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 

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