bobsyouruncle Posted July 13, 2022 Share Posted July 13, 2022 Good afternoon Gents, Whilst trawling through books and searching online to definitively try to pin down the 248 Sqn 'WR' code colours, (from info received here probably Red with Yellow outlines?), I came across some clips of other aircraft which people had been searching for photo evidence of, on here, that I thought might be of interest to some in case they've been missed? The Banff Strike Wing footage only starts at 10.11 (some very low flying over sea in places) In this IWM film are what I believe are (please feel free to tell me if I'm wrong):- At 12.03 Max Aitkens's 'MA' HR366 being wheeled out of the hangar with the half invasion stripes and possibly him boarding (wipes foot first on bottom of ladder). I can see the pennant and serial '36?' (I have seen that other film too where you can make out the 'MA' forward of the roundel if you freeze it right, but they're hidden behind the wing here). Someone had been asking about photos of this aircraft. At 13.47 Mk XVIII 'Tsetse' Mosquito WR-L MM425 flying low level over sea with the Molins just very slightly visible next to the carb intake? Full Squadron style code letters. Again someone had asked about this one and no-one seemed to have seen one in the Coastal Command Grey colours? I've been looking in the Sqn ORBs and this aircraft appears as '248 SD' or 'S.S.D' (Squadron Special Detachment). I think this one was partly credited with sinking the U-976. I believe it's ok to link to a film so here goes: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060021109 Hope they are of interest, Cheers Bob. 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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