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501 Squadron at RAF Kenley

501 Squadron at RAF Kenley
501 Squadron at RAF Kenley Sgt Edward J Egan was posted to No 501 Squadron RAF at RAF Kenley from No 615 Squadron RAF on [..]

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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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501 Squadron at RAF Kenley 1940

501 Squadron at RAF Kenley 1940
RAF Kenley – 501 Hurricane Squadron Pilots of No 501 Squadron RAF stand down at RAF Kenley in 1940. Hurricane Mk I SD-B to the [..]

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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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Restoration progress report for V7497

Restoration progress report for V7497
Dear members – Restoration progress report for V7497 As an introduction my name is Andrew Goodall and I have taken on the website and social media [..]

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Battle of Britain? 40% of young people don’t know what it is…

Battle of Britain? 40% of young people don’t know what it is…
(We found this article in the Daily Telegraph from 2015 and it highlights the need for historic aircraft from the Battle of Britain era to [..]

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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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