Hurricane of 174 Squadron RAF, Poster A3.
No.174 Squadron RAF was a ground attack and fighter-bomber squadron that was formed in 1942 and took part in the D-Day landings before moving to Europe to support the advancing armies. The squadron was formed at Manston on 3 March 1942 around seventeen Hurricanes and eight pilots from No.607 Squadron, and as a result was able to begin operations on the same day. The squadron carried out fighter-bomber attacks against German shipping and coastal shipping for the rest of 1942, before being withdraw for army co-operation training. It also took part in the attack on Dieppe in August 1942. The Hurricanes were replaced with Typhoons in February 1943, and in June the squadron was one of the founder members of the Second Tactical Air Force, created to support the upcoming landings in Normandy.
Artworks from the collection of the late Artist Barry Wallond, from St Mawgan in Cornwall. Barry’s artwork included a wide range of WW2 and Post War Royal Air Force aircraft, drawn in Pencil. Barry also created a over 150 computer designed images of aircraft, with details of the individual aircraft portrayed.