43 Squadron Royal Air Force

Formed at Stirling, 15-Apr-1916. Motto: Gloria Finis (Glory is the end). Fighter squadron (Code NQ, FT (1941-47) SW
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Squadron Leader M. Rook, Commanding Officer of No. 43 Squadron RAF, noted as the tallest pilot in the Royal Air Force at the time, standing next to his new Spitfire

Over England, Source Unserviceable Spitfire fuselages lined up in Algeria, Source A pilot in the cockpit of his Spitfire, Tunisia. Source RAF personnel push a Spitfire…

RAF Brawdy Open Day, 21 May 1981. 43 Squadron RAF Phantom FG.1 XV590. Another 43 Squadron Phantom FG.1 XV590, in the the more familiar camouflaged scheme, was scrapped at RAF Leuchars in around 1992. - © Paul Filmer- Global Aviation Resource

RAF Brawdy Open Day, 21 May 43 Squadron RAF Phantom Another 43 Squadron Phantom in the the more familiar camouflaged scheme, was scrapped at RAF Leuchars in around - © Paul Filmer- Global Aviation Resource

Hawker Hunter, one of the most beautiful airplanes ever made in my opinion.

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Pilots of No 43 Squadron RAF based at Wick, Caithness, standing in front of one of the unit's Hawker Hurricane Mark Is. Left to right: Sergeants J Arbuthnot, R Plenderleith and H J L Hallows, Flying Officer J W Simpson, Flight Lieutenant P W Townsend and Pilot Officer H C Upton. April 1940. (IWM)

Pilots of No 43 Squadron RAF stand by a Hurricane Mk I at RAF Wick in April They are (left to right) Sgt John Arbuthnot, Sgt Robert Plenderleith, Sgt Herbert J L "Darkey" Hallows, F/O John WC Simpson, F/L Peter W Townsend and P/O Hamilton C "Deryk" Upton.

Phantom: XV575 Phantom FG.1 43 Squadron RAF Binbrook

RAF Phantom of 43 Squadron is seen on the ramp at RAF Binbrook on September It was scrapped in September

Three Hawker Hunter F.1s (WT594, WT622 and WT641) of No 43 Squadron RAF in a verticle climb, high above the clouds during a flight from their base at RAF Leuchars, Scotland.

Three Hawker Hunter and of No 43 Squadron RAF in a verticle climb, high above the clouds during a flight from their base at RAF Leuchars, Scotland.

Sgt Alan L M Deller was posted to No 43 Squadron RAF at RAF Northolt on 3 August 1940. Making a forced-landing at RAF Tangmere on 12 August, he bailed out, unhurt, following a combat over Ashford on 7 September, with his  Hurricane Mk I crashing and burning out at Babylon Farm, Sutton Valence.

Sgt Alan L M Deller was posted to No 43 Squadron RAF at RAF Northolt on 3 August 1940. Making a forced-landing at RAF Tangmere on 12 August, he bailed out, unhurt, following a combat over Ashford on 7 September, with his Hurricane Mk I crashing and burning out at Babylon Farm, Sutton Valence.

Pilot Officer Hukum Chand Mehta was one of the twenty four Indians sent to the United Kindom in1940. The Indians arrived on October 8, 1940, at the height of Battle of Britain, but by the time their training was completed, it would be April 1941. Mehta would be one of the six pilots who went to Fighter command. He joined 43 Squadron.

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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC, 'RP DeDeken', 43 Squadron, RAF Tangmere, August 1942

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC, 'RP DeDeken', 43 Squadron, RAF Tangmere, August 1942

XV582 McDonnell Phantom FG.1 43 Squadron RAF, Leuchars 1981. by Andy Mullen

McDonnell Phantom 43 Squadron RAF, Leuchars by Andy Mullen

Crashed Hurricane from No. 43 Squadron, 20th July 1940 showing the crash of FT-U (P3784) - BattleOfBritain

Crashed Hurricane from No. 43 Squadron, July 1940 showing the crash of FT-U - BattleOfBritain

Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC, code EF692, still with its North-African camouflage scheme, from where it was flown, of No. 43 Squadron RAF on the waterlogged Capodichino airport, Naples, following the heavy rains over Southern Italy, Autumn 1943. Beyond the airfield, on the right, are the cloud-covered slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Victor Sierra

Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC, code EF692, still with its North-African camouflage scheme, from where it was flown, of No. 43 Squadron RAF on the waterlogged Capodichino airport, Naples, following the heavy rains over Southern Italy, Autumn 1943. Beyond the airfield, on the right, are the cloud-covered slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Victor Sierra

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