Aeroplane Monthly 1976-09
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J.Sproule - The silent service
L to r, Lt Reilly USN, the author and Capt Figley USMC in front of the Horsa at Philadelphia.
Hotspur Mk Is had 16ft greater wing span than the Mk II. Seating was in tandem, and exit was via a removable roof, not by doors.
Picture shows a quintet of Hotspurs being towed by Hectors.
G.A.L. Hotspur II BT596 is towed to take-off position.
Cdr Barnaby is third from the left in this group in front of the Bristol XLRQ glider at Philadelphia in 1943.
The Bristol XLRQ glider afloat. The wing roots acted as sponsons.
Picture shows a quintet of Hotspurs being towed by Hectors.
Three Kirby Kite single-seat sailplanes at Haddenham (Thame) in 1941.
The first prang in the history of British military gliding - on the roof of the Sergeants’ Mess, Thame, 1941.