emblem RAF RAF No 213 (Ceylon) Squadron

Aircrew RAF 213Sqn pilots at Biferno Italy IWM CNA3103

Aircrew RAF Air Vice-Marshal W Elliott at Biferno Italy IWM CNA3103

Aircrew RAF 213Sqn pilots at Biferno Italy IWM CNA3103

Air Vice-Marshal W Elliott, Air Officer Commanding the Balkan Air Force (centre), talks with pilots of No. 213 Squadron RAF on their return to Biferno, Italy, from a ground-attack sortie over Yugoslavia.

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA 3103 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209406

Hawker Hurricane IIb Trop RAF 213Sqn AKW HL887 at El Adem Libya 1941 IWM CM4098

Hawker Hurricane MkIIb Trop RAF 213Sqn AKW HL887 at El Adem Libya 1941 IWM CM4098

Hawker Hurricane Mark IIB, HL887 'AK-W', of No. 213 Squadron RAF, viewed from under the wing of a Bristol Bombay, at El Adem, Libya, about to be started for a sortie escorting Lockheed Hudsons of the Mobile Operations Force of No. 216 Group RAF to a forward landing ground. Note the long-range fuel tanks under the Hurricane's wings.

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 4098 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209000

Hawker Hurricane IIb Trop RAF 213Sqn AKW HL887 at El Adem Libya 1941 IWM CM4099

Hawker Hurricane MkIIb Trop RAF 213Sqn AKW HL887 at El Adem Libya 1941 IWM CM4099

Hawker Hurricane Mark IIB, HL887 'AK-W', of No. 213 Squadron RAF, taxying at El Adem, Libya, before taking off to escort Lockheed Hudsons of the Mobile Operations Force of No. 216 Group RAF to a forward landing ground. To the right, Hudson Mark VI, EW947 'LD-N', of No. 117 Squadron RAF turns into wind for take off. Note the long-range fuel tanks under the Hurricane's wings.

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 4099 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209001

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 213Sqn V Z4223 at Famagusta Cyprus IWM MERAF2445

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 213Sqn V Z4223 at Famagusta Cyprus IWM MERAF2445

Groundcrew refuel and re-arm Hawker Hurricane Mark I, Z4223 'V', of No. 213 Squadron RAF, at Famagusta, Cyprus.

Imperial War Museum IWM ME(RAF) 2445 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208824

Hurricane I RAF 213Sqn based at Famagusta Cyprus IWM CM1405

Hurricane MkI RAF 213Sqn based at Famagusta Cyprus IWM CM1405

A Hawker Hurricane Mark I of No. 213 Squadron RAF based at Famagusta, banks away from the photographer's aircraft over the mountains of Cyprus. Note the undersurface paint scheme used - with considerable variation - to identify operational RAF fighters in the early years of the Second World War. In this case the aircraft's azure-blue undersurface has been augmented by painting the port wing matt black.

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 1405 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212094

Hurricane I RAF 213Sqn based at Nicosia over Cyprus IWM 2470

Hurricane MkI RAF 213Sqn based at Nicosia over Cyprus IWM 2470

Hawker Hurricane Mark Is of No. 213 Squadron RAF based at Nicosia, flying in loose formation over Cyprus.

Imperial War Museum IWM MERAF 2470 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208859

Hurricane I RAF 213Sqn V George Westlake Z4223 Cyprus 18th July 1941 0A

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 213Sqn V George Westlake Z4223 Morphou Bay Nicosia Cyprus

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 302Sqn WX-C In July 1941 a detachment of no 80 Sqn to which 213 Sqn pilots were attached, was sent to Nicosia. Among them was George Westlake, who on 18 July scrambled in this Hurricane against four Ju 88s flying low over Morphou Bay. He attacked one and the bomber disintegrated in a fireball, making Westlake an ace in spectacular fashion. No 213 then became responsible for the defence of Cyprus, and on 26 August Westlake was airborne again in Z4223 when he caught a Cant Z1007. His first burst blew off the starboard aileron, causing the bomber to crash

Source: Osprey, Aircraft of the Aces No 57, Hurricane Aces 1941-45.

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  COD skin by Keith - Hurricane MkI RAF 213Sqn V George Westlake Z4223 Morphou Bay Nicosia Cyprus
  COD skin by Keith - Hurricane MkI RAF 213Sqn V George Westlake Z4223 Morphou Bay Nicosia Cyprus V0A

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    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

This webpage was updated 6th June 2021

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