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HMS Sparrowhawk

RNAS Hatston from the air in 1941. An image that I had downloaded off the web sometime ago, cant remember web address. A lot of change over the last 60 odd years , perhaps Craig Taylor could send his kite camera up for an a modern day photo.
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Picture added on 14 November 2007
This is from web page; ROYAL NAVY AIR STATIONS
IN THE UK RNAS Hatston 22 June 1941

Added by Malcolm Shykles on 09 June 2012
Says something about the wind that there are four runways!

Added by Steven Heddle on 15 November 2019
According to bloke who did the tour in the summer the FAA were used to landing into the wind on carriers so needed the runway to be as near to into the wind as possible, hence the four runways.
Added by W Watters on 15 November 2019
See; 835 Naval Air Squadron, Wikipedia
"Swordfish Patrol" by George E Sadler
"Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea" The story of 835 Naval Air Squadron in the 2nd WW, by E.E. Barringer
Added by Malcolm Shykles on 17 November 2019
The 'bloke' was Cdr David Hobbs
Added by W Watters on 18 November 2019
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