26 Squadron RAF

The Eyes of the Army

News caption from the reverse of this photo:

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The image above was scanned from a news photo that was printed as a close-crop.
Here's the full photo, from the Imperial War Museum's archives...

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A Trio of Tommyhawks

Three Tomahawks of 26 Squadron cruise along over the lovely English countryside. The ship
nearest the camera, coded RM-Y, is Tomahawk IIA AH896 and is also shown in the above photo.
The other two ships are Tomahawk IIA AH893, coded RM-D, and Tomahawk I AH791, coded RM-E.

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Another view of the same formation...

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'A' for 'Ace'

A fine view of Tomahawk AH830, coded RM-A.

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'F' for 'Freddie'

It appears that the censors have been at work on this photo of Tomahawk I AH860, obliterating
just about everything in the background except another Tomahawk. AH860 was coded RM-F.

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He Ain't Heavy...

The pilot of Tomahawk RM-G (possibly AH864) runs up the engine while ground crew weigh down the tail.

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If you'll just sign here...

IWM caption for the following photo, which shows RM-Z:

Airmen of the Photographic Section of No. 26 Squadron RAF record details on the film magazine removed from
a Type F.24 aerial camera mounted in the camera port of a Curtiss Tomahawk at Gatwick, Sussex, following a
tactical reconnaissance training sortie. The magazine is being marked with the date, time and serial number
of the aircraft, before being taken to the mobile darkroom for processing.

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