Aeroplane Monthly 1993-11
O.Thetford - By day and by night: Horsleys in service
Horsley I J7994 flew with Nos 33 and 100 Sqns.
Horsley S1613 of 36 Sqn. This unit operated Horsleys from Donibristle, Leuchars and Singapore.
Horsley J8002 at Biggin Hill in 1932, when it was attached to the Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Flight and used as a target tug. The placard hanging from the lower port wing declares the aircraft serviceable.
Horsley II J8615 of the Gosport Development Flight in October 1932. Earlier, from January 1928 until February 1930, J8615 had flown with 100 Sqn.
Horsley S1243 of 100 Sqn. This unit received its Horsleys in September 1926 and retained them until April 1933, when they were replaced by Vildebeests.
Horsley J7992 of 100 Sqn in 1927. In August that year it hit a haycart during a night landing at Weston Zoyland, Somerset.
Horsley S1238, formerly of 36(TB) Sqn Coastal Defence Torpedo Flight and latterly of 100(TB) Sqn.
J8607, the first of the two Horsleys modified for attempts on the world long-distance record.
Horsley S1452 of 36 Sqn at RAF Seletar in 1936. Does anyone know the significance of the skull and crossbones motif?
Two photographs of Horsley S1445 of 36 Sqn ditching. The first torpedo versions of the Horsley went to this squadron at Donibristle in Scotland. The Horsleys were the RAF’s first torpedo bombers since the Sopwith Cuckoos of First World War vintage.
Hawker Horsley
Horsley squadron colours