Aeroplane Monthly 1980-11
Personal album
The North American NA-108 Mitchell II KJ590, photographed at Ismailia, unit unknown.
Brooklands-built Hawker Hurricane IIC, BP263 is seen at RAF Fayid, Egypt, in 1943. In the background two Halifaxes are being serviced.
Hawker Tempest Mk VI, NX261 was a No 6 Sqn aircraft stationed on Cyprus but seen here at RAF Fayid, Egypt, circa 1946.
Bristol Beaufighter T.F.X. RD785 was passing through 107 M.U.Kasfareet on its way to New Zealand, circa 1946.
The Westland Lysander Mk 1 L4677, also at Fayid, though in 1943. Part of the first production batch, this aircraft was powered by the 890 h.p. Bristol Mercury XII engine. L4677 first served with No 16 Sqn and was with the Communications Flight at Lydda when it crashed during a forced landing near Zohle on October 5, 1943.
An anonymous Gloster Gladiator and Blackburn Roc, both FAA aircraft, are featured in this photo, parked at HMS Phoenix, Fayid, 1943.
Also photographed at Fayid in 1943 was Supermarine Walrus L2249, though it is seen here at nearby HMS Phoenix, one of the largest RNARY in the Middle East. This aircraft was originally on the strength of D Flight at Ford, Sussex.
The Fairey Fulmar Mk 1 N4015 was also parked at HMS Phoenix at the same time.
Handley Page Halifax A.IX RT788 also seen at Kasfareet, was No 113 Sqn aircraft on a visit from Aqir, Palestine. This Halifax later appeared on the British civil register as G-ALVH. Initially registered to Aviation Traders, 'VH was delivered to the Egyptian Air Force in May 1950 with the arab serial number 1163.
The de Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito F.B.VI TA603. This Hatfield-built fighter-bomber is seen at Kasfareet.