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    I post the following for the edification of anyone interested and hoping that others may expand on the unformation. Flying Officer Hector William Macdonald, RCAF, was posted to No.570 Squadron on 14 April 1944. Attached to Station Tilstock (No.1665 Heavy Conversion Unit), 13-25 July 1944. Attached to Bristol Aero Company, 16 September to 20 October 1944. Promoted Flight Lieutenant, 2 April 1945. Posted from No.570 Squadron to Station Snaith, 25 June 1945. To No.422 Squadron, 25 July 1945. Repatriated via Lachine, 26 September 1945. Retired 10 November 1945. Twice Mentioned in Despatches. The following sortie list (roughly handwritten) in his service file; minimal editing by myself and some spellings suspect:

    Operational Sorties:

    8 May 1944 - Albermarle PP 1702 (5.05) - SOE, Dick 86 - six containers, two panniers - incomplete, “no reception.”

    24 May 1944 - Albermarle E7Y, 1811 (4.05) - Butler 26, SOE - six containers, two panniers - completed.

    6 June 1944 - Albermarle E7Y, 1811 (3.00) - Mallard, glider lift - completed.

    10 August 1944 - Stirling E7Y, EF306 (7.30) - Bob 177, SOE - 24 containers, one pannier - completed.

    24 August 1944 - Stirling E7Y, EF306 (6.20) - Bob 267, SOE - 24 containers, one pannier, completed.

    25 August 1944 - Stirling E7Y, EF306 (5.05) - Tony 1, SOE - 24 containers, one pannier, completed.

    31 August 1944 - Stirling E7Y, EF306 (5.35) - Ditcher 50, SOE - 24 containers, one pannier, completed.

    10 September 1944 - Stirling E7Y, EF306 (5.15) - Bob 256, SOE - 24 containers, completed.

    17 September 1944 - Stirling E7Y, EF306 (4.30) - Market, glider tow, completed.

    19 September 1944 - Stirling E7M (4.40) - Market resupply, 24 containers, four panniers, completed.

    20 September 1944 - Stirling E7Y, EF306 - Market resupply, 24 containers, five panniers, completed.

    24 October 1944 - Stirling IV “T” (4.005) - SOE, Criena I - 24 + 4, Holland - uncompleted, no reception.

    3 November 1944 - Stirling IV “T” (6.30) - Search “Wej” (or “Wet”), Norway, completed.

    8 November 1944 - Stirling IV “T” (8.25) - SOE, Bit 8, Norway, completed.

    23 November 1944 - Stirling IV “EV” (10.00) - SOE, Cropper 22, Norway, uncompleted, no reception.

    4 February 1945 - Stirling IV, E7N (5.20) - 24 x 500 lbs, bombing, Germany, completed.

    26 February 1945 - Stirling IV, E7V(4.15) - 24 x 500 lbs, bombing, Germany, completed.

    24 March 1945 - Stirling IV “T” (4.50) - Varsity tow, completed.

    2 April 1945 - Stirling IV “J” (4.25) - SOE, Everts 3, Holland, 2 + 24 + 6, uncompleted, weather.

    18 April 1945 - Stirling IV E7M, (5.15) - petrol transport, duty carried out.

    20 April 1945 - Stirling IV E7V, LK292 (5.40) - petrol transport, return with troops, duty carried out.

    26 April 1945 - Stirling “J” or “V” (7.35) - SOE Tablevam (?), Denmark, 24 + 2, completed.

    11 May 1945 - Stirling “T” (8.35) - Doomsday, Norway, completed.

    13 May 1945 - Stirling 82C (or 8ZC) - Doomsday, Norway, completed.

    16 May 1945 - Stirling IV E7M , PW422 (3.10) - transport troops, return with troops, duty carried out.

    18 May 1945 - Stirling IV E7T, PW406 (3.30) - transport troops, return with troops, duty carried out.

    20 May 1945 - Stirling IV E7T, PW406 (2.25) - transport troops, return with troops, duty carried out.

    23 May 1945 - Stirling IV E7X, PW449 (2.50) - transport troops to Brussels, duty carried out.

    24 May 1945 - Stirling IV E7T, PW406 (2.10) - transport troops to Brussels, duty carried out.

    29 May 1945 - Stirling IV E7T, PW406 (2.15) - transport troops to Brussels, duty carried out.

    31 May 1945 - Stirling IV E7T, PW406 (3.05) - transport, troops, duty carried out.

    8 June 1945 - Stirling IV, “T” (6.10) - transport troops, completed.

    13 June 1945 - Stirling IV “L” (8.25) - transport troops, completed.

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    Default CORRECTION TO SUBJECT - No.570 Squadron

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    Hi Hugh

    26/4/1945 op would have been "Tablejam". Have come across that name before.

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    Tablejam is a RAF code for special ops in Denmark (at least). As far as I can gather this partucular ops was Tablejam 343.

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