ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

DUNKIRK ANSONS

The cry of many troops waiting to get off the Dunkirk beaches and back to the UK was, ‘Where was the RAF?’ No 500 Squadron was there, though, flying its Ansons from Detling in Kent, and doing some remarkable work. As a precursor to this month’s Database on the Avro twin, we recall some of its most famous combat exploits

Anson I N5051 over the Kent countryside, prior to having No 500 Squadron’s ‘MK-’ codes applied.
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By January 1940, No 500 Squadron had been at its wartime base at Detling, Kent, for several months.

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