WW2 RAF FLYING ACE ANTHONY "TONY" SNELL.

.... I am extremely proud to have had a flying ace in my family. My uncle Tony flew Hurricanes and Spitfires during WW2, gaining numerous successes during many hours of operational flying.

RAF F/O Anthony "Tony" Snell 126717 of 43 (Fighter) Squadron 'Fighting Cocks'.


 
 
 
 
 

RAF 43(F) Fighter Squadron.
 

FT/O..... To the left is Tony and "Kite" North Africa Jan. 1943. Not sure of exact Hurricane but probably his designated Squadron Code FT/O. Later in 1943 Tony flew Spitfires, including Spitfire IX MA572 FT-9


 
 
 
 
 
 

....Tony and a few pals.


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    ....Pilots used a morse key to flash their lights for identification. On the left is an Air Ministry TYPE B. REF No5c/372 SWITCHBOX IDENTIFICATION as fitted to Hurricanes, Spitfires and many other RAF aircraft during WW2.


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    Sketch by Tony Snell 1943. Personalities Nr3. "There I Was"


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    "BK"