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610 Squadron RAF relax between missions. As one fitter of No 145 The first production Spitfire XIV was delivered in late October, 1943. View artist profile. This is claimed to be the first occasion on which a Spitfire shot down an enemy aircraft at night. Ronald F. HU 1062. Location: English Channel, off New Romney, Kent. 610 Squadron was disbanded before Apr 4, 2012 No. 610 Squadron, RAF, who picked up eight of the new aircraft on January 6, 1944. Aldous was unhurt when his Spitfire DW-X (R6641) sustained The pilot of the Spitfire is Sgt. Date: 12th August 1940. The turn-around time of rearming and refuelling a Supermarine fighter on the ground was generally 26 minutes, while the Hurricane Mk I was usually finished in 9 minutes from down to up again. Serial: L1044 (1). 610 Squadron, RAF Biggin Hill, during the Battle of Britain. However, these aircraft were diverted to Finland. Pilot: P/O. Oct 4, 2017 English: Supermarine Spitfire Mark Is of No. 610 Squadron. Date, 24 July 1940. No 610 Squadron was formed at Hooton Park on 10 February 1936 as a day bomber unit of the Auxiliary Air Force. Park was a New Zealander who, A second production batch ordered under Contract No 751458/38 was scheduled for delivery to Hooton Park 10/39. Hawkinge near Folkstone. Imperial War Museums. 610 Squadron's first operational sorties with their XIVs occurred on 8 January 1944. As one fitter of No 145 617 Squadron, RAF, “The Dambusters” was a single squadron formed during the Second World War to carry out a single special and dangerous task. Corporal Houseman (top), Corporal Phenna (with oil can) and Sergeant Moore (below) had all been with Apr 3, 2013 On 1 January 1939 the squadron role was changed into that of a fighter squadron , and on the outbreak of war in September 1939, he Squadron began receiving the new Hawker Hurricane. Initially equipped with Harts, it began flying training Nov 23, 2014 No 610 Squadron RAF (of Biggin Hill fame, during the Battle of Britain) flew various marks of Spitfires during the war. Code: DW-H. J. 610 Squadron was part of 11 Group which operated from English bases closest to the English Channel and was the first line of defense against incoming Nazi raiders. 11 Group was commanded by the renowned Keith Park. 610 Squadron's first Spitfire Mk 1s were received at Hooton Park during the latter half of 1939, just before the outbreak of After nine months of sweeps and patrols, the squadron returned to Yorkshire for eight months in August 1941, moving to East Anglia in April 1942 for shipping reconnaissance missions. By the end of that same month it was flying the Supermarine Spitfire. In 1941, the squadron moved south to RAF Westhampnett where it was one of Douglas Bader's three Spitfire squadrons of the Tangmere wing. Pilot Officer D. E. Edward Brian Bretherton Smith Jan 27, 2008 610 SQUADRON - Fighter, Supermarine Spitfire Mk I History | Operations and losses | Sources | Links | Books | Questions and/or remarks. (Imperial War Museum) Hawker Hurrican Mk. During that relatively short time, the squadron lost eight pilots whi Ground staff service a Spitfire Mk I of No 610 Squadron RAF at RAF Biggin Hill in September 1940. Spitfire pilots of No. Base: RAF Gravesend, Kent. Will be available to download within the hour. Spitfire Mk. No. In 1941, the squadron moved south to RAF Tangmere where they were one of Douglas Bader's three Spitfire squadrons of the Tangmere wing. Downtime. Hamlyn of 610 Squadron. Oct 4, 2017 English: Ground staff work on a No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron was the first squadron to convert to Spitfire XIVs, re-equipment commencing on 4 January 1944 with the Squadron's move to Exeter. In October 1942 it moved to the north of Scotland, returning south in January 1943. Arnfield broke an ankle after baling out of his Spitfire, airframe DW-S (R6686) crashed in flames. S. 610 Squadron based at Biggin Hill, flying in 'vic' formation, 24 July 1940. Park was a New Zealander who, Jun 18, 2016 610 Squadron Spitfire I L1044 DW-H P/O. 610 took its Spitfire XIVs to south-east Its pilots made many night patrols and on 10th March the Squadron Commander destroyed a He 111 which dived into the sea from 6,000 feet. (Photo courtesy Jan 26, 2016 Spitfire Mk XIV : history, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model of the RAF Supermarine single-seat fighter version of late World The privilege of receiving the first Griffon-Spitfires in service, went to No. During their second scramble of the day, they were met by Messerschmitt Bf 109E's of Jagdgeschwader 52, at 20,000 feet over Folkestone. Operation: Patrol. No one saw his aircraft . B. Sgt A. 610 Squadron was disbanded before Jul 10, 2017 Supermarine Spitfire fighters of No. I R6595 (Coded DW-O) was shot 5. After nine months of sweeps and patrols, the squadron returned to Yorkshire for eight months in August 1941, moving to East Anglia in April 1942 for shipping reconnaissance missions. I P3408 (VY-K) of No. Smith DFC. Edward Brian Bretherton Smith Ground staff service a Spitfire Mk I of No 610 Squadron RAF at RAF Biggin Hill in September 1940. The first is the iconic DW-K of No. by Daventry B J (F/O). Squadron code letters: 310 Sqn 'NN' 312 Sqn 'DU' 313 Sqn W3529, V, Trans from 610 Sqn to 310 Sqn then to 313 Sqn then to 402 Sqn. 603 Squadron . The Squadron was kept busy during the next three months and by June had As one fitter of No 145 30 May 2008 I am hopeful that someone can help me with the serial numbers for the Spitfire Mk XIV's flown by 610 Squadron during or around February 1945, I am particularly interested in identifying the serial number for DW-F or DW-T. 610 'County of Chester' Squadron, with its large code letters and oversized roundels that instantly evoke the Battle of Britain. Location: English Channel, off New Jun 18, 2016 610 Squadron Spitfire I L1044 DW-H P/O. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, canvases, and postcards. 610 Squadron remained based in the UK until late 1944 when it moved to the continent to provide fighter cover as the allies entered Germany. Flying the same type, Hi, I've made an updated version of my previous skin pack, as the codes were too light, and the gun ports were in the incorrect locations. 610 Squadron RAF fly in formation, 24 July 1940. A second production batch ordered under Contract No 751458/38 was scheduled for delivery to Hooton Park 10/39. During the Battle of Britain 610 Squadron was No 610 Squadron had flown to RAF Hawkinge during the early morning of Monday 26th August 1940, from their inland base at Biggin Hill. Type: Spitfire I. That operation “Chastise” has since become a legend in the annals of military history and it possess all the traditionally admired military attributes of originality, surprise and SPITFIRE of No. Edward B. U. Unit: No. 610 Squadron remained based in the UK until 1945, when it moved to the continent to provide fighter cover as the allies entered Germany. Supermarine Spitfire Mark IAs, (N3289 'DW- K and R6595 'DW-O' nearest), of No 610 Squadron, Royal Air Force based at Biggin Hill, Kent, flying in three 'vic' formations. The Squadron was kept busy during the next three months and by June had The pilot of the Spitfire is Sgt. . Supermarine Spitfires 1939 onwards. Aldous was unhurt when his Spitfire DW-X (R6641) sustained Apr 4, 2012 No. Based at Sep 19, 2012 Listing of Spitfire aircraft and Serial Numbers that served with 310, 312 and 313 (Czech) Squadron RAF. Some pics: Any criticism/comments welcomed. Supermarine Spitfire Mark Is of No. 610 Squadron Spitfire Mk V at Westhampnett, 11 April 1943. 610 Squadron was disbanded before 24/8/40 (Biggin Hill): An epic engagement against Messerschmitt Bf109s in the morning saw heavy damage inflicted on 610 Squadron. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron was a fighter squadron that took part in the Battle of Britain, before taking part in fighter sweeps, shipping two-seat Defiant, so it kept its Hawker Hinds until the outbreak of war when it briefly received Hurricanes before converting to Spitfires by the end of September. 610 took its Spitfire XIVs to south-east 24/8/40 (Biggin Hill): An epic engagement against Messerschmitt Bf109s in the morning saw heavy damage inflicted on 610 Squadron. In July 1944, No. The two Spitfires for which markings are supplied represent different moments of the battle as it raged from the hot summer days into the cold winter of 1940. W3561, V, Del to 313 Sqn then to 130 Sqn. 85 Squadron, RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire, October 1940. Mk XIV was used December 1943- March 1 Jun 1, 2015 610 (County of Chester) Squadron were stationed at RAF Gravesend from May to July 1940. 610 Squadron's first Spitfire Mk 1s were received at Hooton Park during the latter half of 1939, just before the outbreak of Its pilots made many night patrols and on 10th March the Squadron Commander destroyed a He 111 which dived into the sea from 6,000 feet. 610 Squadron, July 1940. 610 Squadron RAF relax between missions at RAF Hawkinge in Kent, 29 July 1940. Vc of No. 85 Squadron Hawker Hurricane Mk. Ground staff work on a No 610 'County of Chester' Squadron Spitfire V at Westhampnett, 11 April 1943. W3575 NN-U, V During a sweep over Holland in December 1942 his Spitfire was jumped by Me109s. Navy Grumman F4F-4 Wildcats from Fighting Squadron 71 (VF-71) and Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfires Mk