How Hawker Hurricanes were modified to transport mail

Outmoded as a European theatre fighter the Hawker Hurricane may have been by 1944-45, but still it played a key role in the Allied liberation of Europe — of all things, delivering mail

“Approval has been given to the formation within No 46 Group, Transport Command, of No 1697 (ADLS) Flight”. So reads an April 1944 memo from one Gp Capt Carpenter at the command’s headquarters, confirming the establishment of a unit notable in RAF heritage — one that used fighters, no longer required on the front line, to carry mail. In so doing, it made not only urgent deliveries, but also wartime history.

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