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AIR81/5Pilot Officer M L Hulton-Harrop: report of death; Hurricane L1985. Pilot Officer F C Rose: uninjured; Hurricane L1980 forced to land near Ipswich, 6 September 1939.C14141984
AIR81/6Pilot Officer F C Rose: uninjured; Hurricane L1980 forced to land near Ipswich, 6 September 1939.C14141985
AIR81/42Pilot Officer R F Martin: interned after Hurricane L1959 landed in Luxembourg, 8 November 1939.C14142125
AIR81/43Pilot Officer G B Mitchell: report of death; Hurricane L1907 failed to return from air operations, 9 November 1939.C14142126
AIR81/44Pilot Officer H J R Dunn: interned; Hurricane L1619 landed near Courtrai, Belgium, 10 November 1939; escaped and rejoined unit on 24 November 1939.C14142127

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hurricane Hurricane

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantPhilip John ADAMSON (1334388) Hurricane Hurricane   1944-05-01258 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerTheodore Alex Manuel ANDRADE (1703) Hurricane Hurricane   1944-05-081 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerKeith Vincent BAILEY (170403) Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1945-02-2120 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerEdmund Maurice BERRY (150222) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane   1944-04-1411 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaImphal War Cemetery
Flying OfficerWilliam Philip BRITTAIN (159748) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane   1944-06-0720 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaImphal War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerNathaniel Samuel MASIH (2453) Hurricane Hurricane   1944-05-211 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying Officer NARAYAN SHAMU PRASAD (2388) Hurricane Hurricane   1945-04-307 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerBola Ramesh RAO (2626) Hurricane Hurricane   1945-04-287 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerAugustine ROY (2389) Hurricane Hurricane   1944-04-271 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
LieutenantPaul Daniel ANECK-HAHN (103046) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-07-121 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderJohn Vincent Clarence BADGER (33046) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1941-06-3043 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHalton (St. Michael) Churchyar
Second LieutenantJ Macr BARCLAY (47304) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-171 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot Officer BEHMAN RATTANSHAH SANJANA (1699) Hurricane Hurricane   1943-03-026 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaDelhi / Karachi 1939-1945 War
Wing CommanderDerek Pierre Aumale BOITEL-GILL (28142) Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1941-09-1859 OTU United KingdomWest Norwood Cemetery And Crem
LieutenantAdriaan Jacobus BOTHA (47828) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-06-141 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantRobert Denis BOWER (1190482) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-2943 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomThurlby (St. Germain) Churchya
Flying OfficerEllicott Alfred Hunter CHAPPLE (36231) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-01-1279 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLittle Abington (St. Mary) Chu
Flight LieutenantPeter Sherriff CHARLES (41826) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-1633 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
LieutenantRalph Vigne CHRISTIE (203192) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-06-141 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
LieutenantJohannes Jacobus CONRADIE (103248) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-07-281 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
Flying OfficerManek Hormusji DADABHOY (1694) Hurricane Hurricane   1943-05-252 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerKeith Lloyd DAVIES (87365) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-27607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilliam Lorne FRASER (R/74355) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO   1941-11-07607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHawkinge Cemetery
SergeantAllan Irving GATE (403544) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-10-15245 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Squadron LeaderHerbert Selwyn GIDDINGS (37283) Hurricane Hurricane   1943-01-23135 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantWilliam Des Brisay GILMOUR (1073643) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-10-23504 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCappagh (St. Eugenius) Church
Flying OfficerThomas Wallace GUDGEON (42307) Hurricane Hurricane  AIR81/6809 1941-04-2094 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerRonald Martin HAMILTON (404076) Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1941-09-18 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
LieutenantPeter Maxwell HEDLEY (103079) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-10-191 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerPeter Gershom HERRICK (88246) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-09-25245 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Second LieutenantNorman Charles HOARE (102492V) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-26229 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
LieutenantGraham Clayton HOJEM (103278V) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-171 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantWinston Ernest HOVEY (R/73296) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-27607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantMiles HOWLETT (R/74869) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-1132 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Flight SergeantFrancis Seymour HUNT (411407) Hurricane Hurricane   1943-01-22 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Pilot OfficerKenneth William HUTCHISON (J/5139) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-09-25245 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Flight LieutenantGeorge Gordon HYDE (C/948) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-05-17402 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomScopwick Church Burial Ground
SergeantWalter Carr LEES (1108738) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-02607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantArthur Lloyd LEWIS (R/60363) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-05607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantLewis Fry MALONE (70443) Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1941-10-10451 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerAndrew Young Mccoll McCOMBE (69434) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-06607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantAlbin NASSWETTER (787680) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  Forum Post 1941-06-171 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWhyteleafe (St. Luke) Churchya
LieutenantKeith Henry O'REILLY (103464) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-171 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerDavid Knaggs OAK-RHIND (400045) Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1941-05-21242 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Warrant OfficerLouis Anthony OVENS (590927) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane   1942-04-0530 Sqdn AIR27 Sri LankaColombo (Kanatte) General Ceme
SergeantDouglas William PIKE (904175) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-23238 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Pilot OfficerAnthony Richard PORTER (65529) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-06451 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerArthur Donald ROBERTS (402063) Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1941-09-27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantEarl Herbert RUPPEL (R/78610) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-181 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomChichester Cemetery
LieutenantAidan Stewart RUSSELL (47857V) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-06-301 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Second LieutenantNoel Milne "sandy" SANDILANDS (103602V) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-051 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantHenry Lindsay SAUNDERCOCK (405326) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-30245 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Flying OfficerRalph Edward SELLAR (85275) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-23238 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
LieutenantJohn Ascension SMITH (47300) Hurricane Hurricane  Forum Post 1941-11-21451 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
Second LieutenantEric Richard SMYTH (103391) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-021 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerLinton William STEVENSON (404961) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-11607 Sqdn AIR27 FranceJanval Cemetery, Dieppe
LieutenantRobert Henry TALBOT (102795) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-06-031 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
LieutenantArchibald Angus Leuchars TATHAM (103237) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-08-021 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
LieutenantAart Antony TENNANT (47504) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-08-021 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantLeslie James TRAVIS (938146) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-221 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEast Leake (St. Mary) Churchya
SergeantJohn George WALTERS (1154326) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  rafweb 1941-09-2394 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptIsmailia War Memorial Cemetery
SergeantRussell WEIR (1058556) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-27607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantCharles Morris WESSON (902548) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-11-28229 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
LieutenantJohn Burton WHITE (47510) Pilot Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-06-171 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
Second LieutenantCharles Bryant WILLSON (103485) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-12-071 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn Michael WYLEY (86673) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1941-11-27260 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerAlexander Roman ZATONSKI (43052) Hurricane Hurricane  Ext Link 1941-12-06238 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantAntonin ZAVORAL (787660) Hurricane Hurricane  NA/PRO 1941-10-31607 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial


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Hurricane losses ?Hello, On the other hand I possesses a list with next dates on the loss of Hurricane. True or false informations? 12/02/40 = THURGAR, PERCY FREDERICK. Loss at Pléchâtel. Aera Rennes. 27/03/40 = Hurricane. Aera Rennes ? 16/06/40 = Hurricane. Aera Rennes ? 17/06/40 = Hurricane. Aera Rennes ? 23/06/40 = Hurricane. Aera Rennes ? Regards, Dan ABSA 39-45 ....Read More.dan35 on 14th November 2007 07:54:49
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Ian Smith's WW2 career in RAF/SRAF - info requestHello Chris, Little bit of pieces cominf from the book"War in the Air Rhodesian Air Force" by Dudley Cowderoy & Roy C. Nesbit. "Born in 1919 in Selukwe. Student at Rhodes University. Enlisted in September 1941. Trained in the Rhodesian Ait Traaining Group, first at Guinea Fowl and then at Thornhill. Transfer to Idku in Egypt. At 05h46 on 4 october 1943 took off from Idku in HurricaneIIc serial KZ179, at accident on take off. On 10 May 1944 he reported back to 237 Sqn base in Corsica. He resumed ops flying 2 days later. Nine more ops flights followed. On 22 june 1944 he took off for his final mission with the Rhodesian squadron.His Spitfire was hit back Flak and he baled out, evaded German search party he met partisans with whom took part in their expeditions of sabotage. He crossed the mountains and reached the American lines in France 20 days later. He went to UK and took a refresher course and on 23 April 1945 he joined the 130 Sqn at Celle in Germany. Best regards Rene ....Read More.Rene Romainville on 22nd November 2007 04:48:27
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Master T8553 59 OTU 20/02/1943758018 / 114086 Flight Lieutenant John Edward Van Schaick, DFM A Canadian, on 8th March 1941 whilst flying Spitfires in 266 Squadron from Wittering, Sergeant van Schaick and Flying Officer Ferris attacked Ju.88A5 W/Nr 0404 FG+BM of Lessmöllman and shot it down into the sea off Skegness at 10:13hrs. As well as Lessmöllman, 86406 F/O Ferris was killed in this engagement. A British pilot, Sergeant van Schaick joined B flight of 609 Squadron on 14th July 1941 at Biggin Hill under S/Ldr Robinson. He Damaged 2 Bf.109F’s on 21st July whilst flying Spitfire PR-L on Circus 54, taking off at 07:44 hours and escorting 3 Stirlings to Lille. 609 were top cover of the Bigin Hill Escort Wing and flew in 6 pairs, 3 pairs on either side of the bombers, at 23,000ft. He was attacked by 2 fighters from up-sun shortly after leaving the target area and felt his Spitfire taking hits in the tail. He broke away downwards and headed for home reaching Calais at a height of 3,000ft. Seeing a gun emplacement he was about to attack it when he saw tracer going past his aircraft and then saw 2 Bf.109’s. All 3 went into a tight circle at 500ft over the rooftops, after which van Schaick broke away across the Channel. The Germans gave chase and hit the Spitfire in the starboard mainplane, only for van Schaick to execute a tight turn which put him on the tail of a 109, allowing him to shoot away a piece of the 109’s wingtip with cannon-fire. The other Bf.109 attacked head-on, and after turning full circle at sea level van Schaick opened fire and the 109 withdrew streaming oil and glyclol. Van Schaick had previously called M’Aidez on Button D and now, in answer to the Controllers query replied that he thought he could reach the coast, which he did and landed at Manston. On 5th August he hit a gun post in PR-S and on the 21st he was flying as part of the Biggin Hill Escort Cover Wing on Circus 83, 6 Blenheims attacking the Chocques Chemical Works. The bombers came under attack by Bf.109’s, van Schaick Probably Destroying a straggler, black smoke being seen after his attack. Arriving alone over Dunkirk at 3,000ft he spotted an E or R boat firing at him. Descending to 100ft he attacked it with cannon-fire, causing a bright flash followed by volumes of smoke, being credited with a Probably Destroyed. On 27th September he was flying as high cover to 12 Blenheims bound for Mazingarbe. Crossing the coast at Mardyck at 27,000ft, a large formation of Bf.109’s was spotted 5,000ft below. The wing dove after them, and van Schaick was attacked 4 times. On 9th October it rained, and in the morning the pilots watched a film on the use of oxygen at the Intelligence Office, followed by a recognition film on which they were tested. Pilot Officer du Monceau and van Schaick made no mistakes. On 7th November, flying Spitfire PR-V at 28,000ft as top cover with the Biggin Hill Wing on a Ramrod, van Schaick took off at 13:15hrs. Rendezvousing with the Northolt Wing, the formation swept east of Dunkirk, ....Read More.Mark Crame on 7th December 2007 05:07:55
Full List of Flying Training Schools in CanadaThe list at www.bombercrew seems the most complete, although it only mentions the principal aircraft types, and omits many of the minor types (for example, No. 31 SFTS had an RDF training flight with Ansons, replaced the Battles with Lysanders by 1943, and also had one Walrus and one Tigerschmidt on strength for a long time). It also misses the OTUs, that were under the operational commands for admin, but under the JATP/BCATP for training standards. The RN schools,and a number of trades schools, are also missing. Here is a list of what I think is missing, I would love to hear from anyone who could add to it. No. 1 OTU Bagotville, Que. Harvard, Lysander, Hurricane, Bolingbroke No. 3 OTU Patricia Bay, B.C. Stranraer, Canso, Lysander No. 5 OTU Boundary Bay and Abbotsford, BC Liberator, Bolingbroke, Mitchell, Kittyhawk No. 31 (later No. 7) OTU Debert, N.S. Hudson, Bolingbroke No. 32 (later No. 6 OTU) Patricia Bay, Comox, B.C., Greenwood, NS Anson, Beaufort, Hampden, Oxford, Lysander, Dakota, Expeditor No. 34 OTU Pennfield Ridge, N.B. Bolingbroke, Anson, Hudson, Ventura No. 36 (later No. 8) OTU Greenwood, N.S. Bolingbroke, Harvard, Hudson, Mosquito, Oxford No. 1 General Reconnaisance School Summerside, P.E.I. Anson No. 31 GRS Charlottetown, P.E.I. Anson No 1 Naval Air Gunners Schools (NAGS) Yarmouth, N.S. Swordfish, Seamew, Anson, Lysander, Walrus, Hurricane No. 1 Flying Instructors School Trenton, Ont. Fawn, Finch, Tiger Moth, Harvard, Cornell, Crane, Anson, etc. No. 2 FIS Vulcan, then Pearce, Alta. Crane, Anson, Cornell, Fawn, Finch, Harvard, Oxford, Tiger Moth No. 3 FIS Arnprior, Ont. Anson, Cornell, Finch, Crane, Fawn, Harvard, Stearman, Tiger Moth Central Flying School, Trenton Anson, Battle, Bolingbroke, Fawn, Cornell, Crane, Finch, Harvard, Hudson, Hurricane, Oxford, Ventura, Lockheed 10 Instrument Flying School Deseronto, Ont. Oxford, Cornell And finally the trades schools that probably never operated aircraft: No. 1 RDF School, Leaside, Ont. No. 31 (later No. 5) RDF School, Clinton, Ont. (The existance of the RDF schools was a secret during the war, and the details of their activities were largely secret until about 10 years ago.) Air Armament School, MountainView, Ont. AID Inspector School, Malton, Ont. No. 1 Composite Training School, Trenton, Ont. No. 2 Composite Training School, Toronto, Ont. (These schools seemed to be special training schools for problem students or students who got thrown out of the regular process for health or other reasons, and used Harvards, Ansons, and maybe other types) School of Aeronautical Engineering, Montreal, Que. School of Aviation Medicine, Toronto, Ont. School of Cookery, Guelph, Ont. In addition, several operation units were hosts to training flights, including several fighter squadrons that had Army Co-operation flights and RDF training flights. There may have been a glider school, and there was a paratroop training school at Rivers supported by Lodestars, Norse ....Read More.Bill Walker on 10th December 2007 02:53:53
W/O W.M.F. Moffatt, RAFBill, One of the more interesting BoB men. Bio details from draft for Vol Three of my 'For Your Tomorrow': MOFFATT, Fg Off William Michael Florance. 53837 (prev. 566018); b Tapanui 29 Sep 15; Cathedral Grammar, Chch; student. Recommended for Aircraft Apprenticeship in RAF c.May 32, emb for UK 30 Jun 32; RAF Cranwell/E&WS as Aircraft Apprentice 19 Aug 32, remust as Wireless Operator Mechanic 23 Aug 35, 58 Sqn (Virginia) Nov 35, 209 Sqn (flying boats) 4 Feb 36, to Singapore & 100 Sqn (Vildebeest) 13 Oct 36 [att to 'workshops' (at Seletar?) 2 Mar 37-4 Apr 38], to UK Nov 38, remust as Pilot u/t 23 Jan 39, 2E&RFTS, 11FTS [redesignated 11SFTS 3.9.39] 22 May 39, Pilot Badge & Sgt 22 Oct 39, 11 Gp Pool (Hurricane) Oct 39, 151 Sqn (Hurricane) Nov 39, 605 Sqn (Hurricane) c.Mar 40, shot down by e/a on Arras op (wdd?) 22 May 40 ['missing but later reported safe'], remust as Wireless Operator Mechanic 22 Jul 40, remust as Pilot 26 Oct 40, 7SFTS [moved to Canada during 28 Aug 40-7 Jan 41 to become 31SFTS RAF] (Harvard) as staff pilot Oct 40 [att CFS RCAF (Harvard) 10-27 Nov 41, FI on rtn to SFTS], Comm 22 Dec 42, kaa 19 Dec 43. Kingston (Cataraqui) Cemetery - G.7.15, Ontario, Canada. Son of the Rev Arthur Stanley Moffatt & Mrs Ethel Jane Moffatt (née Florance), The Vicarage, Sheffield, Canterbury; h of Winifred Florence Moffatt, Parkeston, Essex, England. Note: credited with 1 e/a shared dest. [phot. TWN 12.6.40]. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 17th December 2007 04:28:12
Hurricane near Herzele BelgiumIt seems that a Hurricane crashed on may 18th 1940 near the chateau of Herzele ( Belgium ) , probably the pilot a New-Zealander was buried at the Ressegem cemetery. ....Read More.Alain on 18th December 2007 04:30:33
Full List of Flying Training Schools in Canada[QUOTE=Bill Walker;1519]The list at www.bombercrew seems the most complete, although it only mentions the principal aircraft types, and omits many of the minor types (for example, No. 31 SFTS had an RDF training flight with Ansons, replaced the Battles with Lysanders by 1943, and also had one Walrus and one Tigerschmidt on strength for a long time). It also misses the OTUs, that were under the operational commands for admin, but under the JATP/BCATP for training standards. The RN schools,and a number of trades schools, are also missing. Here is a list of what I think is missing, I would love to hear from anyone who could add to it. No. 1 OTU Bagotville, Que. Harvard, Lysander, Hurricane, Bolingbroke No. 3 OTU Patricia Bay, B.C. Stranraer, Canso, Lysander No. 5 OTU Boundary Bay and Abbotsford, BC Liberator, Bolingbroke, Mitchell, Kittyhawk No. 31 (later No. 7) OTU Debert, N.S. Hudson, Bolingbroke No. 32 (later No. 6 OTU) Patricia Bay, Comox, B.C., Greenwood, NS Anson, Beaufort, Hampden, Oxford, Lysander, Dakota, Expeditor No. 34 OTU Pennfield Ridge, N.B. Bolingbroke, Anson, Hudson, Ventura No. 36 (later No. 8) OTU Greenwood, N.S. Bolingbroke, Harvard, Hudson, Mosquito, Oxford No. 1 General Reconnaisance School Summerside, P.E.I. Anson No. 31 GRS Charlottetown, P.E.I. Anson No 1 Naval Air Gunners Schools (NAGS) Yarmouth, N.S. Swordfish, Seamew, Anson, Lysander, Walrus, Hurricane No. 1 Flying Instructors School Trenton, Ont. Fawn, Finch, Tiger Moth, Harvard, Cornell, Crane, Anson, etc. No. 2 FIS Vulcan, then Pearce, Alta. Crane, Anson, Cornell, Fawn, Finch, Harvard, Oxford, Tiger Moth No. 3 FIS Arnprior, Ont. Anson, Cornell, Finch, Crane, Fawn, Harvard, Stearman, Tiger Moth Central Flying School, Trenton Anson, Battle, Bolingbroke, Fawn, Cornell, Crane, Finch, Harvard, Hudson, Hurricane, Oxford, Ventura, Lockheed 10 Instrument Flying School Deseronto, Ont. Oxford, Cornell And finally the trades schools that probably never operated aircraft: No. 1 RDF School, Leaside, Ont. No. 31 (later No. 5) RDF School, Clinton, Ont. (The existance of the RDF schools was a secret during the war, and the details of their activities were largely secret until about 10 years ago.) Air Armament School, MountainView, Ont. AID Inspector School, Malton, Ont. No. 1 Composite Training School, Trenton, Ont. No. 2 Composite Training School, Toronto, Ont. (These schools seemed to be special training schools for problem students or students who got thrown out of the regular process for health or other reasons, and used Harvards, Ansons, and maybe other types) School of Aeronautical Engineering, Montreal, Que. School of Aviation Medicine, Toronto, Ont. School of Cookery, Guelph, Ont. In addition, several operation units were hosts to training flights, including several fighter squadrons that had Army Co-operation flights and RDF training flights. There may have been a glider school, and ther ....Read More.mz589 on 18th December 2007 08:56:32
Advanced Flying UnitsThe term Advanced Flying Unit appeared gradually during the early war years. 5 Flying Training School for example became 5 Service Flying Training School in September 1939. Then became 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit in April 1942 before reverting back to 5 FTS in April 1947 and then disappeared for a while (Jan 1948) before re-appearing as 5 Flying Training School 1951. AFU were there as part of the progressive training from light basic trainers (Tiger Moth and Magister) onto higher powered aircraft like Masters, Harvard, Hurricane (for pilots going into single engine flying, so fighter pilots) and twin engine types like the Anson and Oxford for multi engine training (bomber + transport etc). There were also AFUs for Observers (Navigators + Bomb Aimers). ....Read More.alclark on 18th December 2007 03:53:36
Pilot Officer JONES, 54 Squadron 1941Thanks Joss for the additional info. To complete the story: K.H. JONES - 745153 was on Hurricane Z2329. K.N. JONES - 650739 was on Stirling W7539. K.W. JONES - J/13827 was on Halifax MZ858. K.H. JONES - 1642753 (PoW-Register 1042753) was on Halifax HX355. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 23rd December 2007 06:11:35
RAF Hurricanes in RussiaHi all I've just bought a print signed by 4 pilots, and I'm trying to establish some background to them. I think 3 of the signatories flew as follows: Tony Minchin (122 Sqn) Syd Cleaver (607 Sqn), Peter Taylor (19 & 65 Sqn) If anyone has any details of any of these three I'd really appreciate it. It's always nice to fill in some background. However one name, Eric Carter, is a mystery inasfar as it's a common name and so I cannot establish exactly who it maybe. The seller has stated that he served in Russia, flying Hurricanes. I believe there were only a handful. Does anybody have access to the list of pilots who served over there? I've had a look at http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/sheppard/hurricanes/index.htm but it doesn't give a full list. Or if anyone has a copy of "Hurricanes Over Murmansk", could they check to see if Carter is mentioned? Thank you. A ....Read More.Amrit on 23rd December 2007 10:21:12
RAF Hurricanes in RussiaAccording to 'Hurricanes over Murmansk' Eric (Ginger) Carter did indeed go to Russia. After having a very quick look through the book, I see that Carter is mentioned on page's 88 and 90. There is also a photo of Eric Carter on page 36 with the caption - 'Ginger Eric Carter flew with his friend John Mulroy into Vianga from Archangel; Regards Peter. ....Read More.peter on 23rd December 2007 10:53:56
400612 - Unaccounted airman - 12-6-1940What caused the death of P/O (Pilot) Cecil T. LOCKE - 72999, whose name I can't find in The Times and Global Flight archives, buried Elloughton (St.Mary) Churchyard Ext., Yorkshire (UK1115). Proposed aircraft losses for this day: Botha I - L6390 - 'Makers' - dived into ground near Abbotsinch Hurricane I - L1895 - 6 OTU - crashed on approach Sutton Bridge. Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 25th December 2007 10:32:26
400614 - Unaccounted airman - 14-6-1940From Franks' "Valient Wings" (page 130) 14 May "At Bethenville, 103 Squadron were on stand-by at 3.30 (am) and eight Battles began to take off at 5.05, led by Flying Officer J R Havers. They flew to the target area and found four bridges over the Meuse and one across the River Cheres within a radius of six miles of Sedan. Attacking these bridges, one hit was claimed on one bridge a mile north of Villers but although the others were bombed, no more than near misses could be claimed. Hurricanes were above, but no enemy fighters were in evidence, and all eight Battles returned, although ground fire did hit one Battle. This was crewed by Sergeant C D Parry* and AC A R Layfield, possibly Battle P2191. Charles Parry was severly wounded in the thigh and stomach but brought his machine back to the vicinity of the aerodome before having to force-land when he felt he was about to pass out. He was later awarded the DFM" * Franks alternates between PErry and PArry A ....Read More.Amrit on 29th December 2007 06:10:44
He115 on clandestine ops from MaltaHello, Some sketchy details on the clandestine operations can be found in "MALTA :The Hurricane Years 1940-41" published by Grub Street in 1987. Happy New Year 2008 to all. Phil (www.raf-in-combat.com) ....Read More.Phil Listemann on 30th December 2007 04:59:33
Hurricane near Herzele BelgiumHi Alain and Errol, Found an unconfirmed remark in my data that a Hurricane was reported to have crashed at Herzele on 16/05/1940 with as pilot F/Lt. Ashworth. This information was received some years ago and I haven't been able to trace back its original source. Best regards Luc ....Read More.Luc Vervoort on 2nd January 2008 03:32:45
Hurricane loss 17th May 43 59OTU BruntonI wonder if anybody can help. I am trying to identify the Hurricane that crashed near Fenwick/Haggerston, Northumberland. The Police report I have viewed states a Hurricane fighter of 59 OTU, Brunton, piloted by Sgt Lindley crashed at about 4.50pm on Monday 17th May 1943. There is no serial for the aircraft and I wondered if anybody might have an idea what it was. Johnnie ....Read More.johnnie214 on 3rd January 2008 12:03:08
Hurricane loss 17th May 43 59OTU BruntonHi Johnnie, Hurricane MKI, W9240, 59 OTU, crashed in forced landing at Haggerston, 17/5/43. Doug. ....Read More.Doug Cuthbertson on 3rd January 2008 01:33:41
F/Sgt. John Hugh HarrisAny information on the above serving 67 Squadron flying Hurricanes from Chittagong. Killed 28/11/1943. Have checked FEPoW book so presume lost in action. ....Read More.John Larder on 9th January 2008 03:53:42


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