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Seahawk

Turbinlite Havoc: when and where please?

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A Google search on "Helmore Turbinlite" has thrown up this picture of a Turbinlite Havoc.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=helmore+turbinlite&tbm=isch&source=hp&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjGs4ThtcDgAhVsVBUIHeLeA1wQsAR6BAgEEAE&biw=1536&bih=747#imgrc=uiXMuMRBynh5pM:

 

You will note that the aircraft is in the later Medium Sea Grey/Dark Green camouflage rather than the more normal black.  There are also 3 men in the foreground parading with a flag.  I think that I have seen a captioned version of the photo before and that the gentlemen are Polish.  Can anyone identify where and roughly when the photo was taken?  I am wondering if it is one of the Turbinlites used by the FAA (eg 771, 772 Sqs) as fast targets for units working up to serve in the British Pacific Fleet.  Any details on the aircraft itself would be wonderful but probably too much to hope for.

Edited by Seahawk

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Hi

    My personal theory is that those walking by are from 307Sqn

    and that the turbinlite belongs to the GRU both of which were based at exeter

 

  But as always will gladly be corrected if others know more 

 

   cheers

      jerry

  

   

 

 

  

   

 

 

Edited by brewerjerry

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15th November 1942, when the Polish Air Force standard was passed to 307 Squadron.

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Great, thanks both.  I had a vague hunch it was Exeter, so much so that I'd already checked whether any Turbinlite flights were based there (no).  Not Fleet Air Arm then ☹️.

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