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    Posted: 17 Feb 2010 at 10:18

Does anyone know anything about the first Met Flight, supposedly set up in February 1918 at Berck in France ?



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Yes Nick,
I have a paper awaiting publication in the Royal Meteorological Society magazine "Weather" that covers the history of the first Meteorological Flight (5 February 1918 to 3 September 1919).  Anything in particular you are after (saves me writing a brief summary that might duplicate something you already know).
I'm also writing the biography of Captain C K M Douglas who was the CO for most of its existence.  He joined the Met Office after being demobilised at the end of May 1919, and was later one of the forecasters involved with the forecast for the D-day landings.
If you think "Weather" is an 'odd' publication for an aviation subject it's simply that my real interest is meteorology, and what little is known about Meteor (as the unit was known) in meteorological literature is in error - I thought to correct that.
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