Browse Items (113 total)

  • Tags: Hurricane

An extract from George's logbook with a summary of his flying in the RAF. It includes aircraft type, where and hours flown.

Part of a wing with a large hole in it leaning against a wall. 'Salvage' has been chalked on it There is a ruler underneath the hole. Submitted with caption (-Hurricane wings. 'Hurricane wing Type of wing damaged beyond economical repair'.


View inside a factory many machine tools, including lathes with men working on them either side of a central aisle. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. General view machine section'.


Man with rivet gun on the left working on part of a wing on a vertical jig. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. Assembly and riveting of skin No. s25 aft of rear spar in main assembly Jig'.


Many women at working at benches with vices and files. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. Production on benches of details by female workers'.


Two women working on a part of a wing on a vertical jig. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. Riveting of top skins by female workers'.


Starboard wing of a fighter held vertically on a small trolley. Repaired panels visible and some panels removed at inner end. Submitted with caption 'Repair of damaged Hurricane wings. Wing after repair'.


Part of fighter wing standing vertically on leading edge with some panels missing to expose ribs and spars. Submitted with caption 'Repair of damaged Hurricane wings. Wing partly repaired'.


Jig for wing spar from left to right with other jigs behind. Man wearing dust coat is working on front jig labelled Rear Spar Starboard. Submitted with caption 'Repair of Hurricane wings. Assembly and riveting of main spar'.


Norman Freeman was born in London, his wartime preference to be a pilot was thwarted by poor eyesight so he became a wireless/radar mechanic. After training he served all over Britain, and then France at the end of the war. Norman told of why he…

A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…

Covers installation of cables, approved solder, insulation resistance, identification of cables ands bonding.

A port side view of a Hurricane. Behind is the tail of a Meteor. On the reverse 'August 1964 The last 'Hurricane' in the RAF. This aircraft was photographed at Boscombe Down, the Air Ministry & RAF Research station, where the ultra-modern TSR2 is…

Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

Front half of a Hurricane with an airman sitting on top of fuselage in front of cockpit. Captioned 'Hurricane with Personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Six men wearing a variety of uniform standing in front of the starboard wing of a Hurricane. Another man sits up on the wing. In the background a hangar. Captioned 'Pilots and Ground Crew - RAF Abu Sueir'.
Additional information about this item was…

A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

Pilots flying log book two for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 2 May 1940 to 18 June 1944. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties, operations flown and staff duties with the RAF Delegation to the USA. He was stationed at RAF…

Air-to-air view of a Hurricane registration 'PC476' port side. Submitted with caption; “Fighter affiliation over Metheringham 1943 by OG Cook'.

Top - head and shoulders image of two men wearing civilian jacket and tie with a hedge behind. Submitted with description 'Post-war colour print of Des Richards, Chairman of the 106 Sqn Association, and F/Lt David Shannon DSO*, DFC* of 106 and 617…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2