(YouTube) Operation Skua

In 1940 a Royal Navy Blackburn Skua (Serial No L2940) of No.803 NAS made a forced landing on a frozen lake in Norway after successfully engaging a German Heinkel He.111 bomber during the ill-fated Norwegian campaign. The crew abandoned the aircraft and as the frozen lake thawed the wreck became submerged where it lay until it was recovered in 1974. This exhibition shows it as it lay on the lake bed and chronicles the efforts to retrieve the aircraft.

You can view the images directly in the galleries section by clicking here.

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