Hawker Hurricane P3783

James Gillan was born in Aberdeen on 24th January 1914 and joined the RAF in January 1936 on a short service commission. On 9th April he was posted for intermediate and advanced training to 4 FTS Abu Sueir, Egypt and he joined 55 Squadron at Dhibban, Iraq on 15th December 1936. Back in the UK, … Read Article

Hawker Fury K-8223

Hawker Fury K-8223 came down in the sea off Chesil beach after hitting drogue and catching fire, pilot escaped.

Hawker Hurricane P3766

  A. Hurricane P3766 B. 238 Squadron C. Over sea 15 miles south of Swanage at 1320 hours (approx) D. 741376 Sgt. Parkinson C. missing E Unknown F. Yes .303 ammunition G. Enemy action pilot descended by parachute not known whether picked up. H. Aicraft in sea. J. Not known.

Hawker Hurricane P3222

      (A) Hawker Hurricane P3222 (B) No. 253 Squadron (C) off Swanage at approximately 1050 hours 11/8/40 (D) Pilot Officer Cawse missing (E) Unknown (F) Yes .303 ammunition, (G) Enemy action (H) Aircraft lost in sea (J) Section Leader of this flight observed P/O. Cawse dive vertically towards the sea with black smoke … Read Article

Hawker Hurricane P3084

  Enclosure 1A shows signal from No. 501 Squadron reporting the loss of Hawker Hurricane P3084. and the pilot, P/O D. A. Hewitt, as killed on 12th July, 1940. It appears that P/O Hewitt, in company with others, was ordered to intercept an enemy raider. In the course of this operation the Hurricane hit the … Read Article

Hawker Hurricane P3082

Details of the loss of Hawker Hurricane P3082. Dear Sir, Refce. P.353407/40/P.4.Cas. Referring to yours of the 1st instant, as requested, I confirm that I have received no further evidence or news regarding my late son. Pilot Officer E.J.H. Sylvester, who was reported missing in July last. I shall be glad if official notification can … Read Article

Hawker Hurricane P2978

  CIRCUMSTANTIAL REPORT. SGT.GLEDHILL G. – HAWKER HURRICANE P2978. On 11th August 1940, at about 1100 hrs. over Portland, No. 238 Squadron (being four sorties of twelve aircraft in all engaged a mixed force of about 150 plus enemy aircraft composed of Me.109s, He.111s, Do.17s and Do. 215s. The Squadron attacked by flights. “A” Flight … Read Article

Hawker Hurricane L2057

P/0 W G Dick. RANK 601 Sqn Hawker Hurricane L2057. Shot down off Portland. No known grave. From Dundee, Scotland, aged 24, son of William B & Mrs Euphemia Dickie. Joined the VR in early 1939, posted to 601 on 8 June.     PILOT OFFICER WILLIAM GORDON DICKIE. I duly received your letter of … Read Article