07/14/2003. Remarks by Chris Pinn
: "This aircraft, coded "MG-D"
, was an early Rochester built Short Stirling Mk.I of No.7 Squadron. No.7 Squadron had been allocated the task of introducing the Stirling into RAF service and the photo was taken at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, England, in 1940 as the squadron was gearing up for operations. Particularly noteworthy on this aircraft are the outboard located exhaust pipes on the port wing indicating the use of 'stop gap' Hercules Mk.II engines and the early style low camouflage demarcation line on the fuselage similar to the prototype aircraft."