emblem RAF
RAF No 56 (Punjab) Squadron

Airworthy Hawker Hurricane warbird C-FDNL as RAF 56Sqn USX P2970 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn LRO L160x North Weald Essex May 1938 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USZ Edward Gracie R2689 Battle of Britain 30th Aug 1940 0A

Article by Aeroplane Sept 2015

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USZ Edward Gracie R2689 Battle of Britain 30th Aug 1940 0B

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USE UST taxing at North Weald Essex IWM CH162

Hurricane MkI RAF 56Sqn USE UST taxing at North Weald Essex IWM CH162

A flight of Hawker Hurricane Mark Is of No. 151 Squadron RAF take off from North Weald, Essex, while beneath them, Hurricanes of 56 Squadron RAF taxy to the northern end of the main runway. Behind them can be seen the wireless masts of the GPO radio station at Weald Gullet.

Imperial War Museum IWM CH 162 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205190909

Photograph Source: Flugzeug Classic 2010-10

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USP BP2764 based at North Weald Essex IWM CH158

Hurricane MkI RAF 56Sqn USP BP2764 based at North Weald Essex IWM CH158

Journalists from Dominions newspapers watch a flight of Hawker Hurricane Mark Is of No. 56 Squadron RAF taking off for a sortie over France from North Weald, Essex. In the foreground another Hurricane Mark I of the Squadron, P2764 'US-P', stands at its dispersal point near the perimeter track on the south-western edge of the airfield.

Imperial War Museum IWM CH 158 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205190908

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USP BP2764 based at North Weald Essex IWM CH158a

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USG R2689 North Weald July 1940 0A

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USV Punjab at Duxford 2 Jan 1942 IWM CH4547

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn Punjab at Duxford 2 Jan 1942 IWM CH4547

Pilots and Hurricanes of No 56 'Punjab' Squadron at Duxford, 2 January 1942. The official caption reads: 'Fighter aircraft donated by the Province of the Punjab have been in action and have scored numerous victories over the Hun'.

Imperial War Museum IWM CH 4547 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205219412

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USV Punjab at Duxford 2 Jan 1942 IWM CH4547a

Hurricane I RAF 56Sqn USX and company taking off England 1940 01

Hurricane V RAF 56Sqn in formation Apr 1940 IWM HU104756

Hurricane MkV RAF 56Sqn in formation Apr 1940 IWM HU104756

Hurricanes of No. 56 Squadron in flight, April 1940.

Imperial War Museum IWM HU 104756 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205224611

Hurricane V RAF 56Sqn in formation Apr 1940 IWM HU104757

Hurricane MkV RAF 56Sqn in formation Apr 1940 IWM HU104757

Hurricanes of No. 56 Squadron in flight, April 1940.

Imperial War Museum IWM HU 104757 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205224612

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
 

    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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