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20/04/2016: Message from the Chief Executive of the Fly Navy Heritage Trust
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 3:26 PM
To: The Secretary of the FAAA
Subject: 845 and 846 RN Air Squadron COs
Dear Mr Murray,
I am sorry to bother you but I was wondering if it would be possible to place me in contact with the one-time COs of 845 and 846 RN Air Squadrons who served in the Falklands in 1982?
I ask this, as I am currently researching a book into the Falklands conflict and consequently have a few questions for the then COs of these formations?
In particular, I am interested in which of the squadrons airlifted 2 PARA from Goose Green to Fitzroy following 2 PARA's 'great leap forward'.
If you could help me with my enquiry, then I would be most grateful.
Dr Paul Winter.
Please Contact The FAAA Secretary with any information @ http://www.faaa.org.uk/secretary/
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