Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB-C

At the creation of the new post-war "Aviation Militaire/Militair Vliegwezen" in 1946 six former RAF Hawker Hurricanes fighters of two versions (B & C) were acquired and served as fast communications aircraft with the "Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron" based at Hendon (U.K.). Only three of these aircraft were actually operational with the Transport Wing at Evere while the others were transferred to the Technical School at Saffraanberg to serve as instructional airframes. During 1947 all the flying aircraft were withdrawn from use while at least three Hurricanes were destroyed in the huge fire of the Technical School at Saffraanberg on 8 August 1948. One aircraft was preserved and is now on display at the Royal Army Museum at Brussels.




LF165 (C)
  • 260746: To Allied Flight Metropolitan Communication Squadron.
  • 020946: TOC by Belgian Government and to Saffraanberg (?)
  • 000000: wfu

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LF345 (C) ZA-P
  • 150445: To Allied Flight Metropolitan Communication Squadron.
  • 020646: TOC by Belgian Government.
  • 000046: To 367s/169W
  • 090147: Flown by Kpt. SMETS Herman (see Logbook)
  • 020747: Cat.5 at Booischot (Booishoeke/Koksijde?)(169W): Kpt. CUSTERS (169W) (ZA-P THS22 (G.D)) THS55/ZC
Remark: on 020747 a Cat.5 is noted for a Hurricane wearing code "10".

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LF658 (C) RA-A
  • 120246: To Allied Flight Metropolitan Communication Squadron
  • 020946: TOC by Belgian Government and to Saffraanberg/Tongeren as instructional airframe.
  • 000000:Noted with four-bladed propeller in front of barracks at St-Niklaas.(?)
  • 000751:Transported to Evere and painted with false code ML-B
  • 221051: To Royal Army Museum
  • 000000:To Bierset and restored as LF345/ZA-P by a team led by Hubert Sermon.
  • 000000: Returned to Royal Army Museum and put on display.

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PG554
  • 130546: To Allied Flight Metropolitan Communication Squadron.
  • 210647: SOC (Belgium ???)

PZ754 (B)
  • 030146: To Allied Flight Metropolitan Communication Squadron
  • 040946: TOC by Belgian Government
  • 000046:To 367s/169W
  • 160147: Cat.2 at Melsbroek (169W): Pilot Sgt. Claes
  • 280347: Cat.5 at Evere: Kpt. GHEUDE (169W)
  • 000000: Wfu and SOC

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PZ769 (C) ZA-M
  • 211245: To Allied Flight Metropolitan Communication Squadron
  • 020946: TOC by Belgian Government
  • 000046: To 367s/169W
  • 000000: To 21s/15W
  • 000000: To VVS
  • 000000: Cat.2 at Koksijde wearing code THS52/ZC
  • 000000: Transferred to Saffraanberg

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB & Mk.IIC - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Coll. via Jean Booten


One aircraft was used as Instructional Airframe at the "Belgian Training School" at Snailwell in the United Kingdom

HW685/5344M
  • 1945 - 1946: Used as Instructional Airframe at Snailwell, not transferred to Belgium





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