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PBNA-Boosher
06-02-2006, 09:52 PM
I figure, while we wait for it, are there any famous squadrons you want to be a part of? How well do you think you'll do compared to their totals?

For me:

RAF:
No. 71 (Eagle) Sqn (Hurri Mk.I)
No. 303 (Polish) Sqn (Hurri Mk.I to Spit Mk.I)

Luftwaffe
III/JG.53 (Bf-109E)
III/KG.53 (He-111H)
III/ZG.26 (Bf-110C)

ImpStarDuece
06-02-2006, 10:03 PM
No. 56 (Punjab) Squadron

They flew Hurricane Is in France and during the BoB, transitioned to Typhoons in the middle of 1941, went to Spitfire IXs for a few months in early 1944 and then flew Tempests until VE day.

They were based at Digby, Boscombe Down, Middle Wallop and North Weald during the Battle, claiming at least 50 kills between June and September.

WarWolfe_1
06-02-2006, 10:10 PM
If I had to make a guess from our current sim I would say that the Luftwaffe will rule the skies and that the FI156 will win the war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

sorry for my rant......

Anyways to be honest I don't fly online but like I said before the Luftwaffe will dominate I think.

If I could join a online squad it would be Nos71, damn I hate dialup. Still waiting for it to come the sticks in Oklahoma. And to think I'm only 5 miles from DSL, but 2 years from service.

jensenpark
06-03-2006, 12:17 AM
242 Squad...

bunch of fine Canucks flying out of Duxford led by the great Douglas Bader.

dieg777
06-03-2006, 12:25 AM
602 city of glasgow or 603 city of edinburgh flying spitfires

III JG 26 flying Bf109E

MrBlueSky1960
06-03-2006, 01:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

263 and 137 Squadrons respectively...

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-03-2006, 01:05 AM
That makes two of us. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MrBlueSky1960
06-03-2006, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
That makes two of us. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hmmm... If we get our selves a virtual squadron together we could see what mischief the Whirly could have caused against the Hun's bombers when they came to defile our beloved Blighty...

Those Hispano's will be glowing white hot... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

And if we get into a spot of bother with those nasty little mincing Schmitts... We just duck and dive, 400mph + Oh what larks we will have... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-03-2006, 02:43 AM
I'm only playing if we get Portland on the map http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/fs92006-06-0621-54-12-84bw.jpg

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
06-03-2006, 03:04 AM
LOL well I think the nearest operational squadron to my locality was the 131 squadron based in Kent?

They were Belgian airmen though I believe so I may have to brush up on my Flemish http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

More inclined to go for 13 group if possible somehwere near Dunfermline

If your curious here is a link to how the squadrons were dispersed during the Battle of Britain

Cant vouch for accuracey but it seems pretty close.

Map of fighter Groups (http://www.battle-of-britain.com/BoB2/Airfields/airfields.htm#Airfield_Map)


Actually a better link here

Here (http://www.rafcommands.currantbun.com/Fighter/indexF.html)

stathem
06-03-2006, 03:11 AM
Well it would be 613 Squadron, but I doubt we're going to get flyable Hinds, Hectors or even Lysanders. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

MrBlueSky1960
06-03-2006, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
I'm only playing if we get Portland on the map http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/fs92006-06-0621-54-12-84bw.jpg

I had to spend an hour or more up that bloody Lighthouse in a gale when we were kids... The door got jammed and us day trippers had to stay out there in the cold until they could free it...

madsarmy
06-03-2006, 03:30 AM
501 Squadron based at Filton Bristol

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
06-03-2006, 03:31 AM
Heres another good site for those of you wishing to research your chosen wing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Looks like Colerne would be my nearest operational fighter

Control Towers (http://www.controltowers.co.uk/Site%20Map.htm)

JG53Frankyboy
06-03-2006, 03:32 AM
Erprobungsgruppe 210, flying Bf109E and Bf110C fighterbombers
&
56? Stormo CT
18? Gruppo, flying Fiat CR.42

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

and sure III/JG53 , with red bands around the cowlings and no Swastikas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

F19_Orheim
06-03-2006, 03:33 AM
I have no plans of changing squadron, I'll stick with F19 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Lucius_Esox
06-03-2006, 03:58 AM
Support your local team http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anything that flew from Biggin Hill!

Hmm, include things with crosses on if the Germans invade I suppose http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
06-03-2006, 04:05 AM
And of course (http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/august13.html)

Actually I do wonder will the Axis aircraft be penalised appropriatly with regard to fuel ? Most Axis fighters only had fuel for a short 'Visit'. Engine management is going to be top priority for the Blue Boys.

Bewolf
06-03-2006, 04:11 AM
Kampfgeschwader54 (HE111 P, later Ju88)

Real men fly bombers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Friendly_flyer
06-03-2006, 04:32 AM
I think perhaps I'd like to join MrBlusSkye and the lads. I can forsee som rather tense missions, running the gauntlet with the 109s to get to those jucy bombers.

On the other side of the fence I think I would like to try out the 110.

Megile_
06-03-2006, 05:00 AM
KJGZ-69

squid1988
06-03-2006, 05:06 AM
doe's anyone know about any squadreons in the hampshire area at stoney cross, eastliegh, middle wallop, odiham,tangmere etc i'd like to know

luftluuver
06-03-2006, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by jensenpark:
242 Squad...

bunch of fine Canucks flying out of Duxford led by the great Douglas Bader.
What is this? Not No.1(RCAF) http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co.uk/squadrons/1rcaf.htm

Aircraft: Hurricane Mk.1
Motto: Mors celerrima hostibus - 'Very swift death for the enemy'
Badge: A Rocky Mountain sheep's head, caboshed. The Canadian mountain sheep is known for its qualities of great stamina and fighting power.

No 401 Squadron began its existence as No 1 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, a permanent peacetime unit which, augmented by personnel from No 115 Squadron, arrived at its first base in the UK, Middle Wallop, on 21 June 1940. It had brought its own Hurricanes from Canada and as these were not fully up to UK standard the squadron was non-operational until mid-August when it moved to Northolt. On its second patrol on 26 August 1940 it met with 25-30 Dorniers and was credited with three destroyed and three damaged in the fight. However three of the Squadron's aircraft were shot down and one pilot killed. Activity became hectic at the end of the month and into September with a fairly high loss rate in aircraft as the squadron battled against the German formations over South London. By 11 October the depleted squadron had moved to Scotland and its only operational activity was coastal patrol work in the Clyde approaches.

Stations
Middle Wallop 21 June 1940
Croydon July 1940
Northolt Mid-August 1940
Prestwick 11 October 1940

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/401to601.html

No. 1 Squadron
Nickname: City of Westmount

Formed as a Fighter unit at Trenton, Ontario on 21 September 1937 with Siskin aircraft - the nucleus had come from the Fighter Flight of No. 3 (Bomber) Squadron on 17 May, - the squadron moved to Calgary, Alberta in August 1938, and was re-equipped with Hurricane aircraft in February 1939. It was mobilized at St Hubert, Quebec on 10 September, and on 5 November it moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. On 28 May 1940, before going overseas, it absorbed No. 115 (Fighter) Squadron of the Auxiliary from Montreal. On 26 August 1940, the unit had its first encounter with German aircraft, and was the first squadron of the RCAF to engage the enemy, to score victories, to suffer combat casualties, and to win gallantry awards. The squadron was renumbered No. 401 (Fighter) Squadron at Driffield, Yorkshire, England on 1 March 1941.

Dunkelgrun
06-03-2006, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by jensenpark:
242 Squad...

bunch of fine Canucks flying out of Duxford led by the great Douglas Bader.


Good to hear it m8. We'll be there and you're welcome to fly with us anytime. In fact, come and join us online whenever you see us; don't wait for BoB.

242 Squadron (http://www.242sqn.com/forums/index.php)

We tend to be around at 8pm onwards UK time Sats and Suns, which I guess is around lunchtime in BC. Skip the sandwiches and drop by.

Cheers!

PS My Dad almost named me Douglas after Bader, but Geoff Duke won the motorcycle World Championship the year I was born, so I got away with it. Shame really as I've been legless many a time... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Chuck_71st
06-03-2006, 02:57 PM
Why would i change squads???????

ploughman
06-03-2006, 03:14 PM
First thing I'm going to do is bomb the cr@p out of Dover, and then I'm going to do it again. Place has been asking for it for years.

And some bloke in Sidcup sold me a duff pint 12 years ago so...

Dunkelgrun
06-03-2006, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
First thing I'm going to do is bomb the cr@p out of Dover, and then I'm going to do it again. Place has been asking for it for years.

And some bloke in Sidcup sold me a duff pint 12 years ago so...


LOL! Not a bad idea mate. While you're doing Dover I'll take out Margate - I grew up there so I've a few scores to settle.
At least no-one will be able to knock the **** out of our houses - we'll be off the edge of the map!
When are we going for that pint then?

Cheers!

Maj_Solo
06-04-2006, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
I figure, while we wait for it, are there any famous squadrons you want to be a part of? How well do you think you'll do compared to their totals?

For me:

RAF:
No. 71 (Eagle) Sqn (Hurri Mk.I)
No. 303 (Polish) Sqn (Hurri Mk.I to Spit Mk.I)

Luftwaffe
III/JG.53 (Bf-109E)
III/KG.53 (He-111H)
III/ZG.26 (Bf-110C)

Well, we might just reestablish Legion Condor again so that 609 has something to shoot at .... would like PikAs to be reestablished also. We need to prepare, war is imminent. The Führer needs the old pros to saddle up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

GBrutus
06-04-2006, 04:19 PM
No.257 Squadron. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Sharpe26
06-04-2006, 04:29 PM
from the RAF side of things

No 1 squadron (raf NOT rcaf)
no 19 squadron ( the 20mm troubles would make it, interesting)

No 74 squadron Sailor Malan anyone

from the Luftwaffe side of things

jg 51, for a while the only jachtGeschwader on the Kanalfront

JG26 needs no explanation.

Firebird_79vRAF
06-04-2006, 06:47 PM
~S~

Proudly representing 79 Squadron since the days of CFS1.

Going to be nice having the wheels touch down at Biggin Hill once again after flying a sweep to Calais, with a scenic tour over the Dover Cliffs. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

wayno7777
06-04-2006, 08:54 PM
No.92 or No.257
JG 26
for now....

jensenpark
06-04-2006, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by luftluuver:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jensenpark:
242 Squad...

bunch of fine Canucks flying out of Duxford led by the great Douglas Bader.
What is this? Not No.1(RCAF) http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co.uk/squadrons/1rcaf.htm

Aircraft: Hurricane Mk.1
Motto: Mors celerrima hostibus - 'Very swift death for the enemy'
Badge: A Rocky Mountain sheep's head, caboshed. The Canadian mountain sheep is known for its qualities of great stamina and fighting power.

No 401 Squadron began its existence as No 1 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, a permanent peacetime unit which, augmented by personnel from No 115 Squadron, arrived at its first base in the UK, Middle Wallop, on 21 June 1940. It had brought its own Hurricanes from Canada and as these were not fully up to UK standard the squadron was non-operational until mid-August when it moved to Northolt. On its second patrol on 26 August 1940 it met with 25-30 Dorniers and was credited with three destroyed and three damaged in the fight. However three of the Squadron's aircraft were shot down and one pilot killed. Activity became hectic at the end of the month and into September with a fairly high loss rate in aircraft as the squadron battled against the German formations over South London. By 11 October the depleted squadron had moved to Scotland and its only operational activity was coastal patrol work in the Clyde approaches.

Stations
Middle Wallop 21 June 1940
Croydon July 1940
Northolt Mid-August 1940
Prestwick 11 October 1940

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/401to601.html

No. 1 Squadron
Nickname: City of Westmount

Formed as a Fighter unit at Trenton, Ontario on 21 September 1937 with Siskin aircraft - the nucleus had come from the Fighter Flight of No. 3 (Bomber) Squadron on 17 May, - the squadron moved to Calgary, Alberta in August 1938, and was re-equipped with Hurricane aircraft in February 1939. It was mobilized at St Hubert, Quebec on 10 September, and on 5 November it moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. On 28 May 1940, before going overseas, it absorbed No. 115 (Fighter) Squadron of the Auxiliary from Montreal. On 26 August 1940, the unit had its first encounter with German aircraft, and was the first squadron of the RCAF to engage the enemy, to score victories, to suffer combat casualties, and to win gallantry awards. The squadron was renumbered No. 401 (Fighter) Squadron at Driffield, Yorkshire, England on 1 March 1941. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

242 predates these by some...
Was the "canadian squadron" before the 400 series of squad numbering...when 1 became 401, etc

info here...

http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/h242.html

jensenpark
06-04-2006, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Dunkelgrun:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jensenpark:
242 Squad...

bunch of fine Canucks flying out of Duxford led by the great Douglas Bader.


Good to hear it m8. We'll be there and you're welcome to fly with us anytime. In fact, come and join us online whenever you see us; don't wait for BoB.

242 Squadron (http://www.242sqn.com/forums/index.php)

We tend to be around at 8pm onwards UK time Sats and Suns, which I guess is around lunchtime in BC. Skip the sandwiches and drop by.

Cheers!

PS My Dad almost named me Douglas after Bader, but Geoff Duke won the motorcycle World Championship the year I was born, so I got away with it. Shame really as I've been legless many a time... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thanks for the invite. Will pop by and 'say' hello...

I guess be happy you were named after Geoff Duke and not Patty Duke... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

HotelBushranger
06-04-2006, 09:42 PM
666 Squadron! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

WTE_Galway
06-04-2006, 10:39 PM
So no-one has opted for 141 Sqn RAF ??

I wonder why http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif