Informal log of 517 Squadron's Epicure flights

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Informal log of 517 Squadron's Epicure flights

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Informal handwritten log with notes of 517 Squadron's flights, records aircraft squadron letter, captain, reason for flight and duration. Starts 24 November 1944, last entry 3 April 1946. Covers flights from RAF Brawdy and RAF Chivenor.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Angela Gaffney

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Hand written sheet on an album page

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PWardEM16010035

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FLYING TIME CARRIED FORWARD 2600

[underlined] 517 SQUADRON RAF BRAWDY [/underlined]
1944 DAY NIGHT
24 NOV HALIFAX S S/L BECK MAO DUAL CHECK 0005
24 NOV S P/O SKINNER MAO CIRCUITS & LANDED 0010
30 NOV 1317 U S/L BECK 2ND MAO EPICURE 0500 0200
02 DEC 1410 T P/O SKINNER MAO PRACTEX 0340 0250
09 DEC 1830 J P/O SKINNER MAO NAVEX 0240
12 DEC 0145 T P/O SKINNER MAO EPICURE 0055 0655
15 DEC 0137 J P/O SKINNER MAO EPICURE 0015 0655
17 DEC 0205 V P/O SKINNER MAO EPICURE 0025 0635
24 DEC 1330 V P/O SKINNER MAO EPICURE 0420 0310

1945
09 JAN 1445 W P/O MACPHEE MAO EPICURE 0300 0500
13 JAN 1230 V P/O MACPHEE MAO EPICURE 0500 0245
17 JAN 1400 K W/C LYNEHAM MAO EPICURE 0320 0355
23 JAN 1510 D F/O SKINNER MAO AIRTEST 0145
02 MAR 2320 P S/L BECK MAO EPICURE 0130 0820
07 MAR 2345 P F/O SKINNER MAO EPICURE 0300 0735
18 MAR 1005 J P/O MACPHEE MAO EPICURE 0705
25 MAR 2340 T F/L ENGEL MAO EPICURE 0345 0720
30 MAR 0940 A S/L KEMP MAO AIRTEST 0135
10 APR 1215 V J F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0905
17 APR 0020 V A F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0205 0730
22 APR 0040 V D F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0310 0700
17 MAY 1150 III N F/L KIMMINS MAO EPICURE 0925
22 MAY 1201 III N F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0900
28 MAY 0015 N F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0300 0635
30 MAY 1204 N F/L VAREY MAO EPICURE 0915
02 JUN 1130 B F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0940
07 JUN 1123 E F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 1035
13 JUN 0045 B F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0420 0515
16 JUN 1235 L F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 1000
25 JUN 0022 T F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0400 0540

[underlined] 517 SQUADRON RAF BRAWDY [/underlined]
1945 DAY NIGHT
28 JUN 0041 P F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0450 0520
03 JUL 1153 E F/L HUGHES MAO SPECIAL 0610
05 JUL 1125 T F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 1030
06 JUL 1130 T F/L HUGHES MAO CHIVENOR-BASE 0030
11 JUL 1120 P P/O BLAKE MAO EPICURE 0920
23 JUL 2340 D P/O PROVERBS MAO EPICURE 0350 0550
19 AUG 1140 B W/C THOMSON – F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0850
24 AUG 2302 F F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0230 0730
31 AUG 1100 E F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0900
04 SEP 2330 C F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0220 0740
10 SEP 0145 E F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0420 0540
15 SEP 1028 L F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0850
19 SEP 1100 C F/L HUGHES MAO TRANSIT TO GIBRALTER 0820
21 SEP 0101 A C F/L HUGHES MAO GIB TO LAGENS 0030 0715
22 SEP 1105 A C F/L HUGHES MAO LAGENS TO BRAWDY 0725
25 SEP 1130 C F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0815 0130
29 SEP 2257 B F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0310 0640
10 OCT 2153 P F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0135 0755
14 OCT 1019 L F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0740 0120

1945 [underlined] 517 SQUADRON RAF CHIVENOR [/underlined]
03 DEC 2219 K F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0045 0910
16 DEC 2040 J F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 1050
20 DEC 1008 C F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0620 0315
24 DEC 0901 A F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0735 0300
31 DEC 0938 A F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0700 0220
1946
05 JAN 0017 P F/L HUGHES MAO EPICURE 0215 0815
18 MAR 2130 III K F/O BEESON MAO EPICURE 0100 0900
03 APR 2230 C F/O BEESON MAO EPICURE 0155 0717

TOTAL FLYING TIME 300/45' 213/22

EPICURES WERE ALL NORMAL EXCEPT FOR REMARKS [underlined] 1944 [/underlined] 30 NOV NORMAL WAS TRACK 215 TO POSITION 9 450NM 09 DEC NAVEX NOT COMPLETED AIRSPEED INDICATOR U/S 15 DEC LANDED AT ST DAVIDS 17 DEC ASCENT POSN 8 DESCENT 3 STRONG WINDS [underlined] 1945 [/underlined] 23 JAN CLIMB TO 500MB BRAWDY THUM 02 MAR NORMAL NOW TO POSITION 13 650NM TRACK 215 18 MAR POSN 9 ONLY 30 MAR THUM ASCENT BRAWDY 17 APR POSITION 11 (WESTON ZOYLAND - DUNKESWELL) 17 MAY NORMAL NOW TRIANGULAR 198 TRUE 400NM 240 T 300NM 035 T 650NM 17 MAY DIVERTED TO WESTON ZOYLAND 03 JUL SPECIAL FLIGHT IRISH SEA FOR HM KING GEORGE VI VISIT TO ISLE OF MAN. LOW CLOUD & SEA FOG SITUATION 05 JUL LANDED CHIVENOR 11 JUL HIGH LEG MAINLY AT 700 MILLIBARS DUE TO ICING AT 500MB 19 AUG 229 T – 44°-47’ N 17° 27’ W 070 T – 46° 47’ N 0935 W - 030 T - BASE 10 SEP DIVERTED TO WESTON ZOYLAND 19 SEP MET OBS AT 50NM INTERVALS AT 950MB 21 SEP ditto 22 SEP ditto [underlined] 1946 [/underlined] 05 JAN 14 POSITIONS OUT – 1480NM TOTAL 18 MAR HALIFAX No NA175 03 APR NA546

“No 1404 FLIGHTBECAME 517(MET) SQUADRON AND MOVED TO BRAWDY IN FEB 1944” (HALIFAX AT WAR BRIAN J RAPIER)
MOVED TO CHIVENOR NOV 1945 DISBANDED JUNE or JULY 1946

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“Informal log of 517 Squadron's Epicure flights,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 7, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9980.

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