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Roland Griffiths-Marsh, a member of Z Special Unit conducting parachute training at Leyburn, possibly with No. 200 Flight

No. 200 Flight was a Royal Australian Air Force special duties flight of World War II.

No. 200 Flight was formed at Leyburn, Queensland on 15 February 1945. Equipped with six heavily modified B-24 Liberator aircraft, the Flight was controlled by the Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) and was tasked with the insertion and supply of intelligence gathering parties behind Japanese lines. Due to the secrecy of these tasks personnel from the flight were forbidden to speak about their duties at any time.

No. 200 Flight began flying operational missions in March 1945, with the Flight supporting AIB operations in Borneo ahead of and during the Borneo campaign (1945). Three aircraft were lost during these operations, representing a very heavy casualty rate for a unit as small as No. 200 Flight. Following the end of the war the Flight appears to have flown all AIB personnel in Borneo back to Australia. No. 200 Flight was disbanded on 15 December 1945.

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