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    FW: Help wanted
    From: Barry Hudson
    Date: 2002 Oct 28, 16:17 -0800

    -----Original Message-----
    From: rinforum-owner@rin.org.uk [mailto:rinforum-owner@rin.org.uk]On
    Behalf Of Air Cdre D F H Grocott
    Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 10:00 AM
    To: director; RINForum
    Cc: jim@vrlongstaff.fsnet.co.uk
    Subject: Re: Help wanted
    I spent many hours using the Astrocompass Mk 2. It served two main purposes:
    1. To determine the heading of the aircraft
    2. To take true bearings of points on the ground. The reverse of the
    bearings were plotted as position lines. These position lines could be
    transferred to fix the position of the aircraft.
    If you would like further information, or if you cannot open the attached
    file, please e-mail me directly.
    Pinky Grocott
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "director" 
    To: "RINForum" 
    Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 1:07 PM
    Subject: FW: Help wanted
    > Anyone able to help pse contact James direct, cc Forum (Reply All should
    > the trick!).
    > Regards,
    > David Broughton
    > Director
    > ----------
    > From: "Jim Longstaff" 
    > Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 16:46:40 -0000
    > To: 
    > Subject: Help wanted
    > Dear Sir,
    > I am writing to see if you are able to help me.
    > My wife's grandfather (who is 84) has just been moved into a home.
    > Whilst clearing his previous home of 60 years, I came across an
    > which he used during the second world war, as he was a navigation trainer
    > the RAF and was posted to Canada to undertake training for the duration of
    > the second world war.
    > The item in question is some form of compass, (please accept my apologies
    > I am somewhat ignorant in these matters). There is a reference on it's
    > as follows:
    > A.M. Astro Compass Mk II
    > 6.A/1174
    > 3. X.
    > Sadly, it is in a state of disrepair and we would like to restore it to
    > former glory as a memento of his war service.
    > We have been advised that your organisation may be able to point us in the
    > right direction as to where we could obtain more information on the above
    > object.
    > Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated.
    > Yours faithfully,
    > James Longstaff.


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