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Can anyone ID this aircraft?

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    can anyone make out what aircraft is in this pic?
    thanks in advance
    Ed

    Can anyone ID this aircraft?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    it looks like a Blackburn Skua

    Can anyone ID this aircraft?
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Thanks Harry.
    you're a star.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Is the trade patch he's wearing a mechanic patch?
    Can anyone ID this aircraft?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Member of the Fleet Air Arm?

    Oz.

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    Might also be the Blackburn Roc-this was a fighter version of the Skua mounting a power driven turret with 4 Brownings like the Defiant-not successful and most used for training/target tugs-if it is a Skua would be a fairly early war photo as they were not operational all that long.

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