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Re: Hello From Portland

Post by Waterford853 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:53 pm

Temujin -

Wow! Thanks so much for all the great information! Yes, I do have the photos and yes my dad did contribute those to that particular website. Thank you for posting. I find the Ops Records a real treat albeit very straightforward. They do tell a story of their own and I find them fascinating.

Your efforts are very much appreciated!

Cheers,

John

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Re: Hello From Portland

Post by Phil » Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:38 am

Welcome to the site John, I see Temujin's already on the case!
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Re: Hello From Portland

Post by Waterford853 » Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:15 am

Thank you Phil! Yes, Temujin has been a big help immediately upon me joining the site! Again, much appreciated as the same goes for your site!

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Re: Hello From Portland

Post by Waterford853 » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:05 pm

Do you know where in Egypt RCAF Squadron 417 was based? I think they kept moving their base depending on Axis movement. TIA!! John

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Post by BFBSM » Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:43 pm

According to The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988 by James J Halley, following the arrival of 417 Squadron, RCAF, in Egypt on 4 June 1942, it was at the following places across the North African continent following the axis forces movement on the dates specified:

Kasfareet 4 Jun 1942
Deversoir 18 Jul 1942
Shandu 5 Sep 1942
Heliopolis (D) 7 Oct 1942 to 22 Nov 1942
Edku 10 Oct 1942
Kufra (D) 4 Nov 1942 to 25 Nov 1942
Nicosia (Cyprus) (D) 9 Dec 1942 to 7 Jan 1943
LG. 175 25 Jan 1943
Castel Benito (G) 19 Feb 1943
(A) 24 Feb 1942
Mellaha 28 Feb 1943
Ben Gardan (D) 18 Mar 1943 to 10 Apr 1943
La Fauconnerie 11 Apr 1943
Goubrine South 15 Apr 1943
Hergia 6 May 1943
Ben Gardanne 21 May 1943

On 15 Jun 1943 the squadron moved to Malta.

D - Detachment
A - Aircraft
G - Ground personnel

I hope you find this information useflu.

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Re: Hello From Portland

Post by Temujin » Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:22 am

BFBSM wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:43 pm
According to The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988 by James J Halley, following the arrival of 417 Squadron, RCAF, in Egypt on 4 June 1942, it was at the following places across the North African continent following the axis forces movement on the dates specified:

Kasfareet 4 Jun 1942
Deversoir 18 Jul 1942
Shandu 5 Sep 1942
Heliopolis (D) 7 Oct 1942 to 22 Nov 1942
Edku 10 Oct 1942
Kufra (D) 4 Nov 1942 to 25 Nov 1942
Nicosia (Cyprus) (D) 9 Dec 1942 to 7 Jan 1943
LG. 175 25 Jan 1943
Castel Benito (G) 19 Feb 1943
(A) 24 Feb 1942
Mellaha 28 Feb 1943
Ben Gardan (D) 18 Mar 1943 to 10 Apr 1943
La Fauconnerie 11 Apr 1943
Goubrine South 15 Apr 1943
Hergia 6 May 1943
Ben Gardanne 21 May 1943

On 15 Jun 1943 the squadron moved to Malta.

D - Detachment
A - Aircraft
G - Ground personnel

I hope you find this information useflu.
Just a follow up to BFBSM post, LG 175 was located at Amirya (LG.175) Egypt and the map I had previously posted gives you the locations to all the Airfields (last post on page 1 of this thread)
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Re: Hello From Portland

Post by Waterford853 » Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:06 am

Yes, very helpful indeed! Thanks so much! Cheers!

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