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Heliopause
03-28-2007, 06:35 AM
which spitfire squadron used code: 5R A ?

Thanks in advance. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Heliopause
03-28-2007, 06:35 AM
which spitfire squadron used code: 5R A ?

Thanks in advance. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MEGILE
03-28-2007, 06:43 AM
33

GreyKnight1971
03-28-2007, 06:44 AM
Does this help...

http://www.spitfiresociety.demon.co.uk/squadron.htm

Looks like 33 Sqn.

ploughman
03-28-2007, 06:48 AM
33, North Weald, Spit IXs. ish. There's a two seater Spitfire currently flying that's 5R-Q.

tomtheyak
03-28-2007, 06:54 AM
From http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn031-35.htm

"In October 1935 the squadron was despatched to the Egypt as part of the reinforcements for the area during the Abyssinian crisis. Unlike many of its contemporaries it did not return to Britain but remained in Egypt, becoming a fighter squadron in March 1938 when it re-equipped with Gladiators. From October 1938 to march 1939, the squadron operated in Palestine but by the time of the Italian entry to the war it was back in Egypt flying patrols over the Western Desert.

Hurricanes arrived in September 1940, with the last Gladiator leaving in October and then in January 1941 the squadron was earmarked for operations in Greece. These began the following months with escort sorties being carried out over Albania and Bulgaria. With the collapse of Greece the squadron's four remaining Hurricanes evacuated to Crete, where they joined No 80 Squadron in the defence of the island. On 19 May the single remaining Hurricane was flown back to Egypt and although the ground crews were captured, they succeeded in escaping and were eventually evacuated to Egypt.

The lost aircraft were replaced and the squadron resumed operations over the Western Desert in June 1941. Tomahawks started to arrive in February 1942 but this plan was halted and Hurricane IIBs arrived instead. Fighter patrols over the Western Desert now became the order of the day until after El Alamain when it moved over to convoy and coastal patrols along the Libyan coast. It remained in North Africa until April 1944, when it was transferred back to the UK. Having started to receive Spitfires in June 1943 it was December before the squadron was fully equipped.

In the UK it joined the North Weald Wing on 1 May 1944 and began escort missions and fighter sweeps on 19 May 1944. Equipped with Spitfire IXs, it moved to the continent in August and operated from there until returning to Britain in December, where it re-equipped with Tempests. These were taken back to the continent in February 1945 where it remained until the end of the war and becoming part of the Occupation Forces until July 1949."

Sqn codes:

SO Sep 1938 - May 1939
TN May 1939 - Sep 1939
NW Sep 1939 - May 1941
5R Apr 1944 - Apr 1951


Hope this helps!

general_kalle
03-28-2007, 07:15 AM
Right. Megile. tell me that you reserched it before you answered. i dont wanna believe that you are Total Airplane Freaks. its ok to like it much but to be able to say which squadron just like that. considering you answered just 8 minutes later

MEGILE
03-28-2007, 07:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by general_kalle:
Right. Megile. tell me that you reserched it before you answered. i dont wanna believe that you are Total Airplane Freaks. its ok to like it much but to be able to say which squadron just like that. considering you answered just 8 minutes later </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll be honest... had I seen it at 5:35... I would have answered by 5:36.

buglord
03-28-2007, 12:03 PM
Yep megile is right the 33 the joint squad im in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Heliopause
03-28-2007, 12:11 PM
Thanks for a quick reply guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I came up with this code because of this pic
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/SpitLinzel33Sq.jpg

It shows Dutch pilot Linzel at Merville, France october 1944.
(Linzel claimed his first victorie on may 10th 1940 whilst flying a Fokker D.21 He shot an Me 110 which crashed landed)

BSS_Goat
03-28-2007, 12:21 PM
Megile FTW!!!