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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon

    "Truculent Tribes Turbulent Skies" records the loss of 47 Sqn Gordon K2642 as being on 27 January 1936.
    I think this should read 25 January 1936, as per the AM78 card.
    There is nothing pertinent in the ORB.
    Does anyone have access to any other documentation (F1180?) that could confirm the date please?

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon

    Hi Andy,

    F1180 is dated 25/1/36 for K2642.

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    Thanks Ross!

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    Gordon K2646 is shown in the K-File (Air-Britain) as last serving with 47 Sqn, and then SOC 15.5.34.
    On Page 68 of the 47 Sqn history "Under Their Own Flag" (Owen Clark, Fighting High, 2016) there is a photo of an extremely badly crumpled K2646 captioned "47 Fairey Gordon K2645 (sic) stalled on take off". Serial K2646 is clearly visible in the photo.
    It seems implausible to me that an aircraft looking like this would have been repaired.
    Does anyone have any details of this incident please?

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