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John Beavin's Tempest photo

John Beavin, Auckland New Zealand, was with 80 sqdn at Gutersloh as an engine mech. 33 squadron was next door with their Tempest Mk. IIs. John says: "We called them flying tractors as those engines did not tick over like our Griffons".

The photo below of a Tempest Mk. II (5R-U, PR786) was taken by John.




John Beavin