250 Squadron RAF




Dusty Hawk

A Tomahawk IIB of 250 Squadron at Landing Ground 13/Sidi Heneish South, prior to a patrol.


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Straight Arrow

IWM caption for the following photo:

Squadron Leader M T Judd, Officer Commanding No. 250 Squadron RAF, sitting in the cockpit of
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mark I, AK919 'LD-B', at LG 91, Egypt. It was in this aircraft that Judd shot
down a Junkers Ju 87 over LG 21 on 8 July 1942, and damaged another on 19 July.
Note the red arrow unit marking over the exhaust stubs on the engine cowling.



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A Crack Shot

IWM caption for the following photo:

Pilot Officer C E "Cas" Casbolt of No. 250 Squadron RAF, at LG 91, Egypt. Casbolt joined the RAF in 1937,
qualifying as a sergeant pilot before joining No. 80 Squadron RAF in 1938. He saw action with the Squadron
in the Western Desert and in Greece, scoring victories in the Gloster Gladiator and Hawker Hurricane, before
being rested after 80 Squadron's withdrawal from Greece in 1941. He was commissioned and then joined No. 250
Squadron, with whom he achieved the last of his 14 confirmed victories on 12 May 1942.



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Kittyhawk III FR241

IWM caption for the following photo:

Kittyhawk Mark III, FR241 'LD-R', of No. 250 Squadron RAF, taxying at LG 91, Egypt, during
Operation LIGHTFOOT, the first phase of the Alamein offensive. FR241 is an early 'short-tail'
Mark III with a dorsal fin, which also served later with No. 112 Squadron RAF.



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A Kittyhawk that's seen better days is given a once over by personnel from 3 Squadron RAAF.


Original image source: oldcmp.net W.Craddock collection



Another Kittyhawk that's a bit worse for wear...

UPDATE: I've been contacted by Mr. John Cairns who has informed me that the fella on the
right of the photo is his father, Pilot Officer David Wilson Cairns. Thanks much!


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Two Kittyhawk IIIs of 250 Squadron depart Foggia Main (Gino Lisa), Italy, for a mission.


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