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Hawker Hurricane IIc Trop RAF 94Sqn GO formation North Africa 1942 01

Hawker Hurricane IIc Trop RAF 94Sqn GOP HL851 North Africa 1942 01

Hawker Hurricane IIc Trop RAF 94Sqn GOP HL851 North Africa 1942 0A

Hawker Hurricane IIc Trop RAF 94Sqn GOP HL851 North Africa 1942 IWM CM3653

Hawker Hurricane MkIIc Trop RAF 94Sqn GOP HL851 North Africa 1942 IWM CM3653

Five tropicalised Hurricane Mark IICs of No. 94 Squadron RAF based at El Gamil, Egypt, flying in loose starboard echelon formation. The outboard 20mm cannons have been removed from the nearest aircraft (BP389 GO-G) to aid performance. The three rearmost Hurricanes are the "MacRobert Fighters", presentation aircraft paid for by Lady Rachel MacRobert in memory of her three sons, all of whom were killed flying in the early stages of the war. They were handed over to 94 Squadron on 19 September 1942 and are, (front to rear); HL851 "Sir Iaian" (with its Squadron code letters 'GO-P' partly applied), HL735 "Sir Roderic" and HL844 "Sir Alasdair".

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 3653 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205126797

Hawker Hurricane IIc Trop RAF 94Sqn HL844 the Mac Robert Fighter Sir Alasdair IWM CM3401

Hawker Hurricane MkIIc Trop RAF 94Sqn HL844 the Mac Robert Fighter Sir Alasdair IWM CM3401

Tropicalised Hurricane Mark IIC, HL844 'The MacRobert Fighter - Sir Alasdair', one of three aircraft presented to Middle East Command by Lady Rachel MacRobert and named after her three sons, all of whom were killed flying in the early stages of the war. Seen here shortly after delivery to El Gamil, Egypt, for presentation to No. 94 Squadron RAF. The aircraft is carrying two 44-gallon ferry tanks.

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 3401 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205126795

Hawker Hurricane IIc Trop RAF 94Sqn HL844 the Mac Robert Fighter Sir Alasdair IWM CM3401a

Hurricane IIc RAF 94Sqn HL735 at El Gamil Egypt IWM CM3520

Hurricane MkIIc RAF 94Sqn HL735 at El Gamil Egypt IWM CM3520

The Air Officer Commanding Air Headquarters Egypt, Air Vice Marshal W A McClaughry, formally hands over to No. 94 Squadron RAF, four Hawker Hurricane Mark IICs presented to Middle East Command by Lady Rachel MacRobert, three of which were named after her sons, who all were killed flying in the early stages of the war. AVM McClaughry is seen here shaking hands with Pilot Officer A Walker, in front of HL735 "The MacRobert Fighter - Sir Roderic" during the ceremony, which took place at El Gamil, Egypt.

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 3520 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208976

Hurricane IIc RAF 94Sqn HL735 n HL851 at El Gamil Egypt IWM CM3521

Hurricane MkIIc RAF 94Sqn HL735 n HL851 at El Gamil Egypt IWM CM3521

Two Hawker Hurricane Mark IICs presented to Middle East Command by Lady Rachel MacRobert, assemble in their positions for the presentation ceremony at El Gamil, Egypt. Four Hurricanes, three of which were named after Lady MacRoberts' sons who all were killed flying in the early stages of the war, were handed over to No. 94 Squadron RAF by the Air Officer Commanding Air Headquarters Egypt, Air Vice Marshal W A McClaughry at the ceremony. Taxying on the left is HL735 "The MacRobert Fighter - Sir Roderick", and on the right is HL851 "The MacRobert Fighter - Sir Iaian".

Imperial War Museum IWM CM 3521 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208975

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    Magazine References: +

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  • 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/

 

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