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1940's Hurricane based in India
Posted by jezrennick on Friday, August 18, 2017 8:41 AM

Hi there, 

I'm trying to find some information or some advise how to find details for a project. 

I have purchased a 1:48 model of a hurricane. My grandfather was based in India c.1940. I dont know where to start looking for information about where specifically he was stationed, to help me work out which colour to paint the model. 

If anyone can help or put me on the right track, it would be gratefully appreciated. 

Thanks in advance,

 

Jez

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, August 18, 2017 9:29 AM
Hello and welcome aboard. A good place to start would be the Aircraft Forum right here on this site,or the General Information Forum.They probably get more looks then the Intro Section. I myself don't know,more of an armor guy.

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, August 18, 2017 10:59 AM

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 18, 2017 11:43 AM

I usually start by working to identify the unit he served in.

What nation?

What branch of service?

When?

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, August 18, 2017 1:26 PM

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 18, 2017 7:53 PM

GMorrison

I usually start by working to identify the unit he served in.

What nation?

What branch of service?

When?

 

 

welcome aboard...

to add to those criteria, the time period is also important. The Hurricanes in India of 1940 wore different schemes and markings compared to those on 1943/44.

 

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Posted by fox on Friday, August 18, 2017 8:58 PM

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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, August 25, 2017 9:11 AM

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Posted by jezrennick on Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:05 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody...

So far the information is vague...

Eric Herbert Rennick

British RAF

Calcutta

my mum thinks 1944

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:11 AM

Silly question, but have you searched in the family things for his military papers, pictures, etc?

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Posted by jezrennick on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:36 AM
Well I have tried internet searches on millitiary records, but I havent seen anything... perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places? or I have to join a subscription? I thought that RAF records would be available.
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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:42 AM

There is a UK site called Forces War records. I think youcan few limited info for free but would have to pay for anything more detailed.

176 and 67 Squadrons were both flying Hurricans in the Defence of Calcutta in late 43 early 44. 176 converted to Beaufigfhters in Jan and 67 to Spits in Feb.

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Posted by jezrennick on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:49 AM
Yes, I've looked on that site but he's not listed on there : (
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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:52 AM

Ok, i just edited my post above, does any of that sound familiar.

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Posted by jezrennick on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:56 AM
Thanks so much. I must admit my memories of my Grandfather a vague at best as he past away some time ago and as a child I didn't have the mind to ask the more pertinent questions, but that information is the best I have seen. Once again, thank you very much!
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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:17 PM

According to this listing, no Hurricanes based in India prior to May 1940:

https://ww2-weapons.com/raf-squadrons-in-may-1940/

Unfortunately the same site skips forward to 1942, and there are about 10 squadrons of Hurricanes based there at mid war:

https://ww2-weapons.com/raf-squadrons-1942/

I've quickly checked those relevent squadron numbers, but can't find any arriving late 1940.  Could it be your grandfather was with a Maintenance Unit that arrived in India sometime in 1940, and eventually would service Hurricane fighters?

regards,

Jack

 

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