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Thread: Normandy Map : RAF 2nd TAF Order of Battle June 44 including EAF units based in Ford

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    Default Normandy Map : RAF 2nd TAF Order of Battle June 44 including EAF units based in Ford

    Just for the historical fun, here is the 2nd TAF Order of Battle with details of units initially based at Ford including 3 EAF Squadrons. Our other EAF squadron 322 Dutch (3W) operated out of Selsey.
    (Source : www3.sympatico.ca/angels_eight/2tac.html)

    83 Group (AVM Harry Broadhurst)
    N°15 Sector

    125 Wing - (Wing moved to B11 Longues-sur-Mer on 25th June)
    132 Squadron (FF) Spitfire MkIX
    453 Australian Squadron (FU) Spitfire MkIX
    602 Squadron (LO) Spitfire MkIX (for our EAF friends from north of the border !)

    144 Canadian Wing (W/C Jonny Johnson) - (Wing moved to B3 Sainte Croix-sur-Mer on 15th June)
    441 Canadian Squadron (9G) Spitfire MkIX
    442 Canadian Squadron (Y2) Spitfire MkIX
    443 Canadian Squadron (2I) Spitfire MkIX

    84 Group (AVM L Brown)
    N° 18 Sector

    132 (Norwegian) Wing (W/C Rolf Berg)(for our scandinavian pilots !)
    66 Squadron (LZ) Spitfire MkIX
    127 Squadron (9N) Spitfire MkIX
    331 Norwegian Squadron (FN) - Moved to B16 Villons-les-Buissons on 30th August
    332 Norwegian Squadron (AH) - Moved to B16 Villons-les-Buissons on 20th August

    NB Villons-les-Buisson airfield is not shown on the DCS Normandy map, but was located halfway between Beny-sur-Mer and Carpiquet airfields grid XV85 KP6
    "Sit and spin the fire". Extract from Topsy Turvey Land, a poem by William Brighty Rands.
    "In the bar everyone knows what they should have done - the problem is in applying it in the heat of the action". F Barthe RIP

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    Default Re: Normandy Map : RAF 2nd TAF Order of Battle June 44 including EAF units based in F

    You almost could crow-bar 19 in there flying 'RAF' Mustang IVs...

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