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Hawker Restorations – Restoration of V7497

Hawker Restorations – Restoration of V7497
Hawker Hurricane V7497 was only a few weeks old when it was shot down in combat over Kent during the Battle of Britain in 1940. [..]

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The Hawker Hurricane – The aeroplane that saved our nations

The Hawker Hurricane – The aeroplane that saved our nations
The Hawker Hurricane Britain at war – The Hawker Hurricane changed the course of history. Piloted by a few brave young men, including legends such [..]

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The Shortage of Pilots

The Shortage of Pilots
The Shortage of Pilots When squadrons became exhausted, obviously the most satisfactory way of reinforcement was by means of moving complete units, and this was [..]

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Never was so much owed by so many to so few

Never was so much owed by so many to so few
On this day Churchill gave his famous ‘their finest hour’ speech in the House of Commons on 18 June 1940, repeated as a radio broadcast [..]

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Restoration on track for 2017

Restoration on track for 2017
Work is progressing quickly on V7497 at Hawker Restoration Ltd after a short break. Hawkers have now moved to new premisses and are now ready [..]

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Battle of Britain Hurricane restored to fly

Battle of Britain Hurricane restored to fly
Flying a historic warbird plane: It’s not exactly brain surgery Neurosurgeon PETER KIRKPATRICK is giving up his job to become a WW2 Hawker Hurricane display [..]

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Battle Of Britain airfields

Battle Of Britain airfields
During the Battle of Britain, the defence of the UK was divided up within RAF Fighter Command into four Groups, each comprising several airfields and [..]

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RAF Fighter Command Royal Air Force – Battle of Britain squadrons 1940

RAF Fighter Command Royal Air Force – Battle of Britain squadrons 1940
RAF Fighter Command, Royal Air Force, was formed in 1936 to control fighter aircraft during the Second World War. The Command continued until 17 November 1943, [..]

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One in three haven’t heard of the Battle of Britain

One in three haven’t heard of the Battle of Britain
A sad and shocking fact that many don’t remember, or know about, the Battle of Britain or the Blitz is one of the reasons we aim [..]

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RAF Fighter Command

RAF Fighter Command
80th Anniversary of RAF Fighter Command – Formed 14th July 1936 RAF Fighter Command was one of the commands of the Royal Air Force. It [..]

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