501 squadron

501 squadron

By Andy Goodall on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

in 501 Squadron RAF, air shows, Battle Of Britain, Battle of Britain pilots, blitz, Hawker Hurricane, Hawker Restorations, historic aviation, Hurricane V7479, warbird news, World War Two

  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 […]


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 […]


New Hurricane 501 web site soon to go live!

By Andy Goodall on Monday, November 27th, 2017

in 501 Squadron RAF, air shows, Battle Of Britain, Battle of Britain pilots, Hawker Hurricane, Hawker Restorations, historic aviation, Hurricane V7479, Uncategorized, warbird news, World War Two

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 […]


Hurricane 501 – memory stick

By Andy Goodall on Sunday, September 10th, 2017

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£24.99 – 4 GB Hurricane 501 memory stick – please order on PayPal and state memory stick with name and address Kirk@Hurricane501.co.uk (discount to members see closed group) 100{3f38d8406903aac6c05356e0d4db66ddc5368268a5c161360ae4ce9657a094da} of the profit goes back in to Hurricane 501! HISTORY OF A BATTLE OF BRITAIN FIGHTER; HAWKER HURRICANE V7497 V7497 was part of the fourth Hawker […]


Hawker Hurricane V7497 – Former Battle of Britain veteran – 501 Squadron Royal Air Force

By Andy Goodall on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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The Hurricane 501 project has gained pace as she is so close now to taking to the skies once again for the first time in 77 years since she was shot down in September 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain. Hawker Hurricane V7497 – Former Battle of Britain veteran – 501 Squadron […]


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 […]


Hurricane 501 – V7497 latest update July 20th 2017

By Andy Goodall on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

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Hurricane 501 – V7497 latest update July 20th 2017 V7497 update – as you can see Hurricane 501 is close now to flight. The wings have been made in house by Hawker Restorations Ltd and are an absolutely amazing engineering marvel! The interior of the cockpit is almost complete, the fuselage and tail is almost […]


V7497 Pilots log book from the Battle of Britain

By Andy Goodall on Friday, July 7th, 2017

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  Frederick Cecil Harrold joined the RAF on a short service commission in July 1939. He completed his training and went to 5 OTU Aston Down. On 12th July 1940 Harrold crashed Blenheim L1177 at Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire and on the 15th crashed Blenheim L6597 into the River Severn. He then joined 25 Squadron at […]