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    Default Sea Hurricane R4177

    Can someone with access to Air Britain books or similar provide some history of Hurricane/Sea Hurricane R4177 prior to its arrival at an RCAF Repair Depot in October 1942?

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    G'day Bill

    The following is from Francis K. Mason's 'The Hawker Hurricane, The Royal Air Force Museum Edition'.

    No. 145 Sqdn,, Westhampnett, 8-40

    Merchant Ship Fighter Unit - Converted to Sea Hurricane IA, 4-41

    Transferred to R.C.A.F. charge, 4-6-42

    Cheers...Chris

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    Thanks Chris. It arrived at Scoudouc in October 1942, guess it was parked at Dartmouth before that? Only taken on the books in April 1943, for scrapping.

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    G'day Bill

    This Hurricane Mk. I was built by Gloster Aircraft Limited at Brockwith, Glos.

    It was taken on strength with No. 4 Repair Depot on the 28th of October, 1942 as war reserve.

    It was taken on strength with Eastern Air Command on the 17th of April, 1943, co-incidentally the same day it was written off and reduced to spares and produce.

    I having nothing to indicate whether it had even been removed from the crate and assembled.

    Cheers...Chris

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