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« on: July 23, 2009, 04:52:14 PM »

I would need some help deciphering the following operational record of ML117. Too many acornyms for this old head  Embarrassed

ML117   LFIX      CBAF   M66   8MU 24-3-44 1S 28-5-44 FAAC 2-6-44 ros 86MU 6-2-45 1S 22-4-45 to 5495M 25-7-45 321ATC

Interested in particular in explaining the following acronyms:
1S = 1 Sqn?
FAAC = ?
ros = ?
5495M = ?
321ATC = ?

Thanks very much in advance,
/Martin
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 07:04:35 PM »

1S = 1 Squadron;  FAAC =  flying accident, category AC; ros = repaired on site; 5495m = Maintenance airframe no. 5495 = toy for apprentices to play with; 321 ATC = 321 Squadron ATC.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 07:10:16 PM »

ML117 built as LF.IX (with Merlin 66) issued to
8 Maintenance Unit 24 March 1944
to 1 Squadron 28 May 1944 [squadron converting from Typhoon], flying accident, damage category AC [beyond ability of unit] on 2 June, repaired on station.

to 86 Maintenance Unit 6 Feb 1945 [it might have been 'under repair' until this time, and was now ready for issue again?]

to 1 Squadron again 22 April 1945 [at which time Squadron converting very slowly to Mk.21, but still with IXs on strength]

25 July 1945 to 'maintenance airframe' (i.e. grounded) 5495.  allocated to 321ATC [Air Training Corps?]

(Well, as I was working this up Edgar did his version, but I'll post it anyway!)
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 09:39:32 PM »

I live closer, that's all Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 12:06:22 AM »

Thanks, Edgar and Gingerbob. Excellent help.

/Martin
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