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Old 15th January 2008, 04:25
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Hawker Hurricane Restoration

Hi All,

Here is a thread relating to the Hawker Hurricane I have previously discussed.

In working on “Down to Earth”, the story of another veteran came to light. The tale of Hawker Hurricane Mk I, P2902, DX-R, or “R for Robert”. Now residing in southern England and undergoing restoration to full flying status, it is hard to imagine a more fitting tribute to the late Squadron Leader Kenneth McGlashan AFC.

DX-R began its life as a product of the Gloster Aircraft Company. Built under contract number 962371/38 and taken on charge at 245 Squadron on the 19th May 1940. At the time of its demise, DX-R had only a handful of flight time to its credit. On that fateful offensive patrol of 31st May 1940, Kenneth always lamented that his first mistake that day was not having a good look back over his shoulder. If he had of, he would have seen the grey Messerschmitt 109s of JG26 of the Luftwaffe.

Hurricane DX-R would spend the next fifty years immersed in the sands of Dunkirk before its discovery. Now, in the 21st century it is preparing to fly once more.

Here are a few images of P2902.

Web Hurri a.jpg

Web Hurri B.jpg

Web Hurri Internal.jpg


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