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    Spitfire Mk Ia N3180 No54 Squadron


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Military skins - World War II

    Description: Spitfire N3180, flown by P/O Alan Christopher Deere (RNZAF), No. 54 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex. The New Zealander Deere, who took first flight in Spitfire on March 6th, 1940, participated in the first operation of the No. 54 Squadron, providing air support for the retreating forces in Belgium on the May 16th. On the May 23rd, Deere downed his first two Bf 109s. On the 26th of May operation Dynamo, the evacuation of Dunkirk, began in the evening. On the 28th of May, Deere had to make an emergency landing on a Belgian beach, but managed to get back to Hornchurch after a 19hour trip. After the evacuation of Dunkirk ended, the No. 54 squadron joined the BoB, in which Deere got 7 confirmed kills. During World War Two Deere went through a lot of leadership posts. His total score is at 22 confirmed kills. He retired as Air Commodore in 1967. A.C.Deere, OBE, one of the most famous New Zealand and British pilots. He died on 22nd of September 1995 in the age of 77.

    I wish to thank the guys from Aeroplane Heaven for making this very nice model, which was the perfect canvas for my repaints. And I wish to thank JustFlight for making a free demo from this model available at their site. And last but definitely not least, Martin Wright for his simple but indispensable graphic tools, as without his dtx1 bitmap manipulator these textures simply wouldn't be there.


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    Huub
    November 2023

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    Period ATC id for 54 Sqn is "RABBIT".

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