Burmese AF's Lysanders ?

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Dear friends !

What is Your opinions about this statement ?

after handing over their Lysanders to the Burmese Air Force

This is from here:
http://www.bangladesh.com/forums/history/13505-bangladeshi-fighter-ace-saiful-azam-2.html

Else one more World's aviation history mystery ?

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You can find a similar quotation here
"...Finally when the Squadron moved back from Toungoo all Lysanders, except for three, had been handed over to the Burmese Air Force. Air Commodore Homi Ratnagar, who is now settled in Secunderabad, has confirmed this."
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1940s/Hoshang01.html

and here
"On 12th March, all the remaining Lysanders, presumed to be around six were handed over to the Burmese Communication Flight."
but mentioned only three: L4797, P9120, P9179
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1940s/Lysander01.html

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'Burma Communication Flight' was an RAF Unit.

Disbanded 1 December 1947.

Mark

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Thank You all, friends, for these useful links !

Regards,
Flyer.

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On hind sight, the Lysanders probably went to the Burma Volunteer Air Force (BVAF) as the last link had mentioned. (different from the Burma Communication Flight?). That BVAF acquisition may have been the source of the original "Burma air Force" claim.