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Old 23rd February 2006, 22:33
Geoff Kennell Geoff Kennell is offline
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RCAF Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain

Before the war 20 British-built Hurricanes were shipped out to Canada and given the serials 310 to 329. When No.1 RCAF Squadron came over to England in mid-1940, they brought 10 of these Hurricanes with them.

Can anyone tell me which ten Hurricanes were brought back to the UK & their former RAF serial numbers?

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Old 24th February 2006, 19:50
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Re: RCAF Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain

Hi Geoff,

Of the original Hurricane's sent to Canada, You say 10 were returned to the UK .
Serial numbers of these were -
RAF RCAF RCAFUK
L1759 310
L1760 311
L1761 312
L1762 313 YO-L
L1763 314
L1878 315 YO-M
L1879 316 - 3238M
L1880 317
L1881 318
L1882 319 YO-N
L1883 320 - 2578M
L1884 321 - Slip Wing a/c
L1885 322
L1886 323
L1887 324 Mid air Coll with L2082 18/8/40
L1888 325 761Sqdn RN/748Sqdn RN
L1890 326
L2021 327
L2022 328
L2023 329
L2144 330 - Not received
L1848 Pattern a/c

I have suggested at least 5 here, can anyone add to the list ?

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Old 24th February 2006, 21:10
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Re: RCAF Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain

Hi guys

311 was with RAF Servicing Ferry Pool in early 1941 and was attacked in error by another Hurricane (possibly from 118 Squadron) on 11 March 1941, whereupon it force-landed.

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Old 25th February 2006, 00:07
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Re: RCAF Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain

Thanks guys.

The aircraft I'm really interested in is '323' (ex 'L1886'?)in which Sgt Jack Hammerton lost his life whilst serving with No 615 Sqn RAF on the 6th November 1940, as we have relics from this Hurricane in our museum, and Jack is also one of the RAF airmen who lost his life close to the museum, and whom we will be raising a memorial in due course.

BTW '323' is the serial recorded in the 615 Sqn ORB.

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Old 26th February 2006, 06:31
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Re: RCAF Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain

Hi Geoff,

Crashed near a rail way line at Noah's Ark, near Sevenoaks.
Buried at Stoke Road Cemetery, Slough. age 25yrs.
Detail from Men of the BoB by Wynn.

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Old 26th February 2006, 09:21
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Re: RCAF Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain

Hi ,

Nos: 311;313;314;315;316;318;319;320;321;324;325.
Take a look at http://www.ody.ca/~bwalker/index.htm


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