Hawker Hurricane Restorations
Battle of France Hawker Hurricane Mk I L-series restoration at Little Gransden
The Hurricane restoration project has evolved from the remains of three aircraft, L1639, BD731 and ZN504 and also parts from LF363, which made an emergency landing at RAF Wittering several years ago and was almost destroyed by the fire that engulfed it. It has since been totally restored and is currently on strength with The Battle of Britain Flight.
Other parts have been sourced from aircraft crash sites in France. The restoration started in 1997 and will take several more years to complete. The restoration team consists of about 35 volunteers and so far approximately 50000 man hours have been spent on the project. When the refurbishment is finished the aircraft will be maintained in a taxiable condition.
Paul Rogers (the project manager) from The Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society would like to thank the following for their continued help with this project. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tony Ditheridge from Hawker Restoration Limited, Mark Jefferies and Dave Poile MBE and finally the volunteers who give their time to this worthy project.
Images courtesy of Ross Cannon