Latest Hurricane 501 news – V7497 is now available for airshows and displays – Contact us for more information –

V7497 news – On the 30th August 2018 Hurricane V7497, formerly of 501 squadron took off from Elmsett Airfield in the United Kingdom on her first flight since she was shot down on the 28th September 1940. She accelerated down the runway powered by her Battle of Britain Rolls Royce Merlin III engine with Stu Goldspink at the controls. Hurricane 501 V7497 is now on display at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Airshow

Latest web site news – I am currently updating the “501 Pilots” on the top menu bar – I am uncovering some amazing stories from these men supported where possible with video.   You may also want to join our ever growing number of supporters on the Facebook group Hawker Hurricane 501 – V7497 (Official FB Group)

Membership News – Memberships to the Hurricane 501 supporters club has finally been ACTIVATED We look forward to welcoming new members to the supporters club in 2019. Thank you for your patience and look forward to meeting you all very soon. Click here for more information.

Welcome to Hurricane 501

This website has been developed to chronicle the history of Hawker Hurricane SD-X V7479 and to honour those that flew, maintained and built the Hawker Hurricane fighter; the mainstay of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

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About this site

This web site is a ‘work in progress’ and will remain fluid as I receive new material regarding Hurricane 501 V7497, and ‘any’ other material regarding 501 Squadron, including stories of the pilots that saw action with 501 during the Battle of Britain. Please feel free to join in the discussions that take place on the forum supported by Facebook at “Hawker Hurricane 501 – V7497” (Official FB Group) This group is a valuable historical resource where contributors may add and discuss all things Hurricane especially 501 Squadron.  Please read the blog Which I update weekly with new events and stories surrounding V7497.

The most important thing is to enjoy the web site and follow the story of Hurricane 501 as she flies once again over the free skies of the United Kingdom.

The Hawker Hurricane

History of the iconic WW2 Fighter Plane

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501 Squadron

On the front line during the Battle of Britain

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The Story of V7497

A true warbird that saw action in the Battle of Britain

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See a warbird take to the skies once more.

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