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    Default Blenheim N3569 UX-T 82 Squadron RAF

    In memory of F/S J. M. Irving a distant relative of mine.

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1800934

    Trying to research 82 Squadron I have discovered Flight Lieutenant Frank Harbord DFM's excellent book "Familiar Voices". Though he may not have been on the squadron at the same time as F/S J. M. Irving. Presumably their activities harassing enemy shipping would have been similar.

    Frank's account’s of ultra low level bombing runs on enemy shipping are worthy of a Hollywood film.

    http://www.rafbf.org/support/support-us-another-way/books/familiar-voices

    Blenheim "The Forgotten Bomber" Tribute on youtube show UX-S and others at 0.52/3.19
    YouTube - Blenheim "The Forgotten Bomber" Tribute
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PUkKw3AB-o

    "The men were very good to us and we were not hurt. They were a wall unto us both by night and day."
    1 Samuel 25:15-16.
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    Got the ORB through from what I can see so far F/S J.M.Irving flew 19 missions day and night. Ops against shipping, airfields, docks, oil depots and the like dramatic stuff.

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    At the risk if paddling in Ross's area of expertise, I found this book by Christina Goulter very good on descriptions of how coastal command fought and how their efforts were viewed by the brass hats.

    A forgotten offensive : Royal Air Force Coastal Command's anti-shipping campaign, 1940-1945
    David

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