|Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by Indomitable||Sorry 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 Indomitable||John,
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 Indomitable||The source for Peacock-Edwards flying BG696 om March 6th is his logbook.
John ....Read More.||JohnE on 8th August 2011 04:21:54|