Mosquito Squadrons

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I am trying to trace my fathers RAF service history. I have recently got his service record from the PMA and found that he served as an Observer with the following Mosquito units. 51 OTU 22/08/1942-11/04/1943 418S 11/04/1943-? 60 OTU ?-24/08/1944 605S 24/08/1944-25/06/1945 13 OTU 25/06/1945-30/08/1945 Has anyone got any information about the above units ? Thanks Ian
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RE: Mosquito Squadrons Hi Ian. 418 Sqn was at RAF Ford when your father joined it, and it remained there until April 1944. When he joined 605 Sqn it was at Manston. It moved to Blackbushe in November 1944. It then operated in Holland until disbanded in August 1945. From Coxyde from 15 March 1945, then Volkel from 25 April 1945. Sorry I can't help with the OTU's

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RE: Mosquito Squadrons 51 OTU was not a Mosquito training unit at the time you give. It was a Mossie OTU based at Cranfield July 1944 to 14th June 1945 60 OTU: High Ercall 17 May 1943, merged with 13 OTU 11th March 1945. 13 OTU:Bicester/Finmere January 1944. Harwell/Finmere 13th November 1944, Finmere 01st March 1945, Middleton St. George 22nd July 1945. Merged with 54 OTU 01st May 1947. I've not looked up the 2 Squadrons, I'm assuming the above post (& Mark H., Mossie page) are correct. Hope this helps. Neilly The dates & places were taken from Mosquito by Martin Sharp & Michael Bowyer.