RAF No 73 Squadron

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn Air Marshal AS Barratt at Rouvres France 1940 IWM CH1133

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn Air Marshal A S Barratt at Rouvres France 1940 IWM CH1133

Air Officer Commander-in-Chief Air Marshal A S Barratt, Air Officer Commanding British Air Forces in France and Air Vice-Marshal P H L Playfair, Air Officer Commanding the Advanced Air Striking Force, photographed together for the first time while inspecting No. 73 Squadron RAF at Rouvres.

Imperial War Museum IWM CH 1133 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207558

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn at Rouvres Nov 1939 IWM C179

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn at Rouvres Nov 1939 IWM C179

Hurricane pilots of No 73 Squadron entertain a Greek newspaper correspondent at their base at Rouvres, December 1939.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 179 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205094158

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn during Battle of France 1940 IWM C1548

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn during Battle of France 1940 IWM C1548

The Commanding Officer of No. 73 Squadron RAF, Squadron Leader J W C "Hank" More (back to camera) having just landed, confers with his pilots outside the Squadron's Operations Building at Reims-Champagne after a series of dogfights with German aircraft. Facing More, in the white roll neck jumper, is Flying Officer E J "Cobber" Kain. To Kain's right, and slightly behind him, stands Flying Officer N "Fanny" Orton. To Orton's right and slightly obscured by More, is Flying Officer H G "Ginger" Paul, and to More's left is Sergeant T B G "Tich" Pyne. who was killed in action on 14 May 1940. Also killed on 14 May was Pilot Officer V D M Roe, standing on Kain's left.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1548 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207593

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn during Battle of France 1940 IWM C1551

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn during Battle of France 1940 IWM C1551

A Hawker Hurricane Mark I flown by Flight Lieutenant J "Ian" Scoular, commander of 'B' Flight, No. 73 Squadron RAF, being refuelled and re-armed between sorties at Reims-Champagne.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1551 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207594

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn Edgar Cobber Kain April 1940 IWM C1148

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn Edgar Cobber Kain April 1940 IWM C1148

The RAF's first ace of the war was Flying Officer Edgar 'Cobber' Kain of No 73 Squadron, seen here with his Hurricane at the beginning of April 1940.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1148 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205219336

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn EJ Kain at Rouvres 1940 IWM C188

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn EJ Kain at Rouvres 1940 IWM C188

Flying Officer E J Kain of No. 73 Squadron, standing in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane Mark I at Rouvres.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 188 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207461

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn Lionel Pilkington, Reginald Lovett, Newall Orton April 1940 IWM C1329

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn Lionel Pilkington, Reginald Lovett, Newall Orton April 1940 IWM C1329

No 73 Squadron pilots Sergeant Lionel Pilkington, Flight Lieutenant Reginald 'Unlucky' Lovett and Flying Officer Newall 'Fanny' Orton, April 1940.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1329 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205219338

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn N Fanny Orton and EJ Cobber Kain Sep 1940 IWM C1564

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn N Fanny Orton and E J Cobber Kain Sep 1940 IWM C1564

Flying Officers N "Fanny" Orton and E J "Cobber" Kain of No. 73 Squadron RAF, standing by a Hawker Hurricane Mark I, between sorties, at Reims-Champagne. Orton left France with at least fifteen victories and Kain with seventeen.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1564 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208028

Aircrew RAF 73Sqn pilots with EJ Cobber Kain far left France 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane IIb RAF 73Sqn R BD930 North Africa 1942 01

Hawker Hurricane IITrop RAF 73Sqn HL664 ebay 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn D P2569 J P2575 over France April 1940 IWM C1291

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn P Paddy III flown by PO E.J. Kain France 1940 0A

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn S L1568 Digby 1938 0A

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn S landing at Rouvre April 1940 IWM C1241

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 73Sqn S landing at Rouvre April 1940 IWM C1241

Two Hawker Hurricane Mark Is of No. 73 Squadron RAF coming in to land at Rouvres. The nearest 'S', is being flown by Pilot Officer P V Ayerst.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 1241 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205064961

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn S landing at Rouvre April 1940 IWM C1241x

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn TPD P2559 flown by Cobber Kain France May 1940 0A

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn TPF at Rouvres France 1940 IWM C880

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 73Sqn TPF at Rouvres France 1940 IWM C880

A replacement Rolls Royce Merlin engine being fitted into a Hawker Hurricane Mark I of No. 73 Squadron RAF at Rouvres.

Imperial War Museum IWM C 880 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207540

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn TPP L1683 France 1939 0A

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn TPX P2647 landing accident France 1940 01

Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn P Paddy III flown by PO EJ Kain France 1940 IWM C1148

Hurricane I RAF 73Sqn P Paddy III flown by PO EJ Kain France 1940 IWM CH1147

Hurricane MkI RAF 73Sqn P Paddy III flown by PO EJ Kain France 1940 IWM CH1147

Flying Officer E J 'Cobber' Kain of No. 73 Squadron RAF, standing by his Hawker Hurricane Mark I "Paddy III" at Rouvres, shortly after becoming the first Allied air 'ace' of the Second World War.

Imperial War Museum IWM CH 1147 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207559

RAF 73Sqn TPD P2559 flown by Cobber Kain France May 1940 by Replic 101A

RAF 73Sqn TPD P2559 flown by Cobber Kain France May 1940 by Replic 101B

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 73Sqn D P2569 J P2575 over France 1940 IWM CM2231

Six Hurricane Mark Is of No. 73 Squadron RAF, based at Rouvres, France, flying in loose echelon formation.

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 1291 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210268

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
 
  COD skin by checkmy6 C6 MkI RAF 73Sqn P Paddy III flown by PO E.J. Kain France 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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