Hawker Hurricane IIB/C

Single engine single seat fighter used for communications and as instructional aircraft

At the creation of the new post-war "Aviation Militaire/Militair Vliegwezen" in 1946 six former RAF Hawker Hurricanes fighters of two versions (B & C) were acquired and served as fast communications aircraft with the "Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron" based at Hendon (U.K.). Only three of these aircraft were actually operational with the Transport Wing at Evere while the others were transferred to the Technical School at Saffraanberg to serve as instructional airframes. During 1947 all the flying aircraft were withdrawn from use while at least three Hurricanes were destroyed in the huge fire of the Technical School at Saffraanberg on 8 August 1948. One aircraft was preserved and is now on display at the Royal Army Museum at Brussels.

LF165

RAF Serial

Date In

LF165

Jul 1946

Date Out

1948

History

LF165 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, Technical School Saffraanberg (instr. airframe), destroyed in fire of

LF345

RAF Serial

Date In

LF345

May 1945

Date Out

Jul 1947

History

LF345/ZA-P (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, 367s/169W, School on 8 Aug 1948

LF658

RAF Serial

Date In

LF658

Feb 1946

Date Out

1951

History

LF658 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, Technical School Saffraanberg (instr. airframe), Technical School Tongeren, "RA-A/658", "ML-B", "LF345/ZA-P" Royal Army Museum (WHI), Brussels

PG554

RAF Serial

Date In

PG554

May 1945

Date Out

1948

History

PG554 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron,Technical School Saffraanberg (instr. airframe), destroyed in fire of Technical School on 8 Aug 1948

PZ754

RAF Serial

Date In

PZ754

Sep 1946

Date Out

Mar 1947

History

PZ754 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, Crashed Evere 28 Mar 1947.

PZ769

RAF Serial

Date In

PZ769

Dec 1945

Date Out

1948

History

PZ769 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, "ZA-M", THS52/ZC, Accident at Booischot on 2 Jul 1947 School Saffraanberg (inst. airframe).destroyed in fire of Technical School on 8 Aug 1948

HW685

RAF Serial

Date In

HW685

1945

Date Out

1946

History

HW685/5344M (RAF), only used as intr. airframe at Belgian school at Snailwell (U.K.) Was NOT transferred to Belgium.

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