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Old 11th June 2018, 09:36
Theo Boiten Theo Boiten is offline
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History of Wellington L4325?

Dear all,

Who can provide me with the history of Wellington L4325?

Grateful for any details, Theo
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Old 11th June 2018, 10:10
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

No doubt you've already found in Chris Ward's book "3 Group Bomber Command" on p222 that it went to CGS (Central Gunnery School). It must therefore have been on strength with a Squadron in No 3 Group, but not much help....
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Old 11th June 2018, 10:26
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

Hello,

From the most recent edition of A-B's L1000-N9999 volume (p.41):

Wellington I L4325 - 115/CGS/15 OTU/RAE To 3138M 6.42.

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Old 11th June 2018, 13:30
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

Hello Theo,

To add some more detail from the Form 78 aircraft record card;

Unit: Taken on charge:
115 Sqn 2-5-1939
10 MU 21-10-1939
CGS 7-3-1940
10 MU 10-4-1940
15 OTU 1-5-1940
(Cat. 2 damage 6-9-1940. Engine failure in flight, forced landed in field near Farnborough. From the Form 1180 aircraft accident card).
RAE 16-9-1940
10 MU 15-3-1941 (although written as '15-3-1940').
RAE 31-12-1941
AW/Colln. 7-3-1942
8 MU 19-3-1942
(Damaged landing on date unknown. 'To be transferred to 7 Sig. School for instructional use'. Became 3138M.)
7 Sig. Sch. ?
SOC June 1942 (but 1-9-1944 also noted as Cat. E).

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Martin Gleeson.
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Old 11th June 2018, 13:35
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

Thanks chaps for your quick and useful replies!

Beste regards, Theo
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Old 11th June 2018, 14:08
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

Martin,

No.7 SIGNALS SCHOOL.

Formed 1.1.42 in No.27 Group at Albert Court, Prince Consort Road, SOUTH KENSINGTON, London SW.7, to train ground operators; Became No.7 Radio School 1.1.43.

See: FT&SU since 1912/Sturtivant with Hamlin/A-B/2007/253.

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Old 14th June 2018, 16:11
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

Dear all,

Further to this topic: the Wellington L4325 bears the unit code NH -I can't determine which unit this might be, who can help me with that? The airman who took the photo was killed in action in July 1940, so the photo was taken before that.

Cheers and thanks, Theo
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Old 14th June 2018, 17:57
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

NH was the pre-war code of 38 Sqn, but they had become HD by the start of war

During the war NH was used by 274, 415 and 119 Sqns, 415 got Wellington XIIIs in 1943


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Old 14th June 2018, 19:03
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

Thanks Martin -here's a blow-up of part of the photo of this Wellington (alas the original is of rather bad quality), hopefully this will help determine the exact serial number and thus the identity of the a/c.

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Old 14th June 2018, 20:14
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Re: History of Wellington L4325?

Theo

Most probably this is an aircraft in use with 38 Sq pre-war. All the Wellingtons in the batch L4212 - L4391 were delivered before the outbreak of WW 2.

Unfortunately 38 Sq received quite a few.

If I may venture a guess, I would say it is either L4235 or L4335, but there were others such as L4245, L4295. This is of course based upon that I think I can read L4xx5

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