Canadian Warplanes 4: Hawker Henley

Hawker Henley

(IWM Photo, E (MOS) 1213)

The second prototype Hawker Henley (Serial No. K7554) after conversion as the first TT Mark III target-tug, in flight. This aircraft served with No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit. Two RCAF personnel died while piloting Henelys, including P/O Stuart Rogers, RCAF, with No. 1604 Flight, when his Henley (Serial No. L 3390) struck high tension cables near St Eval at Mawgan, Cornwall, on 7 Feb 1943. Another crew-member, not Canadian, was also killed.

The Hawker Henley was a British two-seat target tug derived from the Hawker Hurricane that was operated by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. (Wikipedia)

(IWM Photo, HU 92999)

Hawker Henley TT Mark III (serial L3288) of No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit, in flight, c1940.

(IWM Photo, ATP 9914B)

Hawker Henley TT Mark III (Serial No. L3276) at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, March 1942. L3276 served with No. 1628 (Anti-Aircraft Cooperation) Flight, No. 631 Squadron RAF and No. 14 Armament Practice Camp.

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