Hawker Hurricane.  Not as pretty as the Spitfire but still claimed more kills in the Battle of Britain.

Hawker Hurricane. Not as pretty as the Spitfire but still claimed more kills in the Battle of Britain.

Battle of Britain flypast June 2014, Tideswell Sun 22 June. A Hawker Hurricane will fly over the Village on Carnival Saturday 28th June. Be there early

Battle of Britain flypast June 2014, Tideswell Sun 22 June. A Hawker Hurricane will fly over the Village on Carnival Saturday 28th June. Be there early

A Hawker Hurricane as it would have looked during the Battle of Britain. (Copyright Kai Hansen)

A Hawker Hurricane as it would have looked during the Battle of Britain. (Copyright Kai Hansen)

The British Hawker Hurricane I. ON THIS DAY 10TH JULY 1940: BATTLE OF BRITAIN – THE FIGHTERS! The Hurricane. See: http://wp.me/p2Qfae-Li

The British Hawker Hurricane I. ON THIS DAY 10TH JULY 1940: BATTLE OF BRITAIN – THE FIGHTERS! The Hurricane. See: http://wp.me/p2Qfae-Li

Hawker Hurricane, is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of WW2.

Hawker Hurricane, is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of WW2.

R.A.F. Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Squadrons 1940. No.1 top scoring squadron in the Battle of Britain was Polish, 303 Sq. Flying Hurricanes, not Spitfires. The 3rd highest scoring was ALSO Polish. When Churchill referred to "the few owed so much by so many", I'd like to think he meant the Poles, not the entire RAF. The Poles were tremendous in all services, and their service and reward was a crime at the end of the war. They deserved so much more.

R.A.F. Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Squadrons 1940. No.1 top scoring squadron in the Battle of Britain was Polish, 303 Sq. Flying Hurricanes, not Spitfires. The 3rd highest scoring was ALSO Polish. When Churchill referred to "the few owed so much by so many", I'd like to think he meant the Poles, not the entire RAF. The Poles were tremendous in all services, and their service and reward was a crime at the end of the war. They deserved so much more.

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