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    Default Z3574 Hurricane - Was Keith Parks nearly shot down over Malta?

    I have an entry for z3574 in my grandfathers inspection book. it reads " z3574 Hurricane 19/4/42
    damage shrapnel port sode c/o
    Replaced struts? G.H 70333 EF, 71141, EH.70333.
    Removed rudder bias cable.
    Damage cowlings C/S P/S
    180 ???? u/c check hydro content
    P.P test carried out
    Check all control cables
    Push out ???? missing
    ??? to flap jack replaced
    repairs to pilots seat
    pipe to radi???? head severed
    ox pipe to ox bottle severed
    damage to cowlings of P fuel? tank
    u/c e p.p test carried out"

    This was one of the last Hurricanes mentioned in the book, all spitfires from now on.

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    I suspect this was damaged on the ground in one of the air raids on the 18th/19th April, as Hurricanes are mentioned as being destroyed on both days.

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    Yes probably was damaged on the ground. My grandfather was based at Muscat's garage in Gzira. I don't know how feasible it would have been to get the plane there from the airfield to Gzira in the time frame. So it may have been damaged earlier than the 18-19th.

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    I've always taken the view that you may say what you like about me - as long as you spell my name correctly - sorry to be a pedant but do you mean Keith PARK?

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    Yes sorry I was referring to Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC,

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