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    Default Hurricane V6550 46 Squadron Oct 15 1940

    Does anyone know the code letters worn by Hurricane V6550 when it was shot down over Gravesend on October 15, 1940?
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    Hello Tom,

    Well for a start I would expect that it carried 46 Squadrons code "PO" but as for the indevidual a/c letter , others may help.

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    http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive.cfm?storyid=023DB24D-1143-EC82-2E262B8B268A42E2

    "46 Squadron relieved 151 Squadron at Stapleford on 1st September 1940 and is reported to have taken over most of 151’s aircraft at the same time. This was probably because 46 Squadron lost all of its own aircraft when the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious was sunk following the squadron’s evacuation from Norway earlier in the year. Therefore Hurricane V6550 might still have been wearing 151 Squadron codes of CZ."

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    Hi Amrit,

    Good Catch, I overlooked the Glorious loss.
    But Air Brit T1000 - V9999 only has V6550 as serving with 46 Sqn. Shot down by Bf109 Albion Parade, Gravesend 15.10.40.

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    Thanks guys - that is my dilemma.
    It is proving difficult to be sure of the squadron code, never mind the individual aircraft letter. Hence my question on here!

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