RAF Bristol / Gloster Aircraft Directional Gyro Instrument Mk2


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Directional Gyro 

As used on Bristol Sycamore also Gloster Meteor

Vacuum Air Driven

Possibly dated 4/72

Size: 11cm wide x 15cm approx.

Ref: 6A/3144 also 617/53

Used as  removed condition. Signs of surface corrosion, pitting to outer case. Marks and scuffs to case. Please see photos. What you see in the pictures is what you will receive.

 Some Background on Bristol Sycamore

15 May 57  No.275 Squadron, Fighter Command at RAF Thornaby, Yorks.

In 1953 this became the RAF’s first helicopter search and rescue squadron in Great Britain, with detachments at Leuchars, North Coates, Horsham St.Faith and Chivenor with a full
complement of 15 Sycamores in six Flights by the end of the year.

Typical duties included rescuing civilian bathers and covering military aircraft in difficulty. 9 Oct 57 Squadron moved to RAF Leconfield, Yorks, still providing SAR cover for the North East coast.

Transferred to Far East Air Force, Malaya 1959. During the campaign against Communist guerrillas in Malaya (1948-1960) these helicopters were invaluable for carrying patrols into the jungle and their ability to evacuate casualties from small clearings proved a great morale booster. 

10 Jun 60 110 Squadron, Butterworth, Malaya operating jungle patrols, mainly in the rugged country in the north of Malaya close to the Thai border. Other duties included aero medical flights, troop lifts – including Australians and New Zealanders – and communications flights to jungle forts, known as Fort Express.


Our ref 16022550

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