Newly Restored Battle of Britain Veteran Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V7497 Arrives at Duxford

Stu Goldspink arriving over Duxford on September 13th, 2018 in freshly restored Battle of Britain Veteran Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V7497. (photo by George Land)

We thought that we would share these lovely photographs from our good friend George Land showing Battle of Britain veteran Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V7497 arriving at her new home with the Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford Aerodrome a couple of days ago. The magnificent fighter has only just emerged from Hawker Restorations Ltd’s workshop at Elmsett Airfield in Suffolk, England. She flew again following restoration on August 30th, 2018. This was the former RAF 501 Squadron Hurricane’s first flight since Pilot Officer Everett Bryan Rogers bailed out of her stricken airframe over Sutton, Kent following a skirmish with Bf 109s on September 28th, 1940. We reported on this project earlier in the year HERE, which includes more details on her history. Now that the restoration is complete, V7497 will operate under the auspices of the Aircraft Restoration Company on behalf of her owners. There is a fascinating website dedicated to V7497 HERE if readers are interested in learning more about her owners and the restoration. We hope V7497 has a long and successful tenure at Duxford, where she is bound to find an appreciative audience! Many thanks again to George Land for providing the images and details.

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