joystick from Gloster Sea Gladiator 'Faith
- Catalogue number
- EPH 3688
- whole: metal
- whole: leather
- whole: L: 3in W: 5in H: 27in
- Alternative names
- full name: joystick from Gloster Sea Gladiator 'Faith
- simple name: REL : British
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Although the Gloster Gladiator was obsolescent by 1939, the outbreak of the Second World War ensured that it was retained as a front line fighter, and the type served with distinction in France, Norway, North Africa and Malta. The beleaguered island of Malta was defended by a small force of mixed aircraft, which included the 3 Gloster Sea Gladiator aircraft, that famously became known as 'Faith', 'Hope' and 'Charity'.
joystick joystick, or control column (3in x 5in x 27in high), from the Gloster Sea Gladiator 'Faith' (serial number N5520), complete with firing button, which can be seen on the grip.
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