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This is 'Pamela' of the 25thBG (R). The unit was the very first to equipped to dispense 'Chaff' to black enemy radar during heavy bomber missions. Though 'Chaff was carried by some heavy bombers, a need was realised to have faster aircraft fly on ahead of the bomber formations to break up enemy radar signals early, in advance of the raid arrival. the all reed tail surface was an attempt to distinguish the type from the German Me410 which was very similar in shape and design. NS739 was built at the Hatfield Plant, and had a distinguished and lengthy career, surviving the war, and a being finally stuck off the RAF inventory in 1947.