Battle of Britain Pilots

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Hawker Restorations Ltd

By Andy Goodall on Sunday, August 6th, 2017

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Hawker Restorations Ltd – The Team These fine gentlemen pictured here with the owner Peter Kirkpatrick and director Andrew, are the craftsmen and engineers of “Hawker Restorations Ltd” As we know HR Ltd has built or taken part in the restoration of almost every flying Hurricane in the world! The skill set in this picture […]


501 Sqdn Hurricane at Bethienville

By Andy Goodall on Friday, June 30th, 2017

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10th May 1940, 501 Sqdn Hurricane at Bethienville, France An interesting picture as you can see that the airmen are re fuelling this Hurricane wearing tin helmets with another airman on the starboard side looking out on watch with a pair of binoculars. One can only assume that this picture has been taken while a […]


Londoners watch as Battle of Britain rages above – Battle of Britain 76th Anniversary

By sbadmin on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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Londoners watch as Battle of Britain rages above – archive16 September 1940: Friday 16 September 2016 –  Thousands in the centre of the capital cheered wildly as they watched the Spitfires send a big German bomber hurtling to destruction… ATS spotters, wearing sunglasses, watch for any sign of hostile aircraft at a London anti-aircraft battery. In […]


The Blitz

By sbadmin on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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The Blitz, or Blitzkrieg (“lightning war”) was the period of sustained strategic bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Between 7 September 1940 and 21 May 1941 there were major aerial raids (attacks in which more than 100 tons of high explosives were dropped) on 16 British cities. Over […]