Aeroplane Monthly 1991-06
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D.Edwards - Flights and frights in the thirties (4)
A perfect landing on a choppy sea is demonstrated by Walrus I L2271 off Malta in April 1939. Following service with Nos 712, 277 and 278 Sqns, L2271 crashed at Flamborough Head on March 6, 1945.
A formation of 10 FTS Avro Anson Is, probably up from RAF Ternhill, with undercarriages down and with N9724 leading. This Anson was transferred to the RCAF in December 1940.
"Hop out, Joe, and have a good look round". Another Anson following a forced landing else­where.
Near enough: The Anson at the end of its forced-landing run. Fog and fuel shortage were the causes of the bother.
A formation of 10 FTS Avro Anson Is, probably up from RAF Ternhill, with N9550 nearest the camera at right.
Hawker Osprey I S1680 is lowered, with its Rolls-Royce Kestrel V running, onto the cordite-fired catapult at RAF Leuchars.