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    Quick one

    Anyone got a History for this ??


    Many Thanks

    Paul

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    Hi Paul, from AB book:

    L7233 - Church Fenton/1 FTS/3 EFTS/1 FTS
    Stalled on landing at night and undercarriage collapsed, Netheravon, 10.5.40, to 2699M

    HTH

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    Pavel thanks I will post an update on its 2699M history tomorrow

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    There is a picture of this aircraft on Page 2 of the Daily Record for Friday June 16th 1942

    It says "Cadets of an ATC Squadron have practically rebuilt a Hawker Hind" out of scrap and old bedsteads

    I wonder if it was at a Scottish ATC Sqn and if so which one ?

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    Air Britain has come to the rescue

    24 Mu. To 6 SoTT. 30.9.41. As. 2699M

    SoC. 12.9.41. Whilst at 24MU

    To 1051 ATC sqn , Dartford. "8.42"

    This has to be before June 1942 rather than Aug 1942

    - It was probably a library picture

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    Published: Friday 26 June 1942
    Newspaper: Lincolnshire Echo
    County: Lincolnshire, England

    Aircraft From Bedstead Cadets of No. 1051 Dartford Borough Squadron A.T.C. have just carried out a repair job on an instructional aircraft which is probably record of ingenuity. Badly damaged after a crash landing the wreck of the aircraft, an obsolescent Hawker Hind, was handed over to the cadets for ground training. The machine was stripped in the school quadrangle, all the broken parts replaced with parts manufactured out of odd bits of scrap, old gas barrelling and pieces of salvaged metal, and the aircraft re-erected. Even parts of an old bedstead were used to repair the undercarriage. All the work was done by the cadets themselves under their instructors.

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