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1941 (May) real photo PPC 'HMS ARGUS'. Greenock to Gibraltar

1941 (May) real photo PPC 'HMS ARGUS'. Greenock to Gibraltar
1941 (May) real photo PPC 'HMS ARGUS'. Notes to rear regarding journey from Greenock to Gibraltar - March to May. [HMS Argus, British aircraft carrier that served in the Royal Navy. In March 1941, the carrier loaded a dozen Hurricane IIs and three Skuas and delivered them to Gibraltar on 29 March, She returned to the UK on 11 April and loaded six replacement Swordfish as well as six Swordfish of 812 Squadron for self-defence. After a brief refit, Argus sailed on 14 April for Gibraltar to transfer the replacements to Ark Royal. She arrived on 24 April and began a two-week refit after the aircraft were transferred. The ship was back in the UK, loading another batch of Hurricanes bound for Gibraltar. Three Fulmars of 800X Squadron were also embarked to protect the ship against the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condors that patrolled the Bay of Biscay and the Eastern Atlantic. The carrier arrived on 31 May and disembarked all her aircraft, including 800X Squadron. On her return to the UK she began a refit] Ref: 311-105.
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