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Hurricane Mk I JU-B of No 111 Squadron RAF is refuelled at RAF Wick in February 1940. Carrying fuselage roundels, the aircraft is devoid of an identification marks on its starboard wing upper surface, which may indicate it had recently been fitted with a replacement metal wing. Having previously served with No 56 Squadron RAF, the fighter had been with the squadron until it was destroyed on 19 June following engine failure whilst taking off.

Hurricane Mk I JU-B of No 111 Squadron RAF is refuelled at RAF Wick in February 1940. Carrying fuselage roundels, the aircraft is devoid of an identification marks on its starboard wing upper surface, which may indicate it had recently been fitted with a replacement metal wing. Having previously served with No 56 Squadron RAF, the fighter had been with the squadron until it was destroyed on 19 June following engine failure whilst taking off.

Whilst the crash of Do 17Z-1 F1+FH of 1/KG76 at the forecourt of Victoria Station at 12.16 on 15 September 1940 was widely photographed, little attention was paid to Hurricane Mk I TM-B that fell into the roadway nearby at the junction of Ebury Bridge Road with Buckingham Palace Road. While a pile of wreckage was collected from the highway and placed against an adjacent wall to await collection, the crater that contained the RR Merlin III engine was filled in and covered over.

Whilst the crash of Do 17Z-1 F1+FH of 1/KG76 at the forecourt of Victoria Station at 12.16 on 15 September 1940 was widely photographed, little attention was paid to Hurricane Mk I TM-B that fell into the roadway nearby at the junction of Ebury Bridge Road with Buckingham Palace Road. While a pile of wreckage was collected from the highway and placed against an adjacent wall to await collection, the crater that contained the RR Merlin III engine was filled in and covered over.

Eagle Squadrons

71 'Eagle' Squadron pilot Gus Daymond preparing for take-off, he was an ace with 6 victories.

October 8, 1940: No. 71 Squadron RAF, "Eagle Squadron" is formed, comprising American volunteers.

October 8, 1940: No. 71 Squadron RAF, "Eagle Squadron" is formed, comprising American volunteers.

A 1940 Mercedes-Benz advertisement for aircraft motors.  The Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter and its Daimler-Benz 605 inline engine are depicted.

A 1940 Mercedes-Benz advertisement for aircraft motors. The Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter and its Daimler-Benz 605 inline engine are depicted.

Squadrons of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade in formation on horseback at Gaza, February 1918 - #WW1

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Squadrons of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade in formation on horseback at Gaza, February 1918 - #WW1

This blog post outlines Bashford Dean’s contribution to the design of American helmets during World War I. | Major Bashford Dean, ca. 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arms and Armor Departmental Archives

This blog post outlines Bashford Dean’s contribution to the design of American helmets during World War I. | Major Bashford Dean, ca. 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arms and Armor Departmental Archives

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