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The Guide Book to the World's Surviving Hawker Hurricanes -- in the United Kingdom

Where are they now? Hurricanes may (or may not !!) be at the following locations in the United Kingdom.
Warning ---- Remember that some are not on show to the public, may be on loan or have moved on.

I am always interested in confirmation of the current status of the aircraft listed or any others I am not aware of. If anyone out there has any comments on the Hurricanes still in existence and how they are displayed, please send me an e-mail and I will expand the listing.

Wrecks and Relics: The Biennial Touring Guide to Preserved, Instructional and Derelict Aircraft in the UK and Eire
by Ken Ellis (Editor) - Publisher: Crecy Publishing
The definitive guide to preserved aircraft in the UK.

My guide is now organised geographically (with all due respect to Ken Ellis and his colleagues.)


Bedfordshire
Shuttleworth Aerodrome (previously Old Warden Aerodrome), Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

(Photograph - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic - Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) 2009)

(Updated August 2012)
Sea Hurricane Ib - Z7015 - "7-L" - G-BKTH – (airworthy) at the Shuttleworth Collection ---- The aircraft was originally built in Canada by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company in 1940/1941 as a Mk I and delivered to England. In June 1941 it was converted into a Sea Hurricane Ib. On 16th September 1995 the restored plane had its second "first flight" returning to airworthy condition after more than 50 years on the ground.

 

 

 

 

 


(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick at RAF Fairford RIAT 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated October 2015)
Hurricane I – R4118 UP-W (airworthy) - construction serial G592301 - registered G-HUPW
New owner James Brown will base the aircraft at the Shuttleworth Aerodrome (previously Old Warden Aerodrome)
Was offered for sale by www.platinumfighters.com (Flypast Magazine October 2014)

Previously returned by owners Peter & Polly Vacher to the UK for renovation to flying condition at Hawker Restorations Ltd from Benares Hindu University, India. First flight after restoration was on 23rd December 2004 at Teversham, Cambridge Airport.
A book detailing the recovery and restoration of R4118 is "Hurricane R4118: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery and Restoration of a Great Battle of Britain Survivor".

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Bomber_12th's Bucket - 10/2/2015)

(Updated May 2017)
Hurricane I – P3717 - SW-P - G-HITT - First flight after restoration 21 March 2017 at Turweston

Was originally a Brooklands built Mk.I but was converted to MkIIa (reference DR348) and sent to Russia.

Recovered by Jim Pearce in the early 1990’s (Was being restored by the Hurricane and Aircrew Collection, Hinckley, Leicestershire.)

Aquired by Hawker Restorations Ltd of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk in 2001.

(Was previously at Turweston Aerodrome, Buckinghamshire )
(Was previously at Milden, Suffolk )

 

 

 


Berkshire
Lamborne - (at a private airstrip).
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane IV – KZ191 – (for restoration) previously at the Fighter Wing Display Team, North Weald Aerodrome, Essex.

Windsor
(Photograph - Windsor - 18 April 2015)
(
More Photos in my Flickr album - Sir Sydney Camm)

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model) – “R4229” “GN-J” at Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire.
A memorial to ...... "Sir Sydney, renowned throughout the world of aviation as the ‘Brunel of aero engineers’ was born in Windsor and lived in Alma Road. The son of a carpenter’s apprentice, he was educated at the Royal Free School in Bachelors Acre and, without any formal engineering training, rose to become arguably the world’s greatest aeronautical engineer with 50 aircraft designs to his name and over 26000 aeroplanes built." From The Sir Sydney Camm Commemorative Society web site.

 

 

 


Buckinghamshire
High Wycombe (RAF High Wycombe).

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated January 2017)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC223) – "V7467" - "LE-D" - previously at RAF Coltishall.

The original (old and damaged) FSM was replaced by a new version on 14th August 2014.

"The new aircraft was installed, assembled and commissioned by Gateguards  UK Ltd.

The new state of the art model is constructed from Glass Reinforced Plastic around a galvanized steel internal structure and will easily outlive the 30 year life of the previous airframe."

 

 

Turweston Aerodrome, near Brackley

Now see - Shuttleworth Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire ----------------------------

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Bomber_12th's Bucket - 10/2/2015)

(Updated May 2017)
Hurricane I – P3717 - SW-P - G-HITT - First flight after restoration 21 March 2017 at Turweston

Was originally a Brooklands built Mk.I but was converted to MkIIa (reference DR348) and sent to Russia.

Recovered by Jim Pearce in the early 1990’s (Was being restored by the Hurricane and Aircrew Collection, Hinckley, Leicestershire.)

Aquired by Hawker Restorations Ltd of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk in 2001.

(Moved to Shuttleworth Aerodrome (previously Old Warden Aerodrome), Bedfordshire - May 2017)
(Was previously at Milden, Suffolk )

 

 


Cambridshire
Duxford Areodrome near Cambridge (M11 J10)

(Photograph - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic - calflier001 2012)

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC267) – "P2954" - "WX-E" - at the Imperial War Museum Collection, Duxford. The plane was in 242 Sqn. colours "R4115" "LE-X". Previously at the Imperial War Museum, South Lambeth, London. (Was on display at the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff from August 2001 and February 2002.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photograph - Duxford - August 2000) ..................... More Photos

(Updated October 2015)
Hurricane IIb - "Z2315" - "JU-E" at the Imperial War Museum Collection, Duxford.

Also marked as BE146
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 99.

 

 

 

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Historic-Aircraft-Collection 2015) ..................... More Photos

(Updated april 2016)
Hurricane XIIb – "P3700" - "RF-E" - G-HURI – (airworthy) Aircraft Restoration Company (ARCo), Duxford Aerodrome on behalf of the Historic Aircraft Collection Ltd.

Noted in Aeroplane Monthly (April 2016) - offered for sale by Platinum Fighter Sales.

For 2015 in the colours of "P3700" - "RF-E" 303 (Polish) Sqd.
Previously"Z5140" - "HA-C"
Jan 2004 - Being re-skinned with a new colour scheme.
Previously "Z7381" "XR-T" in the colours of 71 Eagle Sqn.

The aircraft was built in 1942 in Canada by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company as part of their sixth production batch and in 1943 became Royal Canadian Air Force 5711. Retired from the RCAF in 1947, it was purchased by a group in Saskatchewan, Canada.  It was later purchased by the Fighter Collection, restoration by Paul Mercer started in 1985 and flew again in 1989. Acquired in 2002 by the Historic Aircraft Collection.

 

Hurricane IVKZ321 "JV-N" – is at Vintage Wings of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

Previously G-HURY flying for The Fighter Collection.

In the markings of No.6 Squadron on war service in Italy.

Copyright Acknowledged - Mark Ansell 2003 (Updated August 2012)

(Photograph - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 - Andy Leonard 2007)

(Updated Feb 2015)
Hurricane XII – (airworthy) "BD707" – "AE-C" actually RCAF 5589 G-HURR
-----
lost 15 September 2007 --- see also Yorkshire(East) - Real Aeroplane Museum, Breighton Aerodrome, near Selby, East Yorkshire.

Arrived at Duxford from Breighton 26/6/2006 for Tom Blair's Spitfire Ltd. )
Repainted in 402 sqd. RCAF Colours by May 2007
Crashed at Shoreham, West Sussex 15/9/2007.

 


Little Gransden Aerodrome (west of Cambridge)
(Photograph - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic - Alan Wilson 2014)

(Updated Feb 2016)
Hurricane I – L1639 - Being restored by the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society.

A note for 2016 -- "We are opening our facility to visitors on Sunday 28 August 2016 between 10.00am and 5.30pm in conjunction with the Children in Need show at Little Gransden. There will also be military vehicles, classic cars and vintage aircraft flying throughout the day. There will be an information and museum section dedicated to 85 Squadron together with other audio visuals running throughout the day. Refreshments will be available. Please telephone Paul Rogers on 07703 832099 or alternatively email to book your visit whether a group or an individual. Booking is necessary to enable proper co-ordination for this event. However, tickets will also be available on the day from the CBFS marquee."

 


Cheshire
Hooton Park, near Eastham Locks, Cheshire.
--- Now removed--- See Gateguards UK, Newquay Cornwall Airport, Cornwall (was Gateguards UK, Delabole, Cornwall ).
(Hurricane full size model BAPC68) - "P2725" - "TM-B" - was at Hooton Park, Cheshire. The replica was originally built for the film "The Battle of Britain" where it was painted as code "J".


Cornwall
Gateguards UK, Newquay Cornwall Airport, Cornwall (was at Delabole, Cornwall).

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick at RAF Fairford RIAT 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC68) - "P2725" - "TM-B" - at Hurricane FSM builder Gateguards UK.

Currently unaccounted for - Does it still exist and if so, under what identity?.

Was previously at Hooton Park, Cheshire.
The replica was originally built for the film "The Battle of Britain" where it was painted as code "J".

 

(Updated Feb 2015)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC218 )
Was at
Gateguards UK for refurbishment - now returned to Bentley Priory Museum, near Harrow, Greater London as "P2921" “GZ-L” .
(Was previously “BN230” “FT-A”.)
(Was previously “P3386” “FT-I”.)


Essex
North Weald Aerodrome, near Harlow, Essex.

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick 10/06/2012) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC???) - "V7313" "US-F" - Gate gardian - "Spirit of North Weald"

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick at RAF Fairford RIAT 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated October 2015)
Hurricane XII – "BE505" - "XP-L" - G-HHII (airworthy) - at the Hangar 11 Collection and is in "Hurribomber" form.

Noted in Aeroplane Monthly (April 2016) - offered for sale by Platinum Fighter Sales.

Was thought to be RCAF5403 but is now identified as RCAF1374.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 172.

 

 

East Tilbury, Essex
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – (excavated remains) - L1599 - US-C at Thameside Aviation Museum, East Tilbury, Essex. On 24th April 1939, L1599 crashed at Newlands Farm, Margaretting, Essex, whilst on an aerobatic practice flight. A September 1977 dig of the site provided the museum with a number of relics including a Watts two blade propeller boss and a control column spade grip.

Hurricane I – (excavated remains) - P3518 - at Thameside Aviation Museum, East Tilbury, Essex. On 3rd September 1940, P3518 crashed at Ingatestone, Essex, whilst in combat over Chelmsford. A 11th August 1974 dig of the site provided the museum with a number of relics including remains of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine, the gun firing button from the spade grip, engine mounts, the Rotol propeller boss and the makers plate.

Hurricane I – (excavated remains) - P3966 - at Thameside Aviation Museum, East Tilbury, Essex. On 26th August 1940, P3966 crashed into the marshes at Fobbing, Essex, after combat over the Thames Estuary. A January 1988 dig of the site provided the museum with a number of relics including the undercarriage legs, two .303 Browning machine guns, main spar instruments, fabric and wood.

Hurricane I – (excavated remains) - P3234 - TP-E  - at Thameside Aviation Museum, East Tilbury, Essex. On 7th September 1940, P3234 crashed at Fritze Farm, Stock, Essex, after combat. A 1983 dig of the site provided the museum with a number of relics including a ballast weight made from lead, some wood from the cockpit area and part of the prop blade.

Hurricane I – (excavated remains) - V6685 - at Thameside Aviation Museum, East Tilbury, Essex. On 18th September 1940, V6685 crashed at Margaretting, Essex, after combat. In 1974 and 1987 digs of the site provided the museum with a number of relics including the Rolls Royce Merlin engine complete with the makers plate, undercarriage legs, main spare, rudder pedals, control column, instruments and fabric.

Hurricane X – (excavated remains) - AM280 at Thameside Aviation Museum, East Tilbury, Essex. On 26th November 1942, AM280 and Z5449 both of 3 sqdn., RAF Hunsdon did practice attacks on each other over Essex. During the manoeuvres the two aircraft collided, AM280 crashing at Wermigs Flower Farm, Great Easton and Z5449 crashing at nearby Nevills Farm, Mill End Green. The majority of AM280 was removed during the war and some years after but a 1999 dig of the site provided the museum with a number of relics.


Gloucestershire

(Updated October 2015)
near Cirencester, , Gloucestershire.
Sea Hurricane Ib / XIIa - BW853 - stored part restored at Cotswold Airport, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
2015 See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 162.

Cam, Dursley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire.
(Updated August 2012)
---- now moved ---- see Classic Aero Engineering, Thruxton Aerodrome, near Andover, Hampshire
Hurricane IIb – Z5207 - G-BYDL is being restored at Retro Track & Air (UK) Ltd., Cam, Gloucestershire. This Mk IIb was manufactured by Gloster Aircraft in early 1941 and taken to Russia aboard the Aircraft Carrier 'Argus', landing in Russia on 7th September 1941.

Gloucestershire Airport (Staverton Airport), Gloucestershire.
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Jet Age Museum)

(Updated Feb 2014)
(Hurricane full size model – BAPC72) – “V6799” "SD-X" - Jet Age Museum, Gloucestershire Aviation Collection, (near)Gloucestershire Airport.

--- was in store as at Nov 2010 - Museum started exibiting from 24th. August 2013 ----
Was previously “V7767” – ex battle of Britain film 501 sqn. Colours.

 

 

 


Hampshire
Thruxton Aerodrome, near Andover, Hampshire.

(Updated Feb 2015)
Hurricane XII - G-RLEF - stored off site for Phoenix Aero Services (was Classic Aero Engineering).

(Updated June 2015) ---- transfered to Germany
Hurricane XII RCAF5487 - G-CBOE (airworthy) at Phoenix Aero Services (was Classic Aero Engineering).
In the colours of Rhodesian Air Force "AG244"

(Updated June 2015) ---- transfered to Germany
Hurricane IIb – Z5207 - G-BYDL
This Mk IIb was manufactured by Gloster Aircraft in early 1941 and taken to Russia aboard the Aircraft Carrier 'Argus', landing in Russia on 7th September 1941.
Flown off Argus by Sgt (later Wing Commander) Peter John Anson on 7th Sept to Murmansk and from there after during the month of September until he returned to the UK.
For restoration at Phoenix Aero Services (was Classic Aero Engineering).
Previously at Retro Track & Air (UK) Ltd., Cam, Gloucestershire.

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Elite Photographics)

Solent Sky Museum, Southampton, Hampshire.

(Updated June 2016)
(Hurricane full size model) Hurricane – "LK-A" at the Solent Sky Museum.

The FSM has now been reassembled and has been displayed at the museum and at various events.
Previously reported as 'the partly assembled aircraft is in storage "around the back" at the Solent Sky Museum'.

Does this represent the nightfighter colours of 87 Sqn. of "BE417" "LK-A" ?

 

 


Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight (Sandown) Aerodrome, Sandown, Isle of Wight.
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane IIb – BH238 – This Soviet wreck arrived in June 2000 at Airframe Assemblies, Sandown, Ryde, Isle of Wight.


Kent
Ash, near Canterbury, Kent  
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - The War and Peace ‘Battle of Britain’ Experience - 2011).......... More Photos

(Updated July 2016)
(Hurricane full size model) Hurricane – “V6555” "DT-A" - Previously “P3144” “CZ-B”

War and Peace
The Old Rectory
45 Sandwich Road
Ash
Canterbury
Kent   CT3 2AF

The Kent based "Battle of Britain Experience" use the plane in the colours of Bob Stanford Tuck as a travelling display / photo opportunity.
The Hurricane is owned by Rex Cadman organiser of the "War and Peace Show". --- “Built in 2009, this wonderful replica is a lasting tribute to the Aircrew who bravely fought during the Battle of Britain. She was seen at a number of Airshows and events around the country last year and we are looking forward to presenting her at many more in the future.”

Biggin Hill, Kent - Hurricane IIb AE977 'LE-D' (airworthy) ----- see "London (Greater London Area)" below

Biggin Hill, Kent - Hurricane (Hurricane full size model ) - "P2921" "GZ-L" – RAF Memorial Chapel, Biggin Hill Airport ----- see "London (Greater London Area)" below

Brenzett, Romney Marsh, Kent
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – V7350 – cockpit only – at Brenzett Aeronautical Museum, Romney Marsh, Kent. The 85 Sqn. aircraft crashed on 29/8/1940.

Capel Le Ferne, near Folkstone, Kent.
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model – BAPC291) - "P2970" - "US-X"

 

 

 

 

Hawkinge, near Folkstone, Kent.
(Updated Feb 2015)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC272?) "N2532" "GZ-H" – arrived at Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Airfield, Folkestone, Kent in April 2000.
(Hurricane full size model BAPC272/BAPC273?) "P2921" "GZ-L" – arrived at Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Airfield, Folkestone, Kent in April 2000.
--------- see also (Hurricane full size model BAPC218 ) "P2921" “GZ-L” at Bentley Priory Museum, near Harrow, Greater London.
(Hurricane
full size model BAPC64/BAPC273? ) "P3059" "SD-N" – Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Airfield, Folkestone, Kent. Was used in the “Battle of Britain” film.
(Hurricane full size model BAPC63) "P3208" "SD-T" – Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Airfield, Folkestone, Kent. Was used in the “Battle of Britain” film and also previously marked as "L1592".
(Hurricane full size model BAPC278) "P3679" "GZ-K" – arrived at Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Airfield, Folkestone, Kent in April 2000.
(Hurricane full size model) "RF-U" in 303 Sqn. Colours – Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Airfield, Folkestone, Kent.

Kent Airport, Ramsgate, Kent.
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane IIc – "BN230" "FT-A" (originally LF751) – RAF Manston Hurricane & Spitfire Memorial Building, Ramsgate, Kent. LF751 was the basis of a composite including parts from Mk. II Z3687 and Mk.IIc PG593. See also "BN230" at RAF Bentley Priory, London.

 

 

 

Shoreham, Kent

(Updated January 2017)
Hurricane I - P3933 ? of 607 (County of Durham) Sqn. - substantial recovered wreckage - The Shoreham Aircraft Museum at 13 High Street, Shoreham Village, Kent.

Sgt. John Lansdell's Hawker Hurricane was shot down on 17th September 1940.

The engine and cockpit area from the Hurricane were excavated by the Shoreham Aircraft Museum in 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leicestershire
Lutterworth Museum, Lutterworth
(Updated April 2017)

Hurricane I – P3554 - The 607 Sqn. aircraft was shot down on 5th. October 1940. The Merlin engine of P3554 was dug up from Broom Farm near Swanage in the1980s and restored in Leicestershire.

 

https://www.lutterworthmuseum.org/

See also - Old Sarum Aerodrome, near Sailsbury, Wiltshire where The Air Defence Collection is restoring the airframe.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lincolnshire
Conningsby Airfield, near Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

(Photograph - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) - Tony Smith 2014) .................... More Photos

(Updated June 2015)
Hurricane IIb – LF363 "JX-B" ("P3395" colours of 1Sqn.), (airworthy) – at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincoln.

Previously in LF363 "YB-W" ("P3878" colours of 17 Sqn.)

6/6/2004 When using the markings LF363 “US-C” - at the D-Day 60th. Anniversary air show at Duxford airfield the plane landed and was taxiing along the airfield when its right wheel collapsed.

11/9/1991 A major engine failure caused LF363 to crash-land onto the runway at RAF Wittering. The aircraft was re-built by Historic Flying Ltd., Audley End Aerodrome between 1994 and 1998 and reappeared in the colours of 56 Sqn. as “US-C” ("R4197").

 

 

(Photograph - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0) - Jim Calow  2014) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane IIc – PZ865 - ("HW840") "EG-S" - (G-AMAU) - (airworthy) – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincoln.

2013- April 10th. Returned to Coningsby in HW840 EG-S 43Sqn. SEAC colours (Flypast Magazine June 2013).

Previously in PZ865 “JX-E” colours of 1Sqn. BE581 “Night Reaper”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowland, Lincolnshire.
Hurricane II - the restoration project is reported to have been reduced to spares.
Now included in a static fuselage project underway at Bewdley near Kidderminster, Worcestershire.


London (Greater London Area)
Bentley Priory, near Harrow.
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - The Telegraph 2013) .

(Updated Feb 2015)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC218 ) "P2921" “GZ-L” at Bentley Priory Museum, near Harrow, Greater London.
Marked with "Flt. Lt. P.M.Brothers DFC"
Was at Gateguards UK, Newquay Cornwall Airport, Cornwall (was at Delabole, Cornwall) for refurbisment - returned for 12
September 2013 opening of the museum.
(Was previously “BN230” “FT-A”.)
(Was previously “P3386” “FT-I”.)
See also another "P2921" at Hawkinge, near Folkstone, Kent.

 

 

 

Biggin Hill Airport.
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - RAF Memorial Chapel 2014) .

(Updated Feb 2015)
(Hurricane full size model ) - "P2921" "GZ-L" – RAF Memorial Chapel, Biggin Hill Airport, near London.
(Also previously reported as “P2991".)

In the colours of 32 sqd. “Blue Peter” of F/L Peter Brothers.

Note that (Hurricane full size model BAPC219) - "L1710" "AL-D" – had moved to RAF Northolt, near London by September 2010.

 

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar) ..................... More Photos

(Updated January 2017)
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd - Hurricane IIb AE977/G-CHTK “GZ-L” “P2921” (airworthy)

From Oct 2014 in the colours of No 32 Squadron “GZ-L” “P2921” as flown from Biggin Hill by Flt. Lt. Peter Malan Brothers.

Previously in the colours of “Eagle Suadron” “UF-K” “P3886” - (Flypast Magazine June 2013 Page 8)
Previously in colours of “LE-D” AE977
Previously at California and Texas, USA ( civil registration N33TF at PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM, Chino, California.
At Tom Friedkin's Cinema Air Organisation at (Planes Of Fame) from late 2001.
Left for the UK from the Friedkin's Comanche Fighters base in Texas in mid 2012.

The aircraft (was G-TWTD), Serial No. CC41H/8020, started life as a Sea Hurricane (Mk.X ?), was manufactured in 1940, and operated from Yeovilton in Somerset. It crashed on December 5th 1942 whilst being piloted by Sqn. Ldr. Douglas Trevor King RNVR, was beyond economical repair, was found in 1960 and remained in storage until 1994 when the full restoration programme was initiated. Restored by Hawker Restoration Ltd., Sudbury, Colchester, Suffolk with a First flight 7 June 2000 at Earls Colne.

"The aircraft has been restored on a no-expense spared basis and comes with an A8/20 CAA approved Permit to Fly. Fitted with a freshly overhauled Merlin 225 engine and a zero-houred Hamilton Standard propeller, AE977 is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aircraft and collectors item to be offered for sale." When for sale in January 1999 by P&A Wood, Great Easton, Dunmow, Essex.

 

Hendon, North London.


(Photograph - Carlton Browne 2008)
Copyright
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

(Updated May 2017)
Hurricane – (full size model BAPC205) displayed as "Z3427" - "AV-R" at Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, near London.

Hawker Hurricane Mk II Z3427 AV-R assigned to 121 Eagle Sqn RAF pilot Carroll McColpin.

(note - The Spitfire and Hurricane are - being renovated and will return to the museum in time for its centenary celebrations in April 2018, positioned at the museum’s new entrance in Grahame Park Way.)

Previously displayed as 174 Sqn. Colours "BE421" “XP-G”

RAF Museum, Hendon - Aug 2004

 


RAF Museum, Hendon - Aug 2004
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – P2617 "AF-F" at Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, near London. In 607 Sqn. colours. Was this previously "AF-A" ????

RAF Museum, Hendon - Aug 2004
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – P3175 (wrecked) at Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, near London. The remains of a 257 Sqn. aircraft shot down 31 August 1940.

Northolt Airport.
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - GetWestLondon 2010) .

(Updated Feb 2015)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC219) - "L1684" – at RAF Northolt, near London.
Previously "L1710" "AL-D" at RAF Memorial Chapel, Biggin Hill Airport, near London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Kensington, London.
(Photograph - Aug 2004) .

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – L1592 "KW-Z" - in 615 Sqn. Colours at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

 

 

South Lambeth, South London.
(Photograph - Aug 2004) .

Hurricane I – (excavated remains) - P2725 TM-B Was on temporary exibition at the Imperial War Museum, London . Christopher Bennett, an amateur aviation historian & archaeologist led the team that recovered the remains on the television show “Fighter Plane Dig – Live!”
On 15 September 1940 Flight Sergeant Ray Holmes of No. 504 Squadron used P2725 to destroy a Dornier Do17 bomber over London by ramming but at the loss of his own aircraft (and also almost his own life!) in one of the defining moments of the Battle of Britain.

Parts later melted down and formed into models of the aircraft

 

 

Uxbridge
(Photograph - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 - Harrison49 2012)

(Updated Feb 2015)
(Hurricane full size model ) - “P9301” “RF-E” – at the Battle of Britain Bunker, RAF Uxbridge, Middlesex, England.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Midlands (West Midlands)
Birmingham

(Photograph - ThinkTank - April 2002) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane IV – "P3395" - "JX-B" (actually KX829) – Thinktank, the Birmingham Museum of Science and Discovery, Millennium Point Discovery Centre, Birmingham (photo - April 2002). There are some reports of KX829 being at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry - this would appear to date from the plane's enforced holiday from Birmingham between the closure of the Newhall Street site and the opening of the Millennium Point site.This Mark IV has the "universal wing" intended for ground attack activities - being all metal with two .303 machine guns and under wing mountings for 40mm cannon/3inch rockets/bombs. This example came from the eighth batch (1,200 aircraft) of Hurricanes (Mk II & Mk.IV) made at the Langley factory over 1942/3. The engine was a 1,620hp Rolls Royce Merlin 27. The plane is currently in the colours of a Mk.I of No.1 squadron. "P3395" would have been from the third batch (500 aircraft) produced at Brooklands/Kingston/Langley from 21/2/1940 to 20/7/1940 and would probably have seen service in the Battle of Britain. There is a wasp emblem on the port side of the nose.
A plaque on the floor states that 300 Hurricanes were manufactured nearby at the Austin motor car factory at Longbridge - this is not one of them. As an insight into the changes within Europe since the dark days of 1940. The Longbridge car plant was owned in the 1990s by BMW – whose German plants were making aero-engines for the Luftwaffe when Hurricanes were being produced in Birmingham !

Coventry.
The Hurricane restoration project thought to be underway in the area has moved to Thruxton, Hampshire.


Norfolk
RAF Coltishall


Copyright Acknowledged
Crown Copyright RAF Coltishall
--- Now removed---
Hurricane – (full size model BAPC223) "V7467" “LE-D” – in 242 Sqn. colours was at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk until it was disbanded on April 1st 2006. The airframe has been removed to RAF High Wycombe.

The Spirit of Coltishall web site has photos of the Hurricane being removed.

 

Somewhere in Norfolk ------
(Updated October 2015)
A Hurricane project is thought to be underway using parts accumulated from crash site recoveries.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 214.


Northumberland and Tyneside
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane – (excavated remains) V6995 North East Aircraft Museum, Old Washington Road, Sunderland. The aircraft crashed in Co. Durham in 1942. N.E.A.M, Old Washington Road
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR5 3HZ


Nottinghamshire
Farnsfield, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick 2005) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane – (full size model BAPC288) "V7467" "LE-D" is at the Wheelgate Adventure Park, White Post lsland, Farnsfield, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The site was previously known as "Wonderland Pleasure Park".

 

 

 

 


Oxfordshire

(Updated October 2015)
--- Moved 2015 --- See Shuttleworth Aerodrome (previously Old Warden Aerodrome), Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Hurricane I – R4118 UP-W (airworthy) - construction serial G592301 - registered G-HUPW
Returned by owners Peter & Polly Vacher to the UK for renovation to flying condition at
Hawker Restorations Ltd from Benares Hindu University, India. First flight after restoration was on 23rd December 2004 at Teversham, Cambridge Airport.
A book detailing the recovery and restoration of R4118 is "Hurricane R4118: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery and Restoration of a Great Battle of Britain Survivor".

 


Shropshire

Cosford Airfield.

(Photograph - Aerospace Museum, Cosford - May 2002) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane IIc – LF738 "UH-A" - Aerospace Museum , Cosford Airfield, Shropshire (photo - May 2002). Built in 1944 in the final batch of 1,357 aircraft. Using a Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine and an all metal four 20mm. cannon wing. In 1954 it was the gate guardian at the Battle of Britain Chapel, Biggin Hill. Refurbished in 1969 at St Athan. Refurbished in 1974 at Bicester. Completely restored 1984-1990 by the Royal Aeronautical Society, Medway. Arrived at Cosford in 1995.


Suffolk
Flixton, Suffolk
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – P3708 - rebuild project - at The Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Bungay, Suffolk.
Shot down 18 Aug 1940 and arrived at Flixton on23 May 2010.

Milden, near Sudbury, Suffolk

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Hawker Restorations Ltd - 10/2/2015)

(Updated July 2016)
Hurricane I – P2902 DX-R G-ROBT - (being restored) – at Hawker Restorations Ltd.(of Milden, Suffolk) / AJD Engineering.

Noted "sold to Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd. of Essex in mid-May." - Aeroplane Monthly - July 2016.

 

 

Now see - Shuttleworth Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire ----------------------------

(May 2017 moved to Turweston Aerodrome, near Brackley, Buckinghamshire for first flight
then on to Shuttleworth Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire)

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Bomber_12th's Bucket - 10/2/2015)

(Updated May 2017)
Hurricane I – P3717 - SW-P - G-HITT - (being restored) – Aquired by Hawker Restorations Ltd of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk in 2001.

Was originally a Brooklands built Mk.I but was converted to MkIIa (reference DR348) and sent to Russia.

Recovered by Jim Pearce in the early 1990’s (Was being restored by the Hurricane and Aircrew Collection, Hinckley, Leicestershire.)

 

 

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Hawker Restorations Ltd - 8/11/2016)

(Updated November 2016)
Hurricane I – L2005 - G-???? - at Hawker Restorations Ltd.of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk.
Being restored as a Hurricane two-seater - similar to photo?

"2 SEATER HAWKER HURRICANE
An exciting opportunity has arisen to either partner with Hawker Restorations or outright own the only 2 Seater Hurricane in the World. There are many 2 seat Spitfires operating in the UK which not only give a unique flying experience but generates substantial income in order to offset the restoration and running costs. A 2 seater Hawker Hurricane would not only compliment the 2 seater market it would be an absolutely unique addition. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us." ---- http://hawkerrestorations.co.uk/sale/2-seater-hawker-hurricane/

Also see Flypast Nov 2016 page 102-105

(Updated October 2015)
See also "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 214 - Parts stored for future restoration?.

 

 

 

Now see L2005 above ------------------
(Updated Nov 2016)
See ---- Aeroplane Monthly April 2016.
Hawker Restoration have confirmed that a Hurricane two-seater is being built but details have not yet been announced.
According to "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 21
Hurricane I – L1866 / L1886? / RCAF 323 - being remanufactured as Mk. II two-seat by Hawker Restorations Ltd.

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – V7497 - G-HRLI - at Hawker Restorations Ltd.of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk. Being restored.

Hurricane IIb – ????? – (being restored) – Aquired by Hawker Restorations Ltd of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk from Cam, Gloucestershire. Was registered as G-BWHA. The aircraft returned from Russia in 1996. The restoration is to include parts from Z3176 and the wings from Z5053.
Has been refered to as "Z5252" - as of 2005 see entry for Z5252 in Russia.

Hurricane XII (Sea Hurricane ?) –G-TDTW - RCAF5450 - being restored by Hawker Restorations Ltd. of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk????

Hurricane XIIa – BW853 - G-BRKE - RCAF No.R30019 Sea Hurricane of 1941 - Hawker Restorations Ltd. of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk. (used to rebuild BW881 ?)
---- The project was sold by auction house Bonhams on 19/9/2008. ---- ????

Hurricane XIIa (Sea Hurricane) – BW881 - G-KAMM -"5429" "Z" -
---- now moved ---- see the Flying Heritage Collection of Paul G. Allen (of Microsoft fame).
First flight after rebuild was on the 15th March 2006 at Wattisham.
Recovered from a farm in Ontario, Canada – being restored to airworthy condition by
Hawker Restorations Ltd.of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk.


Surrey
Brooklands, near Weybridge, Surrey.


(Photograph - Brooklands Museum- August 2007) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane IIa – Z2389 - "XR-T" - is being restored to non-flying condition at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, having been built and test flown at Brooklands. The aircraft was delivered to the RAF in late 1940. After service with five different Squadrons it was crated and shipped to Russia in April 1942. While serving with the Red Air Force, the Hurricane was shot down over Siberia during a dogfight with two Messerschmitt Me 109Fs and five Me110s. It crash landed on rocky ground in a remote area. The virtually complete but damaged aircraft was taken from Siberia where it was recovered in Summer 1996 to St Petersburg and has now been purchased (for $130,000) for restoration and display.
Brooklands Museum is launching a BROOKLANDS HURRICANE FUND to help meet the cost of presentation, preservation and maintenance of the aircraft. Supporters of this appeal will, for an annual subscription, benefit from special events, a newsletter, exclusive merchandise and access to see the restoration work.

Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey.
BD731 for restoration.
---- moved ---- see
Wings Museum, West Sussex.


West Sussex
Balcombe, near Crawley, West Sussex.
(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane II - BD731 recovered from Russia at Wings Museum.

Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC241 ) "L1679" "JX-G" – in 1 Sqn. colours at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Chichester, West Sussex. (Was previously at Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop.)

 

 

 

(Updated August 2012)
Hurricane I – (excavated remains - part reconstructed) - P3179 - at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Chichester, West Sussex.. Shot down and crashed in Hove on the 30th August 1940.

(Updated January 2014)
Hurricane I – (excavated remains) - V7233 - LK-V (sometimes incorrectly reported as LV-K) - are not at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Chichester, West Sussex.
V7233 of 87 Squadron was shot down off Portland Bill on the 11th August 1940.

Parts originally recovered in 1983 and for a time thereafter displayed at Tangmere.
Another recovery took place in 2010 (broadcast by the BBC as part of "Dig 1940 - Battle of Britain").


Warwickshire
Kenilworth
(Updated October 2015)
The Midland Aircraft Recovery Group are accumulating parts for a static Hurricane project.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 214.


Wiltshire
Old Sarum Aerodrome, near Sailsbury.
(Updated April 2017)
Hurricane I – P3554 – The Air Defence Collection - The 607 Sqn. aircraft was shot down on 5th. October 1940 and is being restored.

See also - Lutterworth Museum. Leicestershire for the recovered engine.


Worcestershire

(Updated August 2012)
Bewdley, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Hurricane II – "Z5663" – a static fuselage project by Ross McNeill is underway.
Including a crash recovered Merlin XX engine.
Includes parts from the Hurricane II restoration project of Crowland, Lincolnshire that has been reported to have been reduced to spares.

(Updated October 2015)
Worcestershire
A Hurricane cockpit project is underway using recovered crash site parts.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 215.


Yorkshire (East Yorkshire)
Breighton Aerodrome, near Selby.

(Photograph - Copyright GNU Free Documentation License - Kogo 2005)

(Updated Feb 2015)
--- lost 15 September 2007 --- See Duxford, Cambridgeshire (Tom Blair's Spitfire Ltd. ) – "BD707" – "AE-C"

Hurricane XII – (airworthy) actually RCAF 5589 was displayed in nightfighter colours of 87 Sqn. as "BE417" "LK-A" by owner Rob Fleming at the Real Aeroplane Museum, Breighton Aerodrome, near Selby, East Yorkshire.
(Was previously at Autokraft Ltd, Brooklands displayed as "BE417" - "AE-K" of 402 Squadron – (G-HURR)
17th October 2004 - "LK-A" stared in the ITV television police drama series HEARTBEAT episode "
Say It with Flowers".

 


Yorkshire (North Yorkshire)
Elvington, near York.

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - David Chadwick at RAF Fairford RIAT 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC265 or BAPC-254?) - “P3873” “YO-H” is at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York. The Hurricane replica (unveiled 20 August 2000) was made gate guardian on 8 October 2000. The replica is painted as Royal Canadian Air Force Hurricane Mk. 1 P3873 which was flown by the Museum's Canada branch patron, Hartland de M Molson.

 

 

As at June 2010 was off site for temporary display eleswhere and was noted back at Elvington early 2012
From the YAM web site ---- "
......... the aircraft has been completely refurbished with new undercarriage and electrics and featured as the central display at the Royal Windsor Tattoo at Windsor Castle in May 2010. In celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane also signified the genious of its designer, Sir Sydney Camm, who came from Windsor.
Next stop for the Hurricane is the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford in Gloucestershire, where it will be joined by the Museum’s Messerschmitt 109G, for a Battle of Britain static display in the centre of the 2010 show."

Malton.

(Photograph -Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum - June 2010) ..................... More Photos

(Updated August 2012)
(Hurricane full size model BAPC236) “P2793” "SD-M" – Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Old Malton, North Yorkshire.
Battle of Britain and 'Ginger' Lacey memorial. The full-size replica arrived in August 1998 to replace the earlier replica which “took flight” during storms of  Christmas Eve 1997.

The replica was built by TDL Replicas of Lowestoft (now see "G B Moulders" ?)

The earlier Hurricane (quarter scale? “HU-S”) of  July 1993, was a tribute to Battle of Britain pilots and Yorkshireman James Harry 'Ginger' Lacey, Fighter Command's top scoring Battle of Britain pilot.

 

 

 

 

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