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RAF Chapple Air Base - Andrew Beresford

RAF Chapple is a WW2 RCAF Fighter Base of area 10, around 1941/42, when the Royal Canadian Air Force was testing the first Hurricane planes to be fitted with 250 lbs bombs. These were used against enemy shipping and airbases. 

They flew as 402 Squadron; they later became 175 Squadron, before leaving England for Foreign Service.  

The Base has a narrow gauge railway, left after construction of new hangers and Nissen huts.  This is being used to move personnel and equipment around the site.



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Chris MacKenzie for the
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