Hoping to honour EAF overall stylish attitude, I took the liberty of introducing EAF to our next fellow Allied pilots in the incoming AWI Gothic Line Campaign, the 102nd Yugoslav Squadron.
Their forum link: http://102nd.in.rs/distribution/index.php
My opening post:
"Hello, I’m one of the European Air Force member you will be flying with, in the AWI Gothic Line Campaign.
Sorry, but I only know very few “slovi po-srpski”! (I worked sometimes in Srpska Respublika Bosnia-Bosanski Brod).
I can speak a little Russian, so I can almost understand your posts in the Forum, though writing in Cyrillic with the multinational PC keyboard is a lot time-consuming!
It has been a pleasure meeting you lot in yesterday’s test, and I am sure we’ll have a great time together.
Maybe you don’t know yet that our EAF Italian-speaking Squadrons (132° Bomber Sq, 20° Escort Fighter Sq., 155° Interceptor Fighter Sq.) historically all belong to 51° Stormo (Wing), which after the end of Fascism in 1943, flew Spitfires, P39s, P47s, Macchi MC202 & 205 and Martin Baltimore Bombers over Yugoslavia, fighting Germans and supporting the Yugoslav Liberation Army. This had been organized by the Allies, mainly to avoid Italian vs. Italian dogfights over German-occupied Northern Italy (as it was sadly already happening on the ground!).
P.S. I fly in the RAF602 “City of Glasgow” EAF Squadron, just to emphasize EAF’s International attitude… "