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Out Of The Blue
Spitfire FY-F was flown by the  Commanding Officer of 611 Squadron, Sqn  Ldr Hugo Armstrong. Armstrong scored a  victory in this aircraft on  2nd November 1942,  bringing down an  Fw190. With a total  of nine victories, he  was awarded the  DFC in May 1942,  and the Bar to the  DFC in January  1943, before being  shot down and killed  over the English  Channel in Feb, 1943. Hugo Armstrong was the nephew of  Captain Hugo Throssell of the 10th Light  Horse Regiment, who won the VC at  Gallipoli during WW1. He was born in Perth on 9th June 1916,  and joined 257 Sqn RAF. Summer 41 -  Posted to 129 Sqn with the rank of Pilot  Officer. 21 Sep 41 - Over Le Touquet destroyed  one Bf 109E. 14 Mar 42 - Flying Spitfire, escorting  Bostons attacking shipping at the port of Le 
Sqn Leader Hugo Armstrong DFC - Spitfire Mk. lX
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Harve, destroys one Bf 109F one mile  off Fecamp. In April 1942 he was promoted to  Flight Lieutenant and posted to 72 Sqn RAF. 27 May 42 - During a sweep near  Fecamp probably destroys one Bf 109 Armstrong was awarded the DFC in  July 1942, he was one of three pilots  who simultaneously shot down three  seperate enemy aircraft. In September  1942 he was promoted to Squadron  Leader, then later that year in  November he was posted to 611 Sqn  RAF as Commanding Officer. At  twenty six years old he was the first  Australian J.A.T.P. trainee to command an RAF Squadron in Britain. 2 Nov 42 - Destroyed one Fw 190 and  was awarded a Bar to his DFC.   20 Jan 43 - Destroyed two Bf 109s. On the 5 February 1943 whilst  attempting to intercept a hit and run  raid, "Sinker" and two others were  bounced by eight Fw 190s and he was  killed in action his aircraft was shot  down into the English Channel.
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