Air Pictorial 1955-12
B.Robertson - British military serials - their origin and history (2)
K7054 was a Bristol Blenheim I delivered to No.90 (B) Squadron in June 1937. Consecutive numbering reveals th is to be the 22nd after the first production Blenheim K7033.
A new air-to-air study of the Fairey Gannet T.Mk.2 trainer - WN365.
Only the serial number reveals that this Hawker Hurricane was Canadian-built, being one of 300 (AF945-AG344) produced by the Canadian Car and Foundry Co. As armament is not visible AG111 could be Mk. X, XI, XII or XIlA.
Top: TE199, a Spitfire LF.Mk.16 in 1948; glossy black overall with gilt trimmings; used by the then A.O.c. No. 21 Gp. Flying Training Comm. (Bottom) TE199 with additional tiny "M" number 6603M painted above, at the R.A.F. Fire School. Suttonon-Hull, June, 1955.
Re-shipped to Southern Rhodesia, this Harvard I N7095 can be traced by the serial to the 200 ordered in 1938 and delivered to the U.K. in 1939.
One of the latest serial allocations (XD) is shown on this recent production Vickers Supermarine Swift FR.Mk.5 - XD904.
Stand ard serial positioning of the interwar years. Unusual is painting of serial K9738 on the black triangle device of No. 2 (A.C.) Squadron equipped with Hawker Hectors.