Author: Mark Beckwith

F/O Les Clisby’s Hawker Hurricane Mk.I of No.1 Squadron RAF, France May 1940

I present my first previously unpublished Feature Article. The subject is F/O Les Clisby and his Hawker Hurricane Mk.1. This remarkable Australian fighter pilot was noted for his aggression, both in the air and on the ground... "Remarkably, Clisby landed nearby, drew his service sidearm and chased the German crewmen across the field as they tried to escape! He captured one in a rugby tackle..." I hope you enjoy the article.

Flt. Sgt. George “Grumpy” Unwin’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk IA

While Tamiya's new tool Spitfire gets all the attention, here's one of the old tool version... "In late May, 1940 the BEF was forced from continental Europe by the Germans at Dunkirk. The now famous retreat was covered in part by Spitfires of No.19 Squadron. Flight Sergeant George Unwin was already an experienced Spitfire pilot by this stage of the war..."