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by Drew Barron
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: 38 GROUP
Topic: Operation Varsity
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Operation Varsity

Hi Bruno, Thank you for your suggestion but after a bit more research, I think you have the wrong McLean. I have found out that the ORTU my father was based at took off for "varsity" as part of "G" Sqn. It is mentioned that the ORTU provided 20 a/c for glider towing. I am surprised that he wrote the...
by Drew Barron
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: 38 GROUP
Topic: Operation Varsity
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Operation Varsity

Hi Cliff, Thank you for the information. Maybe I can find out a bit more about F/Lt McLean in order to get the Stirling serial no. Strange though. My father was pretty accurate about the a/c details in his log book and this seems out of character with his normal record. Anyway, never a distraction a...
by Drew Barron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: 38 GROUP
Topic: Operation Varsity
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Operation Varsity

Hi Bruno and thank you for your response. I have tried to check the ORB's for the ORTU but AIR 29 records have not been digitised so I will have to wait for Kew to open up again. I have also checked all the 38 Grp. ORB's for March 1945 that flew Stirlings and Halifaxes for December of 1944 but no jo...
by Drew Barron
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: 38 GROUP
Topic: Operation Varsity
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Operation Varsity

Hello, My father was a gunner in a Sterling aircraft during Operation Varsity 23/24 March 1945. It was the only time he flew in a Sterling but his log book is a bit confusing so I hope I am in the right forum. According to his log book, at the time, he was posted at No. 1 ORTU based somewhere in the...