4th July 14:20
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scot
Navigator (R): Self
NFT, CINE-GUN & FORMATION
NFT on Halifax & Cine on Reliant, Martlet & Albemarle. Excellent weather.
Another fairly long (certainly by Jack Scott’s standards) NFT with an interesting selection of aircraft including 3 marques I have not come across before.
The Stinson Reliant was a single engine aircraft used by the RAF, USAF and RAAF as a general utility aircraft, predominantly for training and liaison flights.
The Grumman Martlet was the Royal Navy’s version of the USAF F4F Wildcat, used primarily as a carrier-borne fighter.
The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle was a transport aircraft. Initially designed as (but never deployed as) a medium range bomber, it was used for general transport duties, paratroop transport and glider towing. They were used during the invasion of Normandy for this purpose.