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    Default Pilot Officer G G Bailey 1940

    Hi all,
    Can anyone shed any light on why Bailey, Flt Lt Gracie and P/O Himr were detached to RAF Christchurch on 27th October 1940. It seems that they only flew one sortie to intercept an -raid before returning to their Squadron the next day.


    BAILEY, G. G. P/O - Joined 257 Sqdn from 5 OTU, 8 September 1940; posted from 257 Sqdn to 43 Sqdn, 10 September 1940; joined 79 Sqdn, 13 September 1940; posted from 79 Sqdn to 56 Sqdn, 15 October 1940; joined 56 Sqdn from 79 Sqdn, 16 October 1940; detached from 56 Sqdn to RAF Christchurch, 27 October 1940 (1755 hrs took off on X-raid with F/Lt Gracie and P/O Himr and landed Christchurch); ceased detachment to Christchurch and returned to 56 Sqdn, 0950 hrs, 28 October 1940

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to offer.
    Gerry

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    Hi Gerry,

    I am not able to gie you any info about this short attachement but if you want any info abou P/O Himr's career let me know.
    He was one of few Czechoslovaks in the BoB.

    Pavel
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    Cheers Pavel,
    I would certainly be interested in seeing anything you have on him.
    Do you have anything on Kruml.
    He was with 312 during the BoB period but didn't qualify for the clasp.
    Cheers again
    Gerry

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    Hi Gerry, no problem, the short service history for each of them will be enough?

    Pavel
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    Cheers Pavel,
    You can mail me at gedburke3@yahoo.co.uk
    Many thanks once again
    Gerry

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    F/Lt EJ Gracie arrived at the Station to carry out Long Aerial Mine (LAM) trials (code name Mutton!) using two HP Harrows. They also had a Battle too but this was not used for dropping mines so may have been for liason back to RAF Martlesham Heath. Initially called X Flight but later 420 Flight.

    Dropping LAM mines in front of enemy bombers had I think only one sucess but the idea stayed around longer than it should!

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    Hi Larry,
    Thanks so much for clearing that up for me.
    I was beginning to wonder if I was going to be unlucky.
    Best wishes for 2011
    Gerry

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