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Hawker Hurricane - Variants
... In 1939, the RAF had taken on about 500 of this later design to form the backbone of the fighter squadrons ... These Hurricanes were nicknamed "Flying Can Openers", perhaps a play on the No ... and whose Hurricanes were crewed and serviced by RAF personnel, or Fighter Catapult Ships, which were Naval Auxiliary Vessels crewed by naval personnel and aircraft operated by the Fleet ...
Cathcart Wight-Boycott - Service History - Royal Air Force
... After joining the RAF he was promoted to Flight Lieutenant and his first posting was as a QFI at No. 1 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, Hatfield where he remained until May 1941. 219 Squadron RAF ...
Pembrey Airport - History
... Construction of the airfield for RAF Flying Training Command started in 1937 and by September 1939, the RAF's No ... were completed and the airfield transferred initially to 11 Group RAF Fighter Command and then to the newly formed 10 Group RAF Fighter Command. 10 Group, relinquishing this role in October 1941 to RAF Fairwood Common after it had returned to RAF Flying Training Command a few months earlier ...

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