palestine 1947

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by ginger jim, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. ginger jim

    ginger jim New Member

    hi new to this trying to find any info or photos about my fathers regiment 3rd flight 2864 sqdn raf reg 1947 palestine/egypt james burnett colvin /ginger
  2. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi Jim,

    The only help I can give you at the moment is for you to see


    "2864 Squadron

    Formed in May 1943 at Grombalia from an amalgamation of Nos 4341, 4347 and 4356 LAA Flights and in June, when the Italian Garrison on the island of Lampedusa surrendered, the squadron deployed to the island together with No 2744 Squadron to defend the airfield at Sousse.

    In July it moved over to Sicily, serving at Palermo, Syracuse and Catania.

    In Italy it operated at Bari, Taranto, Cap San Vito, Pozzouli, converting to the Rifle role in September 1944.

    It served in this new role at Foggia, Iesi, Osimo, Santarcangelo, Foccia and Lecce.

    During this period two member of the squadron were mentioned in despatches.

    It moved to Palestine in April 1945, where it served at Ramat David, Ramleh and Lydda, before being disbanded on being renumbered No 62 Squadron on 8 June 1947."

    I've checked the RockNet Roll of Honour and he isn't listed.


    Regards, Mick D.
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  3. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome to the forum Jim, good luck with your research

  4. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson Member

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  5. ginger jim

    ginger jim New Member

    thanks for the info guys

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