Photo: Ccollection A. Bar


Photo: Archives J-P. Decock, colorized photo

Photo: Prévot album via A. Bar

Departure for Dieppe during Operation Jubilee on August 19, 1942. Daniel Le Roy du Vivier

would carry out four missions over Dieppe.

Photo: R.A. Scholefield/

Prior to departure for the mainland in January 1942, Dan Le Roy du Vivier briefs pilots

of No. 43 Sqn at Acklington. From left to right: P/O Lister, S/Ldr Le Roy du Vivier, F/Lt May,

F/Lt Hutchinson & P/O Daniels.

Drawing by Yves Duwelz

Daniel Le Roy du Vivier fought in the Battle of Britain and was the very first non-British pilot to be given command of an RAF squadron, No.43 Fighting Cocks, from

January to September 1942. The panel under the cockpit shows the Belgian and Royal

Air Force flags and No. 43 Squadron's checkered pattern emblem worn mainly by its

aircraft before and after the Second World War.

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc BN230, FT-A, No. 43 Sqn RAF, restored to Daniel Le Roy du Vivier's aircraft colors and displayed at the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

at RAF Manston.


INFO Eduard

June 2022