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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:18 pm 
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I'm researching our Spitfire, TE-294, for my trip west in her this summer, and need a few background facts.

I can't seem to find a number for how many RCAF Spitfire squadrons there were in the UK/France in early summer of 1944. Any ideas?

And I wonder how many Canadians in total flew the Spitfire during the course of the entire war?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:18 pm 
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According to Wikipedia these 15 RCAF squadrons used Spits:
No. 400 Squadron RCAF
No. 401 Squadron RCAF 1941–45
No. 402 Squadron RCAF 1942–45
No. 403 Squadron RCAF 1941–45
No. 411 Squadron RCAF 1941–46
No. 412 Squadron RCAF 1941–45
No. 414 Squadron RCAF 1943–45
No. 416 Squadron RCAF
No. 417 Squadron RCAF
No. 421 Squadron RCAF 1943–45
No. 430 Squadron RCAF
No. 441 Squadron RCAF 1944–45
No. 442 Squadron RCAF
No. 443 Squadron RCAF 1944–46
No. 13 Squadron RCAF

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We’re the later spitfires able to do long range escort?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:02 pm 
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But he wanted to know which ones were in France in 1944


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Thanks!

That's helpful.


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