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Old 4th August 2020, 13:07
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263 Squadron Gladiator codes

The latest issue of Flypast has an interesting article about 263 Sqn operations in Norway during 1940.
The article states "N5641/HE-B, later destroyed on 25 April 1940".
Now this aircraft was of course later recovered, and is now displayed in the museum at Bodo. However, it is now marked as HE-G, and the museum itself clearly believes this to be the correct code:
https://www.norwegianaviationmuseum....r-gladiator-ii
However, looking online, this page also goes with HE-B:
http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/gladiator_raf_263.htm

However, HE-B is also associated with the RAF museum's N5628 - indeed the museum's own history of this aircraft mentions code B.

Can anyone confirm either way please?
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Old 4th August 2020, 14:51
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Re: 263 Squadron Gladiator codes

No idea if any of this will help clear it up?

N5628 http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=n5628

N5641 http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=n5641
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Old 5th August 2020, 12:41
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Re: 263 Squadron Gladiator codes

Thanks. It doesn't actually answer my question, but does illustrate how complicated the history of this unit's aircraft in 1940 was.
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Re: 263 Squadron Gladiator codes

Andy. I would recommend Alex's book here ( if you havn't got it).

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https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/263...rs-over-fjords
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Old 6th August 2020, 13:12
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Re: 263 Squadron Gladiator codes

Thanks, I will see if I can get a copy.
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