Articles tagged Maintenance Unit

Page 73 of February 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, February 1982

Air mail

G-AFRN Sir, The request for information from J. T. Aldington with regard to the fate of Messerschmidt Bf108, G-AFRN, brings to light a strange tale. The Impressments Log, published some years ago by Air Britain, gives the following facts. G-AFRN – c/n 2039 was impressed on 17/4/41 and became DK280. On 8/9/42 it suffered an undercarriage collapse at Western Zoyland, but was repaired and flew on...

Page 94 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, May 1977

Aeroplane Level Crossings

Sir, Aircraft Depot Middle East at Abu Quir in Egypt (or as it was known during the last war, No. 103 Maintenance Unit) had two aerodromes, the landward and the seaward. Between them ran the road and the railway to the village. During 1943 it became necessary to convert this system to one long runway and, including lowering the railway embankment by about five feet this was done without...

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