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    Good Evening all,
    I am trying to record the history of Hurricane V7435 from the time it entered service with 151 Squadron and I believe it was with it until October. 1940.
    I was not aware that it had service with 151 Sqn and as a result I did not consult the ORB when on my last visit to Kew.
    Any assistance much appreciated.
    Tony K

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    Hi Tony,
    I have had a look through 151's ORB. I only have the ORB until the end of October 40.
    However, it was flown from Bramcote to Wittering on December 22nd 1940 by P/O Stevens of 151 Squadron so it was still on the squadron strength then.
    The first recorded flight of V7435 was on September 1st 1940 when P/O Smith flew it from Stapleford to Digby.
    The following are the remaining entries related to V7435.
    September
    4/9 06:05 P/O Smith Local flying
    4/9 09:15 Sgt Gooderham Local flying
    4/9 11:30 P/O Smith Local flying
    6/9 06:30 Sgt Whitehead Local flying
    6/9 10:25 Sgt Whitehead Local flying
    6/9 14:40 Sqn Ldr West Local flying
    7/9 09:45 Sgt Gooderham Local flying
    7/9 11:25 P/O Surma Local flying
    7/9 14:40 P/O Smith Local flying
    7/9 18:35 Sqn Ldr West Local flying
    9/9 10:50 Sqn Ldr West to Sutton Bridge
    9/9 18:05 Sqn Ldr West Fighting Patrol
    10/9 10:15 Sqn Ldr West Fighting patrol
    11/9 11:35 F/O Milne Formation and Attacks
    12/9 07:50 Sqn Ldr West Fighter Patrol
    12/9 12:05 Sqn Ldr West Fighter patrol
    14/9 09:55 Sqn Ldr West Dive bombing attacks
    14/9 15:40 Sqn Ldr West Attacks
    18/9 14:30 Sqn Ldr West Attacks practice
    18/9 17:40 Sqn Ldr West Formation attacks practice
    19/9 07:35 P/O Solak Practice formation attacks
    19/9 09:40 F/O Milne Practice formation attacks
    19/9 11:35 Sqn Ldr West Practice formation attacks
    19/9 11:55 Sqn Ldr West Practice formation attacks
    19/9 17:50 Sqn Ldr West Tactics
    20/9 14:50 Sqn Ldr West Formation attacks
    21/9 18:25 P/O Inglefinch Formation
    23/9 09:30 Sqn Ldr West Formation
    24/9 14:50 Sgt Holroyd Formation
    28/9 11:45 Sqn Ldr West local flying
    October
    1/10 09:55 Sqn Ldr West Local formation
    1/10 18:20 Sqn Ldr West Local formation
    2/10 10:10 Sqn Ldr West Fighter Patrol
    2/10 17:15 Sqn Ldr West Fighter Patrol
    2/10 18:25 Sqn Ldr West Fighter Patrol
    3/10 17:15 Sqn Ldr West Fighter patrol
    3/10 18:25 Sqn Ldr West Fighter patrol
    4/10 18:20 Sqn Ldr West Fighter patrol
    7/10 11:35 Sqn Ldr West Local flying
    10/10 10:20 Sqn Ldr West Air firing and return to Digby
    10:10 14:55 Sqn Ldr West AA Co-Operation
    10/10 15:30 Sqn Ldr West AA Co-Operation
    10/10 17:30 Sqn Ldr West Fighter Patrol
    11/10 09:55 Sgt Nicholls Formation (Two entries for the same date and time for V7435 see below)
    11/10 09:55 P/O Smith Formation
    11/10 11:30 F/O Milne Practice attacks
    12/10 09:45 Sqn Ldr West Local flying
    12/10 15:20 Sqn Ldr West Practice attacks
    12/10 18:05 Sqn Ldr West To L2
    12/10 18:35 Sqn Ldr West From L2
    13/10 16:15 Sqn Ldr West Fighter patrol
    14/10 12:50 P/O Smith Fighting patrol
    14/10 15:00 P/O Smith No 1 attacks
    15/10 08:30 P/O Smith Formation and attacks
    15/10 17:10 P/O Lamb Fighting patrol
    16/10 16:05 Sqn Ldr West Local flying
    18/10 14:40 Sqn Ldr West Formation
    18/10 17:35 Sqn Ldr West Formation
    19/10 08:40 F/O Horrocks Local flying
    22/10 15:10 Sqn Ldr West Weather test
    22/10 16:05 Sqn Ldr West Fighting patrol
    24/10 10:45 Sqn Ldr West To Bircham Newton
    24/10 11:30 Sqn Ldr West from Bircham Newton
    24/10 14:20 Sqn Ldr West Fighter patrol
    26/10 18:30 Sqn Ldr West To L2
    27/10 07:50 Sqn Ldr West From L2
    27/10 14:40 Sqn Ldr West To Southend and return
    28/10 17:50 Sqn Ldr West Local flying
    30/10 17:30 Sqn Ldr West Fighting patrol

    Cheers
    Gerry
    Last edited by gedburke3; 15th April 2015 at 21:42. Reason: Additional info

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    Hello Gerry
    that is exactly what I wanted, brilliant. The confusion arose due to the fact that my copy of Jim Halley's RAF serials does not mention service with 151 Sqn. My interest is due to the fact that V7435 became 112 in Irish Air Corps service in March 1944. Many thanks Gerry.
    Regards
    Tony K

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    No Problem Tony.
    Good luck with your research.
    Gerry

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