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    Hello,

    I'm preparing a display about the crew of Stirling I N6034 in the village of Guarbecque, where she crashed on 8th July 1941.

    Five years ago, I picked up a small steel plate from the crash site (8 x 5 cm). At the bottom is engraved 'SB221'.

    Can someone confirm SB stand for Short Brothers ?

    There are also some other numbers engraved on the plate, does someone has a parts list which may help to give further details ?
    TIA

    Joss

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    Hi Joss,

    Yes! SB = Short Bros. Sometimes they would also carry stamp SHB = Short & Harland Belfast, or SHR = Short & Harland Rochester. Stirling prefix is `29`.

    Regards
    Dave.

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    Hello Dave,

    Thanks for confirming the 'SB' marking. On this steel plate, I have a H in a circle, a possible A16E (not sur about the A, might be another 1), and the longest number is 3292571. Not 100 % sure about the initial 3, and the final 7, which might also be a 7.

    Cheers

    Joss

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    Jossie
    Is it worth asking the RAF Museum whether they have a list of Stirling parts or know of one?
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    Hi Joss,

    Another idea might be to contact someone at `The Stirling Project` who have been restoring Stirling parts for the past decade, contact details are on their website at:

    http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk/

    Good luck!

    Regards
    Dave.

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