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Some notes on RCAF Sea Hurricanes

The 50 aircraft listed here were originally part of the large RAF orders placed with Canada Car & Foundry in Fort William, for  several hundred Hurricanes.  These 50 were to be Sea Hurricane Mk. 1a, and were intended for the Halifax based pool of the RAF's Merchant Ship Fighter Unit.  This unit operated the expendable "Hurricats" from converted merchant ships, in a desperate attempt to provide some fighter cover to the North Atlantic and Russian-bound convoys.  The first few aircraft were ferried to Dartmouth by RAF pilots in November 1941, where they placed under the care on No. 118 (F) Squadron, RCAF, pending their assignment as replacements to the catapult equipped camships docking in eastern Canada.

It appears that the future of these aircraft changed after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.  By 12 December, the aircraft  started to be taken on RCAF charge, and were issued to RCAF units on the east coast.  This helped fill the gaps created in Canadian fighter coverage when so many RCAF aircraft were shifted to the west coast to meet the anticipated Japanese threat.  In the end, only 2 aircraft  wound up with the MSFU, as detailed below.

These aircraft were all built as Sea Hurricane Mk. 1a, with Merlin III engines, 8 gun wings, and catapult spools - but without arrester hooks or wing folding.  The RCAF, however, referred to them as simply a "Sea Hurricane".  In 1943 the survivors were converted to "Hurricane Mk. XIIA", with North American built Merlin XXIX engines.   The designation "Sea Hurricane Mk. XIIA", seen in several post war books, was never used by the RCAF.

The RCAF also received one UK built Sea Hurricane, V7402, which was taken as a "trade-in" when one of these Canadian built Sea Hurricanes was transferred to the RAF.  More about this aircraft in a future web page.

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

BW835

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 22 April 1942 - Taken on strength at No. 118 (F) Squadron, Dartmouth

 

Probably stored at Dartmouth for RN before transfer to RCAF.  Category C crash at Chatham, NB on 26 May 1942.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Coded "BV*F".  Back to Canada Car and Foundry for conversion to Mk. XIIA, 2 June to 9 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at Bagotville, PQ when complete.  Category A crash, probably in September 1944.

 

last date: 16 October 1944 - Struck off after crash, see comments

BW836

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 17 November 1941 - Delivered to RCAF Station Dartmouth for storage

 

Delivered by RAF pilot from Halifax Pool of the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit.  Stored pending transfer to RN at Halifax.  Taken on charge by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth on 9 December 1941.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry 21 June to 5 August 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ when complete.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command 26 October 1944.  Transferred to No. 1 Air Command 15 January 1945, still stored.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 734:25 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW837

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1941 - Delivered to RCAF Station Dartmouth for storage

 

Delivered by RAF pilot from Halifax Pool of the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit.  Stored pending transfer to RN at Halifax.  Taken on charge by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth on 9 December 1941.  Crashed at Dartmouth on 12 January 1942, originally classified Category C, amended to Category B.  Another Category B crash at Dartmouth, with 118 Sdn., on 16 September 1942.  Repaired at Canada Car & Foundry at Amhearst, NS, back to Eastern Air Command on 8 December 1942.  With No. 123 (Army Cooperation Training) Squadron at RCAF Station Derbert, Nova Scotia when it crashed on 5 January 1943.  Text from 439 Sdn web site: "Only hours after its acceptance check, this brand-new Hurricane was written off on the 5 Jan 1942 (sic). Hardly had he become airborne when the engine began to cut out intermittently. The pilot (F/O Prendergast) tried to turn back to the airfield, but as he did so the engine stopped completely and the Hurricane came down in a grove of trees about one mile south of the field. Cutting a swath through 100 yards of spruce trees, the aircraft came to rest with its starboard wing torn off, the propeller wrenched from the engine, the fuselage broken in two behind the cockpit, and the engine twisted to one side."  Never converted to Mk. XIIA.

 

last date: 8 March 1943 - Struck off after crash on 5 January 1943, see comments.

BW838

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: November 1941 - ferried from Fort William to Dartmouth

 

Forced landing after becoming lost and running out of fuel east of Nova Scotia, en route from St. John, NB to Dartmouth, on 27 November 1941.  Landed wheels up on a beach 30 miles south west of Halifax, near Liverpool, NS.  RCAF records list pilot as P/O E.T Bradford.   This RAF pilot reported as bailed out over sea and never found in "The Hurricats" by R. Barker; RCAF cards may have pilots of BW838 and BW840 switched.  Pilot of this aircraft was probably F/L A.S. Linney, RAF, commander of the Halifax Pilot Pool.  Aircraft originally classified as Category A, then Category B.  One of three Sea Hurricanes that became lost that day while being ferried by RAF pilots from the Halifax Pilot Pool of the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit (see BW839 and BW840).  Shortly after this, the remaining Sea Hurricanes were shipped to Dartmouth by rail.  Taken on strength at No. 118 (F) Squadron on 9 December 1941.  Category B crash on 12 September 1942, south-east of Moncton, NB, while with No. 126 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 26 January 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Completed by 21 June 1943, when it was assigned to No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To CC&F at Amhearst, NS on 20 December 1943, for repairs.  To stored reserve 31 October 1944.  Stored post war at Mont Joli, PQ.  Available for disposal there on 27 November 1945.  Had 301:15 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 14 June 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

BW839

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: November 1941 - Ferried to Dartmouth

 

Category B damage from forced landing near Musquoboit, east of Petpeswick, NS at 16:30 on 27 November 1941, after becoming lost en route from St. John, NB to Dartmouth.  Pilot was F/O Mitchell, RAF.  Came down ten miles from BW 838 (which see).  Taken on RCAF strength at No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth on 9 December 1941.  Served with No. 127 (F) Squadron at RCAF Stations Dartmouth, NS and/or Gander Newfoundland.  Served with No. 129 (F) Squadron on the east coast, 1942/43.  To Canada Car & foundry at Fort William 2 September to 6 October 1943 for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ when completed.  To storage on 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 603:55 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

BW840

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

first date: November 1941 - Ferried from Fort William to Dartmouth, NS

 

Lost on 27 November 1941, after becoming lost en route from Saint John, NB to Dartmouth.  RAF pilot P/O E. Bradford never found, presumed to have bailed out over the Atlantic after running out of fuel.  RCAF records of this crash appear to be confused with that of BW838 (which see).  My version of events is based on the book "The Hurricats" by R. Barker.  Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron on 9 December 1941, for book keeping purposes.

 

last date: 17 March 1942 - Struck off

BW841

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Exchanged for UK built Sea Hurricane V7402, which was received in a damaged condition, probably off a Camship or escort carrier.  Assigned to the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit.  To Hawker in the UK, probably for update to RAF configuration.  Later with the Aircraft & Armament Experimental Establishment, and No. 899 Squadron, FAA.  To instructional airframe 4659M in March 1944.  Reported recovered on an Ontario farm post war, to Jack Arnold Aviation Museum in Titusville, Florida, under restoration in 2001.

 

last date: 16 October 1942 - Transferred to UK Air Ministry charge

BW842

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Category B crash at Dartmouth aerodrome on 29 March 1942, reported by No. 118 (F) Squadron.  Repaired at No. 4 Repair Depot, back to Eastern Air Command on 2 November 1942.  Served with No. 129 (F) Squadron on the east coast, 1942/43.  Later with No. 123 (ACT) Squadron, RCAF Station Derbert, NS.  Severe damage in crash at Derbert, NS on 16 July 1943 after catastrophic engine failure.  Reported on 423 Squadron web site as 842, may be incomplete s/n.

 

last date: 17 August 1943 - Struck off after crash, see comments

BW843

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1943 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Category B crash at 12:40 on 18 April 1942, 2 miles south of Stellarton, NS, reported by No. 118 (F) Squadron.  To N o. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for repairs, back to Eastern Air Command on 9 June 1942.  Category C crash at Dartmouth main aerodrome at 16:15 on 20 August 1942, while with No. 126 (F) Squadron.  With No. 123 (Army Cooperation Training) Squadron when it crashed on 11 May 1943 at the East Camp, Derbert.  No. 4 RD recommended aircraft for salvage, but went to Canada Car & Foundry 27 May 1943 for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Back to Eastern Air Command on 28 August 1943, to No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Crash, at Bagotville, on 1 August 1944, originally classified as Category B, amended to Category A.

 

last date: 26 October 1944 - Struck off after crash, scrapped.

BW844

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Coded "BV*O".  Served with No. 127 (F) Squadron at RCAF Stations Dartmouth, NS and/or Gander Newfoundland, 1942/43.  Served with No. 129 (F) Squadron on the east coast, 1942/43.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry for conversion to Mk. XIIA 21 June to 21 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Bagotville, PQ when completed.  Category A crash there on 8 August 1944.

 

last date: 6 September 1944 - Struck off, scrapped.

BW845

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amhearst on 15 September 1942 for repairs following a Category B crash.  Back to CC&F at Fort William on 26 January 1943, originally scheduled for conversion to Hurricane Mk. IIB, but returned to Eastern Air Command as Mk. XIIA on 5 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ, where it was destroyed in a crash in late 1943 or early 1944.

 

last date: 20 April 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares.

BW846

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 26 January 1943, originally scheduled for conversion to Hurricane Mk. IIB, but returned to Eastern Air Command as Mk. XIIA on 5 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve in November 1944.  Available for disposal at Brantford, Ontario on 18 September 1945, with 466:45 airframe time.  Was at Dunnville, Ontario when struck off.

 

last date: 30 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

BW847

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 16 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Destroyed in a crash at Lake St. Germain, PQ late 1943 (possibly 21 September?).

 

last date: 26 February 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW848

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 2 September 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 6 October 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Crashed May 1944, originally classified Category B but never repaired.

 

last date: 20 June 1944 - Struck off after crash

BW849

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 16 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category C crash there on 17 September 1944, apparently never repaired.

 

last date: 16 October 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce.

BW850

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942, Category D crash at Dartmouth while with this unit on 8 September 1942.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 28 January 1943, originally scheduled for conversion to Hurricane Mk. IIB, but returned to Eastern Air Command as Mk. XIIA on 21 June 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 710:20 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 November 1945 - Struck off, to War assets Corporation for sale.

BW851

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 18 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 28 January 1943, originally scheduled for conversion to Hurricane Mk. IIB, but returned to Eastern Air Command as Mk. XIIA on 12 July  1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Crashed at Bagotoville 25 November 1943, "damaged beyond further aeronautical value, completely demolished".

 

last date: 5 April 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW852

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 17 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942/193.  Coded "BV*J".  Category C crash with this unit, north of Dartmouth, on 23 January 1943.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 12 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Crashed at "Rang St. Martin" (today a street name in Chicoutimi), probably August or September 1943.

 

last date: 9 December 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW853

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30019

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Coded "BV*L".  With No. 127 (F) Squadron when it was in a Category B crash at Dartmouth on 24 July 1942.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amhearst for repairs, 6 August 1942.   To CC&F at Fort William on 1 February 1943, originally scheduled for conversion to Hurricane Mk. IIB, but returned to Eastern Air Command as Mk. XIIA on 5 July  1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category B crash on 11 August 1944 at Bagotville, later reclassified as Category A.  Remains purchased by A.J. Ditherridge of the UK in 1988.  To ADJ Engineering at Milden, Suffolk, UK for restoration 6 October 1989.  First flight 1994.  To UK civil register post war as G-BRKE, cancelled 22 December 1995.  Pieces used to restore BW881.

 

last date: 12 October 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW854

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

 

R30020?

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Coded "BV*X".  With this unit when destroyed in Category A forced landing near Pine Lake, NS, after engine failure during formation practice, on 8 February 1943.

 

last date: 5 May 1943 - Struck off

BW855

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

 

R30021?

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Coded "BV*E".  Indefinite loan to British Admiralty from 24 February 1943.  Taken on charge by RAF July 1943, as a Sea Hurricane Mk. Ia.  To No. 768 Squadron, FAA at Abbotsinch January to August 1944. On ferry flight from Sealand to No. 731 Sdn.. at Easthaven, hit moor in low visibility at dusk, Hepple Whitefield, Northumberland, Category Z damage, 19 August 1944, Lt. P.N. Medd killed.

 

last date: 7 January 1944 - Struck off, permanent transfer to UK Admiralty, after "Financial Adjustment"

BW856

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30022?

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 5 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve on 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 698:45 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW857

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30023?

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 9 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category A crash at Bagotville on 23 November 1943.  No. 1 OTU instructed to "pick up produce and forward repairable spares" to No. 4 Repair Depot on 24 December 1943.

 

last date: 10 February 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW858

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30024?

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 23 October 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 9 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category B crash while with this unit.  To CC&F at Amhearst for repairs from 20 December 1943.  Completed 7 July 1944, to stored reserve with Eastern Air Command.  Stored post war at Dunnville, Ontario.  Available for disposal from 5 March 1946.

 

last date: 3 July 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets for sale

BW859

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30025?

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 16 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  RCAF Aircraft Record Card states that on 30 December 1943 "RAF a/c brought right into the H.W.E." (Home War Establishment).  To stored reserve on 7 December 1944.  Stored post war at Dunnvile, Ontario.  Available for disposal there from 5 March 1946.

 

last date: 3 July 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW860

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30026?

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 23 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 20 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve on 7 December 1944.  Stored post war at Dunnville, Ontario.  Available for disposal there from 5 March 1946.

 

last date: 3 July 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets for disposal

BW861

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30027?

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 2 September 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 12 November 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Burned after crash, summer of 1944.

 

last date: 11 July 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW862

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R30028

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Transferred from RAF to Home War Establishment, and back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 23 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 8 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category A crash summer of 1944, during forced landing near Lac St. Jean, PQ (Lake St. John in contemporary RCAF documents).  Incomplete airframe recovered in Quebec junkyard in 1980, by Tex LeVallee , to the LaVallee Cultural and Aeronautical Collection.  Later to Ed Zalesky of BC.  Fuselage reported stored at Museum of Flight, Langley, BC c.2000.

 

last date: 12 October 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW863

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 30 December 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Transferred from RAF to Home War Establishment 30 December 1941.  Served with No. 127 (F) Squadron at RCAF Stations Dartmouth, NS and/or Gander Newfoundland, 1942/43.  Coded "TF*V".  Category C crash at Dartmouth on 3 August 1942.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 20 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve on 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal, with No. 1 Air Command, from 15 January 1945.  Had 637:10 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW864

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 23 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 8 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve on 26 October 1944.  Available fro disposal, with No. 1 Air Command, from 18 September 1945.  Had 478:25 airframe time then.  Stored at Brantford, Ontario at that time.  At Dunnville, Ontario from June 1947.

 

last date: 30 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW865

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 21 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Burned after Category A crash, summer of 1944.

 

last date: 11 July 1944 - Struck off

BW866

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 5 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  To CC&F at Fort William on 28 January 1943, originally scheduled for conversion to Hurricane Mk. IIB, but returned to Eastern Air Command as Mk. XIIA on 5 July  1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 748:35 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW867

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Coded "BV*Z".  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 22 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 510:50 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 12 July 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW868

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 22 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category B crash while with this unit December 1943.  To CC&F at Amhearst for repair, to stored reserve with EAC on 2 October 1944.  Stored post war at Mont Joli, PQ and Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Available for disposal from 30 August 1945, when it had 259:20 airframe time.

 

last date: 30 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW869

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 30 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve on 7 December 1944.  Stored post war at Brantford, Ontario and Dunnville, Ontario.  Available for disposal from 17 September 1945, when it had 489:30 airframe time.

 

last date: 30 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

BW870

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 14 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to No. 3 Training Command on 1 September 1943.  To No. 1 TC on 7 October 1943.  Available for disposal at No. 6 Repair Depot from 22 February 1945, with 388:10 airframe time.

 

last date: May 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW871

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  With No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS when it stalled and spun into Pendant Harbour, NS on 22 July 1942.  Pilot F/L C.F. Turner, a Canadian serving in the RAF, was killed.

 

last date: 23 September 1942 - Struck off after crash, see comments

BW872

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Loaned by RAF to Home War Establishment on 21 June 1943.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on that day, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 12 July 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category A crash into Lake St. John, PQ on 30 July 1944.

 

last date: 13 September 1944 - Struck off after crash, see comments

BW873

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 19 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 21 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Crashed June 1944.  Remains to Jack Arnold Aviation Museum in Titusville, Florida in 1988.  Being restored, used parts from Hurricanes 5301 and 5381.

 

last date: 15 August 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW874

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 8 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 23 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 20 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Went missing on training flight 15 November 1943.

 

last date: 28 February 1944 - Struck off

BW875

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 22 January 1944 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 14 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 6 October 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 544:10 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 12 July 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW876

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane

 

 

 

first date: 22 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  With No. 126 (F) Squadron when it suffered a Category C crash at Dartmouth airport at 11:50 on 6 October 1942.

 

last date: 16 March 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW877

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 22 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 129 (F) Squadron on the east coast, 1942/43.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 20 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To stored reserve on 26 October 1944.  Stored post war at Mont Joli, PQ and Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Available for disposal from 30 August 1945.  Had 546:40 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 30 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

BW878

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 22 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 28 August 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To CC&F at Moncton on 9 November 1943 for repairs following a Category B crash, back to EAC on 13 March 1944, to stored reserve.  Stored post war at Dunnville, Ontario.  Available for disposal there from 5 March 1946.

 

last date: 3 July 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets for sale

BW879

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 22 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 23 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 30 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Destroyed in mid-air with Hurricane 5647 at Bagotville April 1944.  Completely demolished, wreckage buried at crash site.

 

last date: 10 May 1944 - Struck off after crash, see comments

BW880

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 22 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 14 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ on 28 December 1943.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 27 January 1944 for installation of VHF radio equipment.  To stored reserve on 29 November 1944.  Available for disposal from 21 April 1945.  Had 208:20 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 12 July 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets for disposal

BW881

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

 

R32007

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 23 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 20 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Category B crash at Chicoutimi, PQ on 7 September 1944.  To No. 9 Repair Depot, apparently never repaired.  Remains recovered from Ontario farm c.1988.  To UK, for restoration by Hawker Restorations of Milden, Suffolk December 1988 to 1994.  Sold to M. Hammond of Eye, Suffolk.  To UK civil register post war as G-KAMM on 23 February 1995.  Sold to Alpine Deer Group, New Zealand in 1998.  To Flying Heritage Collection of Seattle, Washington in 1999.  Reported under restoration at Milden in 2002.

 

last date: 28 September 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW882

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Served with No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Coded "BV*H".  Forced landing a field near Lunenburg, NS after pilot became lost evening of 30 May 1942, Category B damage.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amhearst for repairs.  To CC&F at Fort William on 28 January 1943, originally scheduled for conversion to Hurricane Mk. IIB, but returned to Eastern Air Command as Mk. XIIA on 21 June 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To No. 9 Repair Depot for scrapping on 26 May 1944, following a Category A crash.

 

last date: 28 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW883

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 28 January 1943 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 2 September 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 7 October 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping on 24 March 1944, after crashing into the Saguenay River.

 

last date: 10 May 1944 - Struck off following crash, see comments

BW884

Hawker

Canada Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario

Sea Hurricane / Hurricane

/ Mk. XIIA

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 118 (F) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Stored at Dartmouth, as reserve aircraft for the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit of the RAF.  With No. 129 (F) Squadron when it crashed at Dartmouth aerodrome at 12:35 on 3 September 1942.  Originally classified as Category C, revised to Category B on 15 September 1942, shipped to Canada Car & Foundry for repairs.  Back to Eastern Air Command 5 November 1942.  Back to Canada Car & Foundry at Fort William on 21 June 1943, for conversion to Mk. XIIA.  Returned to Eastern Air Command on 21 August 1943.  To No. 3 Training Command on 2 September 1943.  To No. 1 (F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ from 24 March 1944.  To stored reserve on 26 October 1944.  Available for disposal from 30 August 1945, when it had 359:20 airframe time and was stored at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Later stored at Mont Joli, PQ.

 

last date: 30 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale



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