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Peter Lecoq sent me this message…

Aviators will like this site.

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I like this one…

He also sent this link. 

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Browse this site for a few minutes. You will be amazed at what has been done in airplane design. The amount of info available is unbelievable. Virtual Airplane Museum

I like this one.

The Caption

Above: Flight Sergeant Georges Nadon of No 122 Squadron was the focus of another photo-story taken at Hornchurch in May 1942. This time, the photographer’s brief was to record the movements of a single pilot over the course of the day. The 27-year-old French-Canadian, seen striking a pose in the cockpit of his Spitfire was asked to list his hobbies. Somewhat predictably, the response was ‘girlfriends and beer’! He survived the war after service on Malta and in northwest Europe.

About 122 Squadron… Click here.

Original picture.

More info here.

Georges Nadon is also mentioned on this Webpage.

Sgt Ribout is 27 years old and on his 5th mission only. His death must have been terrible news to his cousin Sgt George Nadon, who flies in the Red Section of 122 Sqn. alongside Roland on this fateful day. They served together in 122 Sqn. since February 1942.

(Sgt Nadon finishes his RAF career as B F/Lt in December 1945, with 177 missions under his belt.)

I have read somewhere that he flew with 403 Squadron.

This comment from John Engelsted…

Raymond Alexandre Georges Nadon (J/17915) flew with 403 Squadron from June 1944 to September 1945.


No pictures of any KH-Cs but I found this piece of information on this site

I found what it meant…

X4329 (serial number)

Ia (type)

1094 (the quantity of aircraft in the range)

EA (built at Eastleigh)

MIII (contract number)

FF (first flew) 31-8-40

No. 8 Maintenance Unit 2-9-40

616 Squadron 7-9-40

65 Squadron 26-2-41

308 Squadron 13-4-41

403 Squadron ‘KH-C’ 21-5-41

61 OTU 11-8-41 engine failed hit tree in force-landed near Ellesmere Salop

CE 16-6-42

C Allocated to Instructional Airframe duties (for ground training)

E Write-off

616 Squadron scramble from Kenley, late August 1940 (source)


A little game from Dean Black.

He wants to find a picture for each KH planes starting with the letter A.

First one: KH-A

Pilot Syd Ford

403 Squadron


Another KH-A…

Mac Reeves

We all know what happened to Mac from this article I wrote.

You may be interested to know that Mac Reeves sent a radio transmission to his fellow pilots moments after he had been attacked by enemy airplanes. He told them that his arm had been completely shot off and that he had no choice but to ride the airplane in. (he could not get out and he could not fly it). He wished them well and he said it was a privilege flying with them. 

Mac Reeves does not have a grandson to talk about him or remembering him by like Greg Bell and Colin Forsyth have. 

As a footnote, Mac Reeves would die just a few hours after that picture was taken.

Mac Reeves


There is little doubt that so far as Aurel was concerned flying the Spitfire was a dream come true.

As he puts it, “the sheer enjoyment of flying such a plane was incredible”.

Many 403 pilots flew this particular Spitfire.

From the book “The Manston Spitfire” by Lewis Deal
Published 1981  ISBN 0 948305 01 0

To learn more click here.

Most of the names appear in Walter Neil Dove’s photo album and on this logbook page.

No 403 Squadron (RCAF) Wolf Squadron Squadron Code KH-Z

Flight Sergeant Robert E Barbour

Flying Officer David Leslie

Flight Lieutenant James D Lindsay (DFC)

Flight Lieutenant R A Morrison

Flight Lieutenant C Leslie Rispler

Flying Officer Aurel A Roy

Flying Officer Robert C Shannon

Flying Officer Arthur Van R Sainsbury

Flying Officer Frederick W Town

Flying Officer Robert Young

Squadron Leader Henry P M Zary (DFC)

You will find these pictures on the site.