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    Default RAF fighter meets KLM DC-2

    When the KLM DC-2 Uiver flew in to RAF Mildenhall for the start of the October 1934 England-Australia air race, it was met by an RAF fighter.

    I read an account of this flight years ago (I believe written by the fighter pilot) but do not know recall where it appeared.

    Does anyone know of a source for description of the in-flight meeting of the KLM DC-2 and an RAF fighter?

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    David Isby

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    Hi David,

    unfortunately I have not seen such a account. I only can send you few articles ftom The Times abou the race if you would like.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Couldnt find the article you were talking about in Flight Global (my bible) but this might interest you:
    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1934/1934%20-%201116.html?search=KLM%20DC2%20meets%20raf%20figh ter&tracked=1
    Its all about the handicaps for the race....
    Dee

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    Default Planes arrive at Mildenhall

    No mention here either but the article is fascinating including pictures of the pilots and planes:
    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1934/1934%20-%201072.html?tracked=1
    The DC2 had come in from Martlesham Heath which hadnt been able to weigh the a/c!

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