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Hurricane I AG185 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane I AG185

ac received new wing tip ,151 OTU lost 1943-11-03 More information in: Databases

Block 2/C, C.C.F. , Packard Merlin 28, June 1940 - April 1941 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  03 Nov 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  AG185
Unit  151 OTU Operating Airfield  Risalpur Country  India
Aircrew details
Details ac received new wing tip

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Andrew Conway Emil Drake 615 and 67 SquadronDavid, Your mention about 151 OTU got me hitting my notes : 151 OTU ORB - AIR 29/703 - Summary for April 43. [I] "On 7.4.43, Hurricanes AG185 and W9238 collided in mid air. The pilot of AG185 catching the trailing edge of W9238 with his propeller. The pilot of W9238, 785098 Sgt A.C.E.Drake showed great presence of mind in taking the aircraft up to 5000 feet to test its capabilities after the collision. He managed to make a good landing and both aircraft were repaired here." [/I]Also reg [I] "Can any Tom, Dick or Harry walk off the street and join the RAF and be immediately sent to Southern Rhodesia? I would have thought the RAF have stringent health and aptitude requirements for being a fighter pilot. " [/I]This was probably common with recruitment of expatriate british in the east/far east. Atleast in India - subjects of Britain of pure European descent were given priority in flying training. Those with flying experiences usually got commissions in the RAFVR. Anyone not of pure european descent were earmarked for ground duties. so it is possible that he was picked for aircrew duties. no special requirements there.. Those in india were trained locally within the FTS in India. ....Read More.Jagan on 5th May 2019 11:50:34

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