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MkI Hurricane Photo Question

MkI Hurricane Photo Question
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
11:20:26 29 June 2001
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Ian Le Sueur

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Back with another photo question

Tue Jun 26 20:59:05 2001

photo of an Hurricane Mk1 with two bladed wooden prop the only visible no on the side is 313, any ideas?

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Hurricane MkI L1762 (No.313)
Author: Ross_McNeill
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11:22:29 29 June 2001
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Ian Le Sueur

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Hurricane Mk 1 L1762 (No 313)

Thu Jun 28 22:42:50 2001

Hurricane Mk 1 L1762 (No 313) was shipped to Canada in October 1938 as a trainer what became of this aircraft?

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Hurricane 313
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
14:10:15 01 July 2001
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Chris Charland

ccharlan.A T.vianet.on.ca

Hurricane 313

Fri Jun 29 16:20:02 2001

Hi Ian

I did some research on your Hurricane and this is what I came up with.

Cheers...Chris

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I ( former R.A.F. s/n L1762 ) was taken on strength with the Royal Canadian Air Force on the 2nd of March 1939. That was the same day that it arrived at Vancouver, British Columbia in crates. The aircraft was assembled at Sea Island (Vancouver's airport). It was subsequently test flown by No.1 (F) Squadron's Commanding Officer Squadron Leader Elmer Fullerton. In early June 1939, Hurricane 313 was ferried to Calgary, Alberta, where it served with 'A' Flight of No.1 (F) Squadron.

I'll jump ahead to the 10th of September 1939, when No.1 (F) Squadron was mobilized at St.Hubert, Quebec.

The squadron relocated to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on the 5th of November 1939. Its first wartime mission took place on the 20th of November 1939. It was a naval co-op effort with the Royal Canadian Navy in Bedford Basin (Halifax area). The squadron's last mission in Canada took place on the 24th of April 1940, when a pair of Hurricanes conducted a local reconnaissance within a 50 mile radius of Dartmouth.

On the 22nd of May 1940, No.1 (F) Squadron's Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader Ernie McNabb was informed that his unit would be proceeding overseas immediately. Prior to departure for England, the squadron absorbed the personnel from No.115 (F) Squadron (Auxiliary) which was based in Montreal, Quebec.

Hurricane 313 along with the other aircraft of the squadron, were shipped to England. No.1 (F) Squadron R.C.A.F. took up residence at R.A.F. Station Middle Wallop, Hampshire effective the 21st of June 1940.

Hurricane 313 became YO-L. For the moment, I can not find anything else about this aircraft other than it was not lost in combat while with the Canadians.

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RE: Hurricane 313
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
14:12:09 01 July 2001
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Ian Le Sueur

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Hurricane 313

Sun Jul 1 09:45:50 2001

Thanks once again Chris, I wonder if aircraft being brought back to the UK from Canada would have reverted back to their original serial number or would have been issued with new serials?

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Hurricane L1762/313
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
16:01:32 01 July 2001
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Chris Charland

ccharlan.A T.vianet.on.ca

Hurricane L1762/313

Sun Jul 1 17:00:51 2001

Hi Ian

I strongly suspect that it would have reverted back to its original serial and sent to an R.A.F. fighter unit or O.T.U. I have a list of serial numbers of Hurricanes that served with No.1 (F) Squadron and L1762 is not amongst them. Incidentally Ian, the squadron was re-numbered as No.401 'Ram' (F) Squadron at R.A.F. Station Driffield, Yorkshire on the 1st of March 1941. The squadron retained the 'YO' code.

Cheers...Chris

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RE: Hurricane L1762/313
Author: Ian Le Sueur (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:09:24 02 July 2001
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Thanks Chris your help as usual is much appreciated