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    Default 11 Base 1944

    I am trying to backtrack a Canadian serviceman and have come to 11 Base. Can anyone give me information about this? Would there be any records in Kew?

    Any pointers gratefully received.

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    No 11 Base
    Formed: January 1943 No 1 Group
    transferred: to No 7 (training) Group, 3 Nov 1944 (after 7 Group was reformed, when it was renamed No 71 Base)

    RAF Lindholme
    RAF Blyton
    RAF Faldingworth (to Feb 1944)
    RAF Sandtoft (from Feb 1944)
    RAF Sturgate (from Sep 1944)

    http://raf-lincolnshire.info/bombercmd/bombercmd.htm
    http://www.rafweb.org/Bases.htm

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    Last edited by Amrit; 20th February 2008 at 15:40.

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    Wow, that was quick - 7 mins! Great, many thanks.

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    Hi Bob
    Bases were a creation in about 1943 and provided an additional Command layer between Stations and Group.For the most part they seem to have Stations with Sqns assigned to them but according to Flying Training and Support Units since 1912- Ray Sturtivant and John Hamlin, No 11 Base seems to have been devoted to Training Units with 3 HCUs and a Lancaster Finishing School under command. In Nov 44 it was re-designated No 71 Base on passing to 7Gp. Look among your Canadian's details for ref to 1656,1662 and 1667 Heavy Conversion Units or No 1 Lancaster Finishing School. He could have been on any of them either as an Instructor or a Trainee
    Regards
    Dick

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