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HurricaneVery unlikely to be a 6 Squadron RCAF hack, AF code was only used by this unit in 1942, when the unit was water based (ie., at locations without runways). Now, if the Hurricane was on floats I might buy it... ....Read More.Bill Walker on 3rd August 2009 02:46:22
Hurricane production/contract listingsThe closest you may come to a an on-line Hurricane production history is at , but it usually doesn't list the level of detail you are after. An earlier post on this Forum had P3876 coming down near Staplehurst, Kent. ....Read More.Bill Walker on 13th October 2009 07:43:21
Squadron codesI've just found this website dedicated to the Hawker Hurricane ( that includes a list of the squadron/unit codes used by Hurricane operators ( I appreciate Bill (Walker) posted these links almost exactly a year ago but it's set me wondering if there is a website, or publication, that provides a definitive list of all squadron codes. Brian ....Read More.Lyffe on 27th October 2010 03:41:48
Hurricane squadron/unit codesThe squadron/unit codes used by Hurricane operators can be found at Brian ....Read More.Lyffe on 27th October 2010 03:46:38
Cat.III accidentPhil, Useful Table here: Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 30th October 2011 12:14:51
Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableGraham, thanks for the info. Iíve added that book to my ďto buyĒ list now. Drew, thanks for your post. I wasnít aware that 261 Sqn had Z5620 on its strength. Perhaps it was the aircraft which Bloody Shambles vol. 2 says was lost in an accident on 7 April or the one which WO Griffin damaged on 5 April by taxying into a ditch. I donít have a serial number for either of these. Ď227í would be BE227, flown on 9 April by Sgt Lockwood and shot down. Ď676í would be BG676, flown on 9 April by Sgt Bowie and also shot down. Does Sgt Pearceís log say what time he took off from Indomitable? Col Bruggy, many thanks. Recording ĎV7711í in the ORB as ĎZ7711í would be a more likely error than the one I suggested in my last post. I donít have Halleyís volume which includes the V---- serials (and no longer have the one for the Z---- series which I had borrowed a while ago), but the website at [url][/url] gives V7711 as one of 1250 Mark Iís produced by Gloster starting in July 1940 Ė along with Z4227, Z4247, Z4372 and Z4783. This source says that only 29 of these Mark Iís were converted to Mark IIís. It also says that the converted aircraft were all re-serialled. If V7711 was one of the 29 converted aircraft and itís new serial number was Z5661 this would explain things, but [url][/url] implies that Z5649 - Z5693 were Mk. IIB Hurricanes built by Gloster. Would anyone know if Z4783 and V7711 were converted to Mark IIís? It would be somewhat surprising if they werenít, since they were grouped with Z4247, Z4227 and Z4372, presumably due to having similar performance. ....Read More.Rob Stuart on 14th October 2013 06:41:38
RAF WebsiteIt's been a while since I last posted, but I am very grateful for all the help I received in deciphering my Dad's Service Records. Since then, I've been busy transferring my Uncle's 'Life in the RAF' stories he left us as legacy, which fill three large volumes. It covers his time right from when he joined the RAF as an Armourer, to when he became a Wellington pilot in Bomber Command (192 Special Duties) and ended up as a Flying Instructor at Penhold, Canada, flying Oxfords. He was posted to various RAF Stations including Martlesham Heath, where he worked on all the prototype aircraft including the K5054 Spitfire, K5083 Hurricane and the K4049 Wellington. He was also posted to HMS Furious and HMS Courageous and gives superb accounts of what life was like as an Armourer aboard the aircraft carriers at sea. My Uncle also mentions quite a few people he met along the way and those that he worked with. For a quick guide to a lot of things that get mentioned in the various chapters, just click on the main headings at the top of the page. I've put them in various lists so they are easy to find. (hopefully!) One interesting account that you will not have heard of, is an unusual and funny idea they came up with when working on the K5054, which doesn't seem to appear in any book I've read! The website is an on-going project as there are a LOT of pages still to type up, but plenty are there for you to read if you so wish. If you read his Bio first you will understand what an extraordinary life he had. As a well-known search engine won't have indexed the website yet, here is the url [url][/url] Enjoy! Debbie ....Read More.Deb10 on 3rd November 2013 05:33:58

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