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By Brian Cull ,Frederick Galea

via the tip of 1941, following its participation within the conflict of england, 249 used to be published to Malta. Having been knowledgeable that its pilots will be required to fly from the deck of an plane provider, in depth perform flights came about with Hurricanes geared up with long-range tanks, making shortened take-off runs from an airfield runway. And that used to be that. the next month, having been ferried to Gibraltar, the plane have been off-loaded directly to the 'Ark Royal' and all 20 correctly reached Malta. This was once the start of 249's Mediterranean experience within the defence of Malta. Spitfires might stick with early in 1942 and by the point it moved to a brand new theatre of operations, 249 had claimed 245 air victories within the skies over Malta, generating many ace pilots equivalent to 'Screwball' Beurling, Laddie Lucas, Johnny Plagis, John Lynch, to call yet a few.

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