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RAF Bramcote
RAF Bramcote
RAF Bramcote
is a Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station located 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England during the Second World War. It later became HMS Gamecock and then Gamecock Barracks. [1]Contents1 Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
operations 2 Royal Navy
Royal Navy
operations 3 Units and aircraft 4 See also 5 References5.1 Citations 5.2 Bibliography6 External links Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
operations[edit] The airfield was built by John Laing & Son in the late 1930s.[2] The first unit to use the airfield was No. 215 Squadron RAF
No. 215 Squadron RAF
who joined on 10 September 1939 with the Vickers Wellington
Vickers Wellington
and the Avro Anson before leaving on 8 April 1940.[3] The next unit to use the station was No
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International Air Transport Association Airport Code
An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier,[1] is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used. The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 763, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal. The codes are published semiannually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory.[2] IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities. A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available. A list of railway station codes, shared in agreements between airlines and rail lines such as Amtrak, SNCF
SNCF
French Rail, and Deutsche Bahn, is available
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Supermarine Seafire
The Supermarine
Supermarine
Seafire was a naval version of the Supermarine Spitfire adapted for operation from aircraft carriers. In concept, it is relatively comparable to the Hawker Sea Hurricane, a navalised version of the Spitfire's stablemate, the Hawker Hurricane. The name Seafire had been derived from the abbreviation of the longer name Sea Spitfire.[2] The idea of adopting a navalised carrier-capable version of the Supermarine
Supermarine
Spitfire had been mooted by the Admiralty
Admiralty
as early as May 1938. Despite a pressing need to replace various types of obsolete aircraft that were still in operation with the Fleet Air Arm
Fleet Air Arm
(FAA), some opposed the notion, such as Winston Churchill, although these disputes were often a result of an overriding priority being placed on maximising production of land-based Spitfires instead
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International Civil Aviation Organization Airport Code
The ICAO (/ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ/, eye-KAY-oh) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stations, International Flight Service Stations or Area Control Centers, whether or not they are located at airports. Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code.Contents1 History 2 ICAO codes vs
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RAF Syerston
RAF Syerston
RAF Syerston
(ICAO: EGXY) is a Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station in the parish of Flintham, near Newark, Nottinghamshire. It was used as a bomber base during the Second World War.Contents1 History1.1 Bomber Command 1.2 Post-war use2 Current operations 3 Current units 4 Historical Units 5 Incidents 6 References 7 External links7.1 Video clipsHistory[edit] Bomber Command[edit]Harvard IIB trainer of No.22 Flying Training School landing at RAF Syerston in July 1954Syerston was built as part of the bomber expansion in the late 1930s, but did not open until 1 December 1940. The first aircraft were Vickers Wellingtons crewed by Polish flyers. In July 1941 they were replaced by members of the RCAF flying Handley-Page Hampdens. From December 1941 until 5 May 1942, the base was closed whilst a concrete runway was built with two T2 hangars. When it re-opened, it became part of No. 5 Group
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Hawker Hurricane
The Hawker Hurricane
Hawker Hurricane
is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for service with the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF). Although overshadowed in the public consciousness by the Supermarine Spitfire's role during Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
in 1940, the Hurricane actually inflicted 60 percent of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
in the engagement. The Hurricane went on to fight in all the major theatres of Second World War. The Hurricane originated from discussions during the early 1930s between RAF officials and British aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm
Sydney Camm
on the topic of a proposed monoplane derivative of the Hawker Fury biplane
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RAF Wittering
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Station Wittering or more simply RAF Wittering
RAF Wittering
(ICAO: EGXT) is a Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station within the unitary authority area of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
and the district of East Northamptonshire
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Boulton Paul Defiant
The Boulton Paul Defiant
Boulton Paul Defiant
was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) during World War II. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft
Boulton Paul Aircraft
as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns, a concept also implemented by the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc. In combat, the Defiant was found to be reasonably effective at its intended task of destroying bombers but was vulnerable to the Luftwaffe's more manoeuvrable, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters. The lack of forward-firing armament proved to be a great weakness in daylight combat and its potential was realised only when it was converted to night fighting.[2] It was supplanted in the night fighter role by the Bristol Beaufighter
Bristol Beaufighter
and de Havilland Mosquito
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Airspeed Oxford
The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford was a twin-engine monoplane aircraft developed and manufactured by Airspeed. It saw widespread use for training British Commonwealth aircrews in navigation, radio-operating, bombing and gunnery roles throughout the Second World War. The Oxford was developed by Airspeed during the 1930s in response to a requirement for a capable trainer aircraft that conformed with Specification T.23/36, which had been issued by the British Air Ministry. Its basic design is derived from the company's earlier AS.6 Envoy, a commercial passenger aircraft. Performing its maiden flight on 19 June 1937, it was rapidly put into production as part of a rapid expansion of the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) in anticipation of a large-scale conflict. As a consequence of the outbreak of war, many thousands of Oxfords would be ordered by Britain and its allies, including Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, Poland, and the United States
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C-47 Skytrain
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
airliner. It was used ext
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Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
The Royal Naval Reserve
Royal Naval Reserve
(RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in the United Kingdom. The present RNR was formed by merging the original Royal Naval Reserve, created in 1859, and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), created 1903
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Hawker Sea Fury
The Hawker Sea Fury
Hawker Sea Fury
is a British fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Hawker. It was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and one of the fastest production single seat piston-engined aircraft ever built.[2] Developed during the Second World War, the Sea Fury entered service two years after the war ended. The Sea Fury proved to be a popular aircraft with a number of overseas militaries, and was used during the Korean War
Korean War
in the early 1950s, as well as against the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion
Bay of Pigs Invasion
of Cuba. The Sea Fury's development was formally initiated in 1943 in response to a wartime requirement of the RAF, thus the aircraft was initially named Fury
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Fairey Battle
The Fairey Battle
Fairey Battle
was a British single-engine light bomber designed and manufactured by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was developed during the mid-1930s for the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) as a monoplane successor to the earlier Hawker Hart
Hawker Hart
and Hind biplanes. The Battle was powered by the same high-performance Rolls-Royce Merlin
Rolls-Royce Merlin
piston engine that powered various contemporary British fighters[N 1]. However the Battle was significantly heavier, with its three-man crew and bomb load. Though a great improvement over the aircraft that preceded it, the Battle was relatively slow and limited in range
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Supermarine Attacker
The Supermarine
Supermarine
Attacker was a British single-seat naval jet fighter built by Supermarine
Supermarine
for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm
Fleet Air Arm
(FAA). The type has the distinction of being the first jet fighter to enter operational service with the FAA.[1] Like most other first-generation jet fighters, it had a short service life due to the rapid development of increasingly advanced aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s.Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history2.1 UK 2.2 Pakistan3 Variants 4 Operators 5 Accidents and incidents 6 Surviving aircraft 7 Specifications (F.1) 8 See also 9 References9.1 Notes 9.2 Bibliography10 External linksDesign and development[edit] The Attacker developed from a Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) fighter jet project, under Air Ministry Specification E.10 of 1944 (the E for experimental)
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RAF Honiley
Royal Air Force Honiley or RAF Honiley is a former Royal Air Force station located in Wroxall, Warwickshire, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Coventry, England. The station closed in March 1958, and after being used as a motor vehicle test track, it has been subject to planning permission from the Prodrive Formula One team for development of their Fulcrum test and development facility however this has been cancelled. From September 2014 the site has been used by Jaguar Land Rover for heritage driving experiences with the location being known as Fen End.Contents1 History1.1 Royal Air Force use1.1.1 Squadrons 1.1.2 Other units 1.1.3 Facilities1.2 Post Royal Air Force use2 Present day 3 References3.1 Citations 3.2 Bibliography4 External linksHistory[edit] Royal Air Force use[edit] Originally called Ramsey, it was renamed RAF Honiley in August 1941, and used by a variety of squadrons defending the Midlands during the Second World War.[1] Squadrons[edit]No
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Fairey Firefly
The Fairey Firefly
Fairey Firefly
was a British Second World War-era carrier-borne fighter aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA). Designed to the contemporary FAA concept of a two-seat fleet reconnaissance/fighter, the pilot and navigator/weapons officer were housed in separate stations. It was superior in performance and firepower to its predecessor, the Fulmar, but entered operational service only towards the end of the war when it was no longer competitive as a fighter
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