous six months). Recommendation supported by Maintenance Command and by Ministry of Aircraft Production; material provided courtesy of Steve Brew.

    "For 3 years this officer has been engaged on A.S.U. and production aircraft testing. He is a pilot of exceptional ability, able to test any type of single or twin engine fighter aircraft and has never been involved in an accident attributable to lack of care or skill on his part. A good leader, he has displayed great enthusiasm for his work which has, throughout, been of the highest order."


    ASU - Area Support Unit; or Aircraft Storage Unit

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    ASU in this context means Aircraft Storage Unit. This was only part of 29 MU's task, however.

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    Thanks, Dave and Hugh. That's all helpful.
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    Robert

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