emblem RAF No 245 (Northern Rhodesian) Squadron

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DXL based in Aldergrove Northern Ireland May 6th 1941 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DXO P3101 nr Belfast Nov 1940 IWM HU104482

Hurricane MkI RAF 245Sqn DXO P3101 nr Belfast Nov 1940 IWM HU104482

Hurricane Mk Is of No. 245 Squadron, in flight from Aldergrove, near Belfast, November 1940.

Imperial War Museum IWM HU 104482 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205230007

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DX? Sqn Ldr J Simpson P3101 nr Belfast Nov 1940 IWM HU104454

Hurricane MkI RAF 245Sqn DX P3101 nr Belfast Nov 1940 IWM HU104454

Hurricane Mk Is of No. 245 Squadron, in flight from Aldergrove, near Belfast, November 1940. The lead aircraft is P3101 DX-?, the mount of the CO, Squadron Leader J W C Simpson.

Imperial War Museum IWM HU 104454 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205229969

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DX? W2900 SLdr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland May 6th 1941

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DX? W2900 SLdr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland May 6th 1941 02

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DX? W2900 SLdr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland May 6th 1941 03

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DX? W2900 SLdr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland May 6th 1941 04

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 245Sqn DX? W2900 SLdr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland May 6th 1941 05

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 245Sqn DXR P2902 Drem, East Coast of Scotland 1940

Info: G-ROBT - This aircraft, Hurricane MK 1 Serial Number P2902 was built by Gloster Aircraft during 1939- 1940 under contract no 962371/38/C.23a. It first flew on or around the 20th Oct 1939. By May 1940 P2902 was operational with 245 Fighter Squadron based at Drem on the East Coast of Scotland engaged on shipping protection patrols. Carrying the code DX and the individual code R for Robert the aircraft was crash landed on a beach in Dunkirk in 1940, after engaging two Messerschmitt 109's, where it remained until recovered by French enthusiasts in 1988. It was obtained some time later by warbird operator Rick Roberts who subsequently employed the services of several restorers before finally engaging Hawker Restorations, where it is now being completed to flying condition.

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 245Sqn DX? named 'The Joker' W2900 S/Ldr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland

DFC Citation London Gazette 25/06/1940

Flight Lieutenant John William Charles SIMPSON (37642). In June 1940, 'Flight Lieutenant Simpson led a section of aircraft in a squadron patrol over Northern France. During an engagement with a superior enemy force he succeeded in destroying three enemy aircraft. This officer has led his flight on every patrol, showing not only courage and skill in fighting, but also an excellent example by his confident and offensive spirit. He has personally accounted for seven enemy aircraft.

  The London Gazette 1940-06-25

Gazette Website: PDF Navigator   https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34881/page/3862/data.pdf

He was awarded a Bar to the above DFC 30/05/1941

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
 
  COD skin by MS - Hurricane MkI RAF 245Sqn DX-? W2900 S/Ldr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland
  COD skin by MS - Hurricane MkI RAF 245Sqn DX-? W2900 S/Ldr J Simpson Aldergrove Northern Ireland V0A

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  COD skin by Kristorf KF - Hurricane MkI RAF 245Sqn DX-R P2902 Drem, East Coast of Scotland 1940

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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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