A WW2 R.A.F. pilot's survival story…

The Siddeley Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Nimrod

The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod was a single-seater biplane with an open cockpit, fixed undercarriage and twin machine guns using interrupter gear to fire through the propeller. It had a a top speed of 193 mph and was the standard Fleet fighter from 1931 to 1939. In 1933 it entered service with No.s 801, 802 and and 803 Squadrons RAF of the Fleet Air Arm.


4 responses

  1. Great photo, unbelievably good considering how primitive camera equipment must have been.

    March 18, 2017 at 10:14

    • Most of Garlick’s pictures were shot on a folding vest pocket camera of the day. They used 120 roll film and he processed and contact printed the negatives himself for convenience resulting in a 6 x 9cm print. I used a Nikon D3 with a 105mm macro lens to copy these pictures from his albums.

      March 18, 2017 at 10:40

      • My first camera used a 120 film, but I don’t remember getting any good results.
        I love your site, and can’t understand how there aren’t more comments listed.

        March 18, 2017 at 21:50

      • It’s about a book that’s a bit of a niche read. However it had a rave review on ‘Aircrew Book Review’. The iPad/iPhone version contains the most photographs in an interactive gallery. http://aircrewbookreview.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/one-life-left-hugh-garlick-dfc.html

        March 18, 2017 at 23:15

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