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Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC “Horsa”

Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC "Horsa"

Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC "Horsa"


From Wikepedia: “G-AAUC was originally named Hecate after the Greek goddess; it was soon renamed Horsa, after the legendary conqueror of Britain and brother of Hengist. The aircraft first flew on 11 September 1931. It was impressed into No. 271 Squadron RAF as AS981. The aircraft burned after a forced landing on uneven ground at Moresby Parks, near Whitehaven, Cumberland, on 7 August 1940.”