WWII air/sea rescue craft

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  1. Bergalia
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    Here's another query for you old hands. Can anyone identify the class of 'yacht' that the RAF used to drop from aircraft on air/sea rescue missions.
    Saw one beached many years ago on the West Coast of Scotland. It had a plywood hull shaped not unlike a cigar - 'O' shaped cross section. And was about 18 foot long offering accommodation for 4 in comfort - 6 in cramped conditions. It had a demountable mast and a simple gunter rig.
    For some reason deHavilland scratches the back of my mind.
    Any takers ?
    :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Bergalia
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    You're a man of the first water Jeharidiman... I can now sleep in peace. Many thanks for instant reply. The version I saw I believe was the Uffa Fox design. Though I must admit over the passing years I began to believe I had imagined the whole episode. Ugly but sturdy craft - and damned water tight. But at least I now know it was for real. :cool:
     
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