1 – 9 May 1940

Training on the Hawker Hurricane Mk I continues for the A Flight during the first days of the month.

Two movements took place during the day of 9 May 1940. First, the B Flight left Saint-Inglevert to join Abbeville in order to discover the new mount of the unit. At the same time, the A Flight leaves for Le Touquet to experiment the Hawker Hurricane in a more operational framework by conducting patrols over the English Channel.

But, the awakening will be brutal the next day …


Seated (from left to right); Flying Officer Brian P. Young, Flying Officer John R.H. Gayner, Pilot Officer Thomas C. Jackson and Flying Officer Levin Fredman. Standing (from Left to right)) Flying Officer Peter Collard and Flight Lieutenant James G. Sanders.

Source : Imperial War Museums http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207596

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