ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945.
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- CM 3022
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- object category: Black and white
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Hawker Hurricanes being assembled for despatch to the North African and Mediterranean theatres, at Takoradi, Gold Coast. In the foreground Hawker Hurricane fuselages are pulled by civilian labourers from their packing crates for assembly, after being shipped from the United Kingdom. Behind them are parked aircraft in various stages of assembly. In the background, a line of completed Hurricanes, with white recognition panels painted on the tops of their fuselages, wait by the main runway before being ferried to Egypt, headed by two similarly painted Bristol Blenheim Mark IV 'mother' aircraft which will guide them along the West African Air Reinforcement Route.
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