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18 Squadron Wessex HC.2 at RAF Gutersloh July 1972

Got a hole in an old log? Empty lines in your notebook? Request that missing serial here, hopefully someone can help. Requests over 6 months old only please.
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rob125
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18 Squadron Wessex HC.2 at RAF Gutersloh July 1972

Post by rob125 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:57 pm

I attended RAF Gutersloh in July 1972 as an ATC cadet and almost 50 years later I am putting all my old handwritten logs into an electronic database. I find that I logged (scribbled might be a better description) 14 Wessex of 18 Squadron but some were codes only. I have noted that my list does have some some contradiction with photographs that I have located on the net but that might be down to the dates as I expect code swaps were quite regular. I have XV725 (BA), XR518 (BB), XR501 (BC), XR519 (BD), XV722 (BH), XR521 (BJ), XR507 (BK), XR502 (BL), XR509 (BM), XV724 (BQ), XV728 (BR), XR505 (BS), XV720 (BT). I may have BJ and BK the wrong way round. I have a note that BL was XR512 at a later point in time but my log clearly shows 502 - but might still be my error. The missing serial is for BG. (I noted that BE and BF were in France at the time - I must have seen that written down somewhere whilst visiting 18 Squadron). I didn't subscribe to any magazine in 1972 that regularly reviewed RAF codes so this has been a gap in my records. Perhaps someone has access to old magazines (BARG?) that might assist. Regards, Rob

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Re: 18 Squadron Wessex HC.2 at RAF Gutersloh July 1972

Post by IanM » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:55 pm

BARG in December 1972 shows BG as XT676 as ‘seen recently’. It was also BG in the May 1971 issue.
Ian

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Re: 18 Squadron Wessex HC.2 at RAF Gutersloh July 1972

Post by rob125 » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:29 pm

Thanks for the quick response Ian - much appreciated. Rob

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