RAF No 73 Squadron
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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