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Tony Newman, e-mail, 24.01.2023 20:21

I once came across the comment that because the top speed of the Gauntlet so exceeded expectation, 'special tests' were performed to determing why it was so fast. Anyone else come across this, or know the origin of the comment?


Bill Pippin, e-mail, 30.10.2011 04:22

I have an APS(Aeroplane Photo Supply) photograph of this very aircraft, but the paint scheme is different and it appears the wheel pants were removed.


damn, 20.06.2011 11:24

I was with 74 fighter sqdn in 1940 when they coverted to spitfire 1's from gloster gauntlets. A nice aircraft with the two guns syncronised through the prop.


Arthur Westerhoff, e-mail, 26.11.2010 15:54

Comment about about being missed off the Battle of Britain pilots list.I was ground crew.


arthur westerhoff, e-mail, 03.12.2009 13:53

When I joined 74sqd in June1940 they wre not fully converted to Spitfire 1's and still had a few Gautlets. As the Battle of Britain got into full swing they had fully convreted. Conversion year 1940.


arthur westerhoff, e-mail, 03.12.2009 13:35

I was not listed because I was ground crew working as a General Armourer.I stayed with 74sqd.until 1941 when they met their doom at R.A.F.Gravesend, after losing most of their aircraft in battle. They were later reformed. Long live the Tigers.


d.jay, 31.07.2009 21:59

Lets see if you remenber signifcant dates in 70 years time, if your sill alive in 2079.


Art Deco, 28.07.2009 20:08

Feb. 1939 is significantly pre-war and fairly memorable. Even the cooks knew that. It was in all the papers.


d.jay, 28.07.2009 19:34

Because Mr. Westerhoff is not listed does not mean he was not with 74 sqdn, he may have been ground crew?


Art Deco, 14.07.2009 05:35

The Gauntlet is credited with the destruction of a Caproni 133 in East Africa. 74 Squadron, Tiger squadron, "I fear no man", the home of "Sailor" Malan, a great pilot, teacher and man, well, they converted to Spitfire I in Feb. 1939. Every man who flew in the Battle of Britain for the RAF is listed. Missed out, Mr. Westerhoff?


arthur westerhoff, e-mail, 26.03.2009 22:09

I was with 74 fighter sqdn in 1940 when they coverted to spitfire 1's from gloster gauntlets. A nice aircraft with the two guns syncronised through the prop.


woody brammer, e-mail, 16.11.2008 04:14

I am building and rc model of the aeromaster kit from the '70's and was thinking about finishing it in this scheme. where can I get some color pics? thanks woody




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