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Lisburn 05 Jul 2018 20:09 #1

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The following was in 245 Sqns ORB for 29th March 1941:

"One section flew to LISBURN at approx 1800 hours on a reconnaissance of LISBURN landing ground, in view of its projected future use as a satellite"

Another recon was carried out the following day.

I suspect this is referring to Long Kesh but I wasn't 100% sure and wondered if this was another location?

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Lisburn 12 Jul 2018 18:26 #2

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Peter,
It it was a Satellite Landing Ground then it would have been Blaris.

Blaris Road runs from Long Kesh to Lisburn and if you look at it on Google Sat view you will see a rectangular shaped field to the left of Priests Road.
This was Blaris Satellite Landing Ground.

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Lisburn 16 Jul 2018 19:09 #3

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I don't recall Lisburn/Blaris being a Satellite Landing Ground of the MU type. However information from 88 Sqn ORB would seem to confirm that it was. Was it closed down early?

25/5/1941 - Battle L5565 crashed on landing (overshot)
22/6/1941 - Battle L5544 crashed on landing (u/c failure)
2/9/1941 - Battle L5559 crashed on take off (mentioned as 23 MU)

88Sqn in May were using Battles, Blenheims and Bostons but by September most of the Battles had gone and at that time they were based in Norfolk.

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