ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.
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Hawker Hurricane Mark IIB, HL887 'AK-W', of No. 213 Squadron RAF, taxying at El Adem, Libya, before taking off to escort Lockheed Hudsons of the Mobile Operations Force of No. 216 Group RAF to a forward landing ground. To the right, Hudson Mark VI, EW947 'LD-N', of No. 117 Squadron RAF turns into wind for take off. Note the long-range fuel tanks under the Hurricane's wings.
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