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    Default 295 Squadron RAF August 1945 Stirling serials and codes

    Dear all, I am trying to confirm serials and appropriate codes of No. 295 Sq Stirlings used in summer 1945.

    From the ORB and some other Czech sources I have collect following info:
    LJ884 8Z-L
    LJ951 8E-W
    LJ976 8E-Q
    LJ980 8Z-F
    LK513 8Z-Q

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    Default Re: 295 Squadron RAF August 1945 Stirling serials and codes

    Hi Pavel,

    PW644 8Z-A
    PW255 8Z-T
    PK226 8Z-R
    LK555 8Z-A, 8Z-R, 8Z-P
    LK439 8Z-S
    LK346 8Z-H
    LK288 8Z-Y, 8Z-G
    LK330 8Z-P
    LK567 8Z-L


    There are others with 8E code but is that in your time frame?
    cheers Peter
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    Last edited by PeterColwill; 23rd April 2021 at 12:37.

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    Default Re: 295 Squadron RAF August 1945 Stirling serials and codes

    Peter, thank you for adding more!
    Those I have posted acan be confirmed by the Air Britain Stirling File or they are not mentioned there at all?

    TIA

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    LJ884, LJ980, LK513 confirmed.

    Has LJ951 down as 8E-C/R/W, and LJ976 as 8Z-Q , 8E-Q

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    Thank you very much Peter!

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    Default Re: 295 Squadron RAF August 1945 Stirling serials and codes

    Have looked at 8E ones and added a few 8Z

    PW425 8Z-N
    PW439 8E-U
    PW465
    LK543 8Z-K
    LK553 8Z-P
    LK351 8E-N
    LK355 8E-Y
    LK271 8E-M photo in book taken Rivenhall August 45 wearing name which appears to be Kismet III
    LK280
    LK290 8Z-Z
    LK300 8Z-A
    LK120 8Z-W, 8E-W
    LK122 8E-D, 8Z-F
    LK128 8Z-S
    LK129 8Z-B
    LK132 8E-A, 8Z-N
    LK134 8Z-F
    LK137 8E-J
    LK140 8E-B, 8Z-O
    LK141 8E-N, K
    LK144 8E-Q, M
    LJ976 8Z-Q, 8E-Q
    LJ980 8Z-F
    LJ890 8E-L, O
    LJ922 8Z-F, I
    LJ652 8E-X
    LJ638 8Z-I
    LJ633 8E-F\LJ576 8Z-E, D

    Have not gone further back but if you have older serials from the ORB then I will look them up
    Peter
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    Default Re: 295 Squadron RAF August 1945 Stirling serials and codes

    Pavel,


    LK280 V8-G Oct 44- March 1945, then V8-F from March - SoC

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    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 26th April 2021 at 08:55. Reason: corrected typo in serial
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    Default Re: 295 Squadron RAF August 1945 Stirling serials and codes

    Steve,
    Can you confirm LK281 please? According to the Air Britain serials book it only served with 190 Sqn?
    Andy

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    Peter and Steve, thank you both. Now I hope I will find in this list all kites I am looking for.

    Pavel
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    Default Re: 295 Squadron RAF August 1945 Stirling serials and codes

    Andy,

    Typo on my part should be LK280 !
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