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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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)

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 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.

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.

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