Based at a temporary formed airfield at Lille Marc, Hurricanes of No. 87 Squadron – showing the strains of battle – taxi in from a skirmish during heavy fighting in the Battle of France, May 1940.
Flying from ill-prepared grass strips, with ground crews making the best of what meager facilities were on hand, the Hurricane pilots literally flew themselves to a standstill. An old farmhouse has been commandeered and now doubles up as flight operations, officers’ mess, and accommodation for the lucky ones.
Each copy of FRONT LINE HURRICANES is signed by SIX of the great Aces of RAF Fighter Command. All flew Hurricanes during the Battle of France in 1940.
Wing Commander ROLAND “BEE” BEAMONT CBE DSO* DFC* DL
Air Commodore PETER BROTHERS CBE DSO DFC*
Group Captain FRANK CAREY CBE DFC** AFC DFM
Group Captain DENNIS DAVID CBE DFC* AFC
Wing Commander JOHN GIBSON
Squadron Leader KEN “HAWKEYE” LEE
Front Line Hurricanes is issued with TWO companion prints – Bristol Blenheim (dimensions 18″ x 14″) and Gloster Gladiator (18″ x 14″).
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