Fozzer wrote:The forgotten Hawker Hurricane.
Covered in cotton bed sheets from the cockpit to then tail!
Shadowcaster wrote:Is this the one your talking about.
I always thought Geoffrey Wellum was the youngest.
http://www.cornwalllive.com/school-leav ... story.html
First Light https://vimeo.com/45585260
I'm a little slow these days but you're aware of my oddity of thought and it eventually catches up with me.Hagar wrote:Not your common or garden bedsheet (or canvas as it is often described in the media) but aircraft grade Irish Linen to British Standard (BS) 7F1.Fozzer wrote:Covered in cotton bed sheets from the cockpit to then tail!
During WW2 linen was used in "every operational aircraft made for the RAF" and the production of flax increased five fold from the outbreak of war.
In Northern Ireland in 1944 there were 105,000 acres under cultivation with 60,000 workers involved in the industry.
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