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    Special Operations Executive Special Duty Squadrons
    http://libertesoe.webs.com/rafspecialdutiessquadrons.htm

    No. 138 (Special Duties) Squadron (PAF)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._138_Squadron_RAF#Special_Duties_in_World_War_II
    http://www.tempsford-squadrons.info/
    http://www.tempsfordairfield.com/no-138-squadron/
    http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/allied/royalairforce/sqdview.php?pid=336

    1586 (PAF) Flight (attached 138 Squadron)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._1586_Flight_RAF

    1586 (PAF) Flight became: No. 301 Polish Bomber Squadron "Land of Pomerania"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._301_Polish_Bomber_Squadron
    http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw301straty.html
    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/301/301Squadron.html
    http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/allied/royalairforce/sqdview.php?pid=500

    No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron RAF
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._161_Squadron_RAF
    http://www.tempsford-squadrons.info/
    http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/allied/royalairforce/sqdview.php?pid=359

    No. 644 (Special Duties) Squadron (RAF) based at Tarrant Rushton
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._644_Squadron_RAF
    http://www.644vgs.org/
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    No. 100 (Bomber Support) Group was a special duties group within RAF Bomber Command.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._100_Group_RAF

    No. 1692 Flight (RAF) based at Little Snoring by 1945
    - No other information.

    No. 1699 Flight (RAF) based at RAF Oulton May 1944 to June 1945.
    No. 1699 Flight was renamed 1699 Bomber Support Conversion Unit on 24 October 1944
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    Mediterranean Theater:

    No. 148 (Special Duty) Squadron (part of the Balkan Air Force)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._148_Squadron_RAF
    http://www.aircrew-saltire.org/lib158.htm
    http://levantbalkans.blogspot.ca/2015/06/no148-special-duties-squadron-in-balkans.html
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/18801-148-squadron-special-duties-soe-group/
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/18308-148-squadron-special-duties-soe-raf/
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/operationdarkofthemoon/info

    No. 624 (Special Duty) Squadron - from No. 1575 Flight RAF
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._624_Squadron_RAF
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/624squadron.cfm
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    SEAC Command, CBI Theater:

    No. 357 (Special Duty) Squadron, formed February 1944 at Digri, Bengal from No. 1576 (Special Duties) Flight
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._357_Squadron_RAF
    http://www.rquirk.com/357.html

    No. 358 (Special Duty) Squadron formed November 1944 at Kolar, India, personnel from 1673 Heavy Conversion Unit.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._358_Squadron_RAF
    http://www.rquirk.com/358.html
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    Special Operations Executive operations in World War II:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Special_Operations_Executive_operations_in_World_War_II

    Several members of the WAAF served with the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War.
    See: http://tinyurl.com/q3eso64
     
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    No. 196 (Sherlock's) Squadron (RAF) was one of many SOE Supply Drop Squadrons.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._196_Squadron_RAF

    Again, please provide the reference for that squadron list when you find it. K?

    Beautiful music. I wish there were credits...

    I run it in conjunction with the Richard Hillary Audio Tape running quietly in the background. Quite a magic combination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5b-c45_hls
     
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