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Hurricane IIB BG870 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane IIB BG870

261 Sqn, lost 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

Sent to Far East. SOC Dt:1944-10-14 Units: 261 Sqn More information in: Databases

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  01 Jun 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  BG870
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  China Bay Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Fg Offr R Mayes (Hayes)
Details Two ac scrambled at 1840. During taxxying out, undercarraige collapsed damaging airscrew, radiator, fairings and air intake fairings.

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Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableCan anyone help identifying which (if any) of the following eleven Hurricanes were flown off by HMS Indomitable on 6-7 March 1942: BE242, BG689, BG692, BG819, BG870, BG872, BG916, BG936, BG937, BM901 and BM918. I have been researching (on and off) the Hurricanes of the so-called emergency allocations of December 1941 for Singapore, Burma and Ceylon mostly through research at then PRO, Kew and at AHB RAF and by exchanging data with others. More recently I have been trying to line up the 60 Hurricanes ferried by Indomitable for Ceylon. I'm aware of the 2011 discussions on this forum which I have followed with great interest but no more than that being too busy writing a book at the time. Help is appreciated. Peter Boer ....Read More.peterboer on 10th February 2017 01:52:28

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