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    Default Miles Mentor Mk.I L4xxx.

    Hi all I would like to ask if anybody could identify a Mentor used by the 3 GP CF in October 1941 as a personal aircaft of AVM Baldwin, the AOC?

    Froma AB books I have three possibilities:

    L4392
    L4409
    L4422


    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hi all, I was not able to solve this puzzle since 2010 when posted here.
    Anybody can assist with any infromation regarding service history of those three Mentors what would may help to find out the right one?

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    A question for you.

    Are you a member of Air-Britain?

    Col.

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    Hi Colin,

    no, I am not. I have only set of their books.

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    Thanks. Air-Britain has a member who specializes in Miles aircraft. His name is Peter Amos (not absolutely sure if Peter is still with us). Peter has written a massive 3-volume History on Miles aircraft:

    Vol.1 - The Early Years
    Vol.2 - The Wartime Years
    Vol.3 - The Post-War Years

    I don't have these works.

    I have been a member of A-B for quite a few years, but I'm having problems logging in at the moment (they are correcting this problem at the moment). When it is corrected I will ask if any information is available on said Miles Mentors.

    Col.
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    Hi Colin,

    thank you for info! I was thinking I have seen a book about Miles aircraft on the internet but I was not able to remember where!
    Now when I know the author and title I will ask my local friends if anyone has them.
    Anyway it would be very kind of you if you can ask on the A-B site when possible.

    Pavel
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    Pavel,
    If you come unstuck, you could always try the Museum of Berkshire Aviation (museumofberkshireaviation.co.uk/). They are a helpful lot. Almost all of the Woodley Airfield - the Miles HQ - is now the inevitable housing estate, but the museum is still there!!
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    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Hi Peter, thank you for your suggestion. Email has been sent to them.
    I will let know here if there will be any success.

    Pavel
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    Hi all, little update - friend of mine has checked Mileas aircraft Vol.1 - The Early Years and there is no info excpet 4 photos and drawing.
    So this would be not the right way.

    Pavel
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    Hi all,

    many thanks to all for the effort, the puzzle has been solved. Peter was right that the Museum of Berkshire Aviation was very helpful! Having no answer they contacted mentioned author Mr. Peter Amos and get the answer from him.

    Pavel
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