Personnel of No. 53 Repair and Salvage Unit use a Coles Crane to haul the fuselage of damaged Hawker Hurricane Mark IIB, BD930 ‘R’, of No. 73 Squadron RAF onto a 'Queen Mary’ trailer in the Western Desert. Following repair, BD930 saw further service with No. 335 (Hellenic) Squadron and No. 127 Squadron RAF.
A low-flying Royal Air Force Hurricane directs a
Type Two HSL Whaleback rescue craft
to an American pilot downed off the North
Africa Coast, 1943. RAF Whalebacks were essentially stripped down PT boats, good for around 36 knots.