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The unsung plane that REALLY won the Battle of Britain

The 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 the Second World War.


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


How Hurricane Sandy flooded New York back to its 17th century shape as it inundated 400 years of reclaimed land

Incredible aerial NYC view from 1931. This would be great to transfer onto wood #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists


The Lost Gardens of Heligan Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this "Sleeping Beauty". After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.


The death on this day 5th August, 1982 of Douglas Bader. .Bader lost both his legs while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs, he was retired against his will on medical grounds. But after the outbreak of WW2 he returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. The film Reach for the Sky was made about his life.


How England was divided into areas for the different RAF Groups to look after. From Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis.


Spitfires and Hurricanes mark 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain

These British Royal Air Force Hawker Hurricane fighters fly in formation near London. A special commemoration of the role of 'Churchill’s Few' was staged from the historic former RAF airfield, Biggin Hill. Biggin Hill Airport via epa


Pilot Officer Albert Gerald Lewis DFC (aged 22) in his Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (VY-R) P2923 with 85 Squadron RAF at Castle Camps, RAF Debden's satellite airfield in Cambridgeshire. July 1940.