Tony Gaze's Spitfire MkXIV codes...

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  1. SteveH

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    Hi there,
    Has anyone got some detail on Gaze's Spitfire MkXIV squadron codes? Part of my research library was destoyed recently, and I am doing a painting of it.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
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    I have "Six Aces" upstairs - think there's some codes in there. Can't get at it for a few hours though, wife baby sleeping...
     
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    Hi:

    DW-U
    DW-T
    DW-F
    above are 610 Squadron. The book lists the claims made on these aircraft.


    EB-E
    EB-B
    above are 41 Squadron. Ditto re: claims.

    I'm positive I've seen one of Tony Gaze's Spitfires as a current Aussie warbird, somewhere in QLD. Will look for link.

    What part of Sydney are you in? Artarmon here, near Chatswood.
     
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    Mhuxt,
    Thanks for your info, and apologies for the slow delay. If you have some profiles, that would be good, but I'll keep looking. I didn't know there were any Mk14's flying in Oz.

    I'm real close to you, just over in Cremorne. I've just taken a break from the easel, having remembered I posted this enquiry.

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
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    Hiya Steve:

    The aircraft I linked to isn't a flyer, so far as I know. Still under restoration IIRC.

    I had a look in the Shores/Thomas 2nd TAF books - Tony Gaze's EB-E was SM823. Will have a look for the other serials if you like - let me know.

    Cremorne's a nice little part of the world, though I really only know the stretch along Military Road with all the Japanese eateries.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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    Thanks again Mark. I just realised that I have a copy of 'Six Aces' - I'll check it tonight.

    I'm on the Middle Harbour side of Cremorne - very quiet, water glimpses etc.. Wouldn't mind a change though.

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
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