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Blenheim Mk I aircraft in flight, date unknown

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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 Apr 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Hobilar says:
19 Aug 2007 01:12:01 AM

Something of a mystery here. The Squadron markings indicate that this Blenheim IF belongs to 266 (Rhodesian) Squadron based at RAF Sutton Bridge from 30 October 1939. The Squadron was intended to fly Bkenheim Fighters but actually equipped with Fairey Battle Light Bombers instead. It became a Spitfire Squadron in January 1940 and was based at RAF Wittering during the Battle of Britain.
2. Robert says:
13 Aug 2010 03:04:24 PM

I would think this Blenheim I was operated by 211 Squadron, as denoted by the codes UO, when the squadron was involved in the Greek campaign of 1941. It was painted in the desert camouflage scheme of dark earth and mid stone with azure blue undersides.
3. Anonymous says:
12 May 2014 12:01:47 AM

The aircraft is a well-known official shot of Blenheim Mark I L6670 of 211 Squadron RAF, at Menidi (Tatoi) in Greece, in late 1940 or early 1941. The Squadron letters are UQ.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Dec 2014 01:47:28 PM


No.211 Squadron was sent to help the Greeks fight against the Italian invasion of the country.
Blenheim Mk.1 L6670 was flown by Squadron Leader J. Gordon-Finlayson.
Aircraft operated under code(UQ-R)March 1941 Finlayson was awarded the DSO and later promoted to Wing Commander.

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