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    Default 311 (Czech) Squadron 1940

    Hi,

    In July / August 1940, a number of experienced RAF officers were posted to 311 Squadron for training purposes. I have not been able to identify the following.

    Flight Lieutenant Brown - Bombing
    Squadron Leader Graham - Navigation
    Squadron Leader Samuels - Navigation

    Any help or pointers welcome.

    Steve
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    Default Re: 311 (Czech) Squadron 1940

    Hello,

    From our own, Pavel Vancata's 311 Squadron:

    Foreign airmen serving with or attached to 311 Sqn as Flying and Ground Staff.

    F/Lt BROWN - Possibly:
    74946 Anthony Harold Scott BROWNE - F/L - UK/RAF - Gunnery Leader - 08/40-???? CGM 12/40. CPB.

    S/Ldr GRAHAM - 32009 Henry Rudolph GRAHAM - 29215 - S/L - UK/RAF -NAV instructor, A Flight CO - 08/40-10/40 - 1 sortie, CMC 12/40, CPB, former Group Navigation Officer at HQ No.3 Group, later Navigation Staff Officer at HQ Bomber Command. W/C 13/41, DSO 7 Sqn 22/08/41, DFC 7 Sqn 09/01/42.

    S/Ldr SAMUELS - 29215 Norman Philip SAMUELS - S/L - UK/RAF - Pilot instructor, B Flight CO - 08/40-08/40 - DFC 37 Sqn 30/07/40, PoW 21/11/40.

    CMC = Czechoslovak Military Cross.
    CPB = Czechoslovak Pilot's Brevet.


    See:
    311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron.
    Vancata, Pavel.
    Sandomierz:Stratus,2013.
    pp.121-3.

    Col.
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    Default Re: 311 (Czech) Squadron 1940

    Col,

    Your post prompted me to check in the loft, and there I found a copy of Pavel's excellent book!!

    Thank you for the reply, and jogging the old grey matter!

    Steve

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