V7497 with its new stable mate G-HHII

V7497 with its new stable mate G-HHII

By Andy Goodall on Saturday, January 20th, 2018

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Hurricane V7497 looks on as its new stable mate arrives – G-HHII – The history of this aircraft begins at the Canadian Car & Foundry (CCF) Company in 1942 as Construction Number CCF/R20023. CCF produced some 1,451 Hurricanes under licence in the early years of WWII, and on completion this one joined the Royal Canadian […]


Battle of Britain Pilots

By Andy Goodall on Monday, December 4th, 2017

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Battle of Britain fighter pilots – What I like about this shot are the pilots wearing the typical flying clothing of the day, during the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain… I would say that this picture is a staged shot as the pilots are running to there aircraft wearing parachutes. Parachutes were […]


More information on this Hurricane L2124 has come to light

By Andy Goodall on Monday, December 4th, 2017

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14.9.39. 501 squadron 31.05.40. 13 MU, 19.6.40. 19 MU, ?.06.40. 7 O.T.U., 21.08.40. 5 O.T.U. 05.12.40. FAT (2) Sgt B.C.Walmsley swung on landing of the runway at Moreton-in-the-marsh and tipped on nose. 07..04.41. FA CAT E. 07.04.41 SOC. L2124 Lost on the 7-4-41 when flown by Sgt G.A. Mckenzie 905025 of No. 55 O.T.U. when […]


501 squadron

By Andy Goodall on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

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  501 Squadron Hurricane Interesting picture when you study the detail. This is an SD – H marked Hurricane so that makes it a 501 squadron Hurricane, however the letters are a lot thicker than we see on later squadron Hurricanes and the letters appear  shorter. The roundel isn’t the usual A2 roundel we normally […]


“Squadron Leader J A F MacLachlan”

By Andy Goodall on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

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This is one of the more unique examples of nose art of the war, because it portrays the pilot’s severed arm! “Squadron Leader J A F MacLachlan, the one-armed Commanding Officer of No 1 Squadron RAF, standing beside his all-black Hawker Hurricane Mark IIC night fighter, ‘JX-Q’, at Tangmere, Sussex. MacLachlan flew bombers in France […]


501 squadron Battle of Britain operations log 28th September 1940

By Andy Goodall on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

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Operations report – The operations record book that covers the 28th September 1940 when Hurricane 501 was shot down over Sutton… it states that P/O Rogers bailed out and P/O Harold was killed and P/O Jones crash landed … Rogers was flying V7497 and Harold flew it the day before. A rather big dogfight then […]


Thank you to the “Air Combat Group”

By Andy Goodall on Monday, November 27th, 2017

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HURRICANE 501 V7497 Thank you Air Combat Group for making this graphic of V7497…. where could this be… RAF Kenley? RAF Gravesend? This is exactly how Hurricane 501 will be painted – Follow us on Face book #Hurricane501 and our website www.Hurricane501.co.uk – please join our Hurricane 501 members club – Picture at the top […]


New Hurricane 501 web site soon to go live!

By Andy Goodall on Monday, November 27th, 2017

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First post on the New Blog!! This is a proud moment as we come to the final touch ups on the web site before it goes live… What I love about this web site, is that its so easy to use so I can constantly update the site with new, fresh information…. Please enjoy www.Hurricane501.co.uk […]


Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 L2045 SD-A

By Andy Goodall on Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 L2045 SD-A Hawker Hurricane Mk. I, L2045 ‘SD-A’, of No. 501 Squadron RAF, loaded onto a railway wagon, awaits the transportation to No. 2 Aircraft Depot at Nantes, along with four Rolls Royce Merlin engines, during the final evacuation from France. May/June 1940 On 10 May 1940, with the attack on France, […]


Hurricane wing build continued

By Andy Goodall on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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  HURRICANE WING BUILD CONTINUED Wing build continued – Making the skins, the rivet hole positions are mapped out manually again from drawings and pilot drilled in the structure, the sheet metal is then clamped in place and holes are back-drilled through from the structure into the skin, cleco and skin pins are then used […]