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RAF No 501 Squadron

Aircrew RAF 501Sqn at Betheniville Battle of France 1940 IWM C1685

Aircrew RAF 501Sqn at Betheniville Battle of France 1940 IWM C1685

The Commanding Officer of No. 501 Squadron RAF, surrounded by some of his pilots at Betheniville. Left to right; Pilot Officer K N T Lee, Flying Officer M F C Smith (killed in action the following day), Squadron Leader A V Clube (CO), Sergeant D A S McKay, Sergeant P C P Farnes and Sergeant J H "Ginger" Lacey.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1685 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207605

Aircrew RAF 501Sqn at Betheniville during Battle of France 1940 IWM C1555

Aircrew RAF 501Sqn at Betheniville during Battle of France 1940 IWM C1555

The sandbagged Operations Room of No. 501 Squadron RAF at Betheniville, shortly after the arrival of the Squadron in France.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1555 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207594

Aircrew RAF 501Sqn pilot James Ginger Lacey 01

Aircrew RAF 501Sqn scramble at Betheniville 1940 IWM C1688

Aircrew RAF 501Sqn scramble at Betheniville 1940 IWM C1688

Pilots of No. 501 Squadron RAF 'scramble' to their aircraft from a tent at Betheniville.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1688 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212809

Aircrew RAF ace James Ginger Lacy accepts congratulations from teammates 01

Hawker Hurricane Ia RAF 501Sqn SDN Lee P3059 England 1940 0A

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDA L2039 Montagu Clube crash landing Tangmere 1st May 1939

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDH Don McKay L2124 England 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDN Lee P3059 England 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDN Lee P3059 England 1940 02

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDT Bland P3208 England 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDV L1659 at RAF Tangmere in early 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane RAF 501Sqn SD being refueled at Bethenville France 11th May 1940 IWM C1684

Hawker Hurricane RAF 501Sqn SDL at Bethenville France 11th May 1940 IWM C1682

Hawker Hurricane RAF 501Sqn SDL at Bethenville France 11th May 1940 IWM C1682

Ground crewmen using a trolley accumulator start up a Hawker Hurricane Mark I of No. 501 Squadron RAF at Betheniville.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1682 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207603

Hawker Hurricanes I RAF 501Sqn SD at Reims Champagne 1940 IWM CH1431

Hawker Hurricanes MkI RAF 501Sqn SD Reims-Champagne 1940 IWM CH1431

Mechanics servicing the engine of a Hawker Hurricane Mark I of No. 501 Squadron RAF at No. 1 Repair Centre, Reims-Champagne.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1731 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212806

Hawker Hurricanes I RAF 501Sqn SD at Reims Champagne 1940 IWM CH1431a

Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDA France 1940 IWM C1674

Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SDA France 1940 IWM C1674

Hawker Hurricane Mark I, L2045 'SD-A', of No. 501 Squadron RAF, loaded onto a railway wagon, awaits the transportation to No. 2 Aircraft Depot at Nantes, along with four Rolls Royce Merlin engines, during the final evacuation from France,.

Imperial War Museum IWM C1674 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207602

IL2 Hurricane I RAF 501Sqn SDN Lee P3059 England 1940 V01

Spitfire I RAF 501Sqn Ginger Lacey at Colerne Wiltshire 1940 IWM CH2793

Profile 01: Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-A L2039 Sqn Ldr Montagu Clube crash landing Tangmere England 1st May 1939. Note tail fin has the CO's pennant displayed. This aircraft was subsqently repaired and converted to a Sea Hurricane MkIa in 1941. Pilot's full name was: Squadron Leader Montagu Victor Murray Clube

Source: Robert Gretzyngier - Hawker Hurricane 1939-1945 Warszawa 1999 Wydawnictwo Militaria 79 AJ Press ISBN 83-7219-033-X

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SDF Ginger Lacey V7357 England August 1940

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-F Ginger Lacey V7357 England August 1940

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SDG Ginger Lacey P2793 England August 1940

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-G Ginger Lacey P2793 England August 1940

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SDG P/O 'Watty' Watson England August 1940

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-G P/O 'Watty' Watson England August 1940

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SDN P/Off. Lee P3059 England August 1940

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-N P/Off. Lee P3059 England August 1940

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SDT P/Off. Bland P3208 England August 1940

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-T P/Off. Bland P3208 England August 1940

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SDY P/Off. Mackenzie V6799 England August 1940

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-Y P/Off. Mackenzie V6799 England August 1940

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
 
  COD skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-F Ginger Lacey V7357 England August 1940
  COD skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-G P/O 'Watty' Watson England August 1940
  COD skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-G Ginger Lacey P2793 England August 1940
  COD skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-N P/Off. Lee P3059 England August 1940
  COD skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-T P/Off. Bland P3208 England August 1940
  COD skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-Y P/Off. Mackenzie V6799 England August 1940
  COD skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-G P/O 'Watty' Watson England August 1940 V0A

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  COD skin by larry69 L9 Hurricane MkI RAF 501Sqn SD-A L2039 Sqn Ldr Montagu Clube crash landing Tangmere England 1st May 1939

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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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