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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 L2045 SD-A

Hawker Hurricane Mk. 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. May/June 1940

On 10 May 1940, with the attack on France, the Squadron became part of the Advanced Air Striking Force and moved to France where it saw extensive action, stationed at airfields as Bétheniville, Anglure, Le Mans and Dinard.

(Photo source Р© IWM C 1674)
Royal Air Force official photographer – S A Devon

(Colourised by Doug)

 

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I, L2045 ‘SD-A’, of No. 501 Squadron RAF