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627 Squadron

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Low level target marking, developed by 617 Squadron, was so successful that 627 Squadron, a Mosquito unit in No 8 (PFF) Group, was "loaned" to 5 Group to operate in this role. The squadron arrivied at Woodhall Spa on 14 April 1944 and stayed until the end of the war.

Peter Mallender, Thorpe Camp, 1998

627 Remembered

Ken Oatley  year 2011


          627 Squadron Flying Officer Eric Arthur - Pathfinder Navigator
Men and machines poured into Woodhall with other Mossie squadrons being disbanded and sent to Woodhall to join 627. By July there over six thousand people on the base and it was packed with aircraft, with the new boys learning the 627 techniques.

March 1st 2016      Eric Arthur - Knight of the Order Legion of Honour
Eric Arthur was awarded the Legion of Honour with the rank of Chevalier (Knight) by the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, at a ceremony at the Adelaide Town Hall on 1st March. Six other South Australian veterans of WW2 were also presented with the award at this ceremony.

Flying Officer Eric Arthur
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