THREE DOWN

THREE HURRICANES OF 615 SQUADRON WERE BROUGHT DOWN IN A MATTER OF MINUTES ON FEBRUARY 26, 1941. TONY MOOR DESCRIBES A DARK DAY FOR ‘CHURCHILL’S OWN’.

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Personnel of 615 Squadron walking past their Hurricanes, probably in October 1940 at Northolt.
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Walking home from school, local farmer’s son Ron Marsh was used to seeing dogfights raging in the skies over Kent. It was late afternoon on February 26, 1941 and Ron was close to his home at Hastingleigh, on the downs overlooking Ashford. Hearing gunfire, he gazed up at the sky and saw several Hurricanes being attacked from above and behind by Messerschmitt Bf 109s.

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