Western Desert, Libya. 11 February 1942. Personnel of Repair and Salvage Units travel long ...

Units
Accession Number MED0347
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Western Desert, Libya. 11 February 1942. Personnel of Repair and Salvage Units travel long distances to recover damaged Hurricane Mk II aircraft assessed as suitable for repair and load these onto 'Queen Mary' vehicle tenders for return to the unit workshop in the Cairo area with the return journey often taking several days. Off again! RAF vehicle, WD30670, is in the lead of the convoy of five vehicles. The desert surface combines jagged rocks, soft sand drifts, often churned to deep mud. Wear and tear on tyres and chassis is probably the world's worst.