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    Default 211 Squadron St Thomas Mount July 1945

    I'd appreciate some help with this group photograph of 211 Squadron, please:

    "211 Squadron RAF, St Thomas Mount, July 1945 (RAF official via P Spooner)"

    Some notes:
    "On July 11th the Squadron shifted to St Thomas Mount, Madras, rejoining HQ 901 Wing then at Cholavaram. It was intended to take part in the invasion of Malaya landing at Port Swettenham during September. The training continued at St Thomas Mount, in addition everyone attended a short ground defence course."

    "[A fine shot if a little soft at high resolution. It is plain that many of the Squadron aircrew are in the second row, seated. Several others can be seen in the third row, standing, others still squat in the front row. The pilots flying badges can be seen quite well, though the single wing of the Nav/Ws is harder to spot. It is possible that this shot is in fact at Yelahanka some time in May or June 1945...]"

    I have tried to id the building in the background, but without success.
    Can anyone say with confidence whether it is indeed at St Thomas Mount?
    Or is it, perhaps, at Yelahanka?
    Last edited by Don Clark; 28th August 2023 at 23:19.
    Toujours propos

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