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Hurricane IIB BG696 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane IIB BG696

SD by Zeroes ,258 Sqn lost 1942-04-05 More information in: Databases

Block 4/G , Gloster Aircraft Limited , RR Merlin XX - Sept 1941 - Dec 1941 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  05 Apr 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  BG696
Unit  258 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Sgt K W Moorhouse(R74993)
Details SD by Zeroes
Source ORB / HurricanesOver

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Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableSorry to invade this thread, but I would like to know if anyone has some pilot/ac tie-ups for the ferry flights to Ceylon other than those mentioned in Bloody Shamples? I can offer one: BG696 was flown by Peacock-Edwards. John Engelsted ....Read More.JohnE on 5th August 2011 06:57:05
Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableJohn, I have almost no info on which Hurricane was flown off Indomitable by which pilot, just info on which was flown by whom on 5 April. According to Bloody Shambles p. 401, BG696 was flown by Sgt Morehouse on 5 April. Z5461 was the aircraft Peacock-Edwards flew on 5 April. On page 74 of Hurricane Aces 1941-1945, there is a picture of Hurricane BN125 of 258 Squadron at probably the Racecourse. It looks like it has made a wheels-up landing. The caption does not give a date for the photo but it's apparently from March or April 1942, so BN125 was probably flown off Indomitable. This is the only one I know off from a source other than Bloody Shambles. Rob ....Read More.Rob Stuart on 7th August 2011 07:39:49
Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableThe source for Peacock-Edwards flying BG696 om March 6th is his logbook. John ....Read More.JohnE on 8th August 2011 04:21:54

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