Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricanes in the United Kingdom  

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Hawker Hurricanes preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 15 March 2020.

 (IWM Photo, C851)

Trainee airframe fitters are taught repair procedures on Hawker Hurricane instructional airframe, (Serial No. 1359M), in a hangar at No. 2 School of Technical Training, Cosford, Shropshire.  The Hurricane formerly (Serial No. L1995) flew with No. 111 Squadron RAF before crashing during a forced landing in January 1939.  More instructional airframes, including Bristol Blenheim Mark Is and a Fairey Battle, can be seen in the background.

Hawker Hurricanes preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (Adrian Pingstone Photos)

 (Mike Burdett Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. R4118), UP-W, 605 Sqn, Reg. No. G-HUPW), Peter and Polly Vacher, Oxfordshire, kept with the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire. Airworthy.  As of 7 March 2018, it is with the Duxford Aircraft Restoration Company for overhaul.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I fuselage frame (Serial No. P3708), Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Bungay, Suffolk.

 (IWM Photo, A9534)

Six Fleet Air Arm Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk. IBs operating from Yeovilton, flying in formation, Dec 1941.

 

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

 (John5199 Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Paul Maritz Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchstone-aviation Photo)

Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk. Ib (Serial No. Z7015), Reg. No. G-BKTH, 759 and 880 Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm, HMS IndomitableThe Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.  Airworthy.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk. X (Serial No. AE977), LE-O, 242 Squadron, painted as a Mk. I, G-ZL, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.  This aircraft was built at Fort William, Ontario in Canada as a Mk. Ia, later designated Mk. X, and arrived in the UK on 21 April 1941.  Reg. No. G-TWTD, and later G-CHTK, previously painted as (Serial No. P3886), currently wearing the markings of 32 Sqn.

 (Alan Lebeda Photo)

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

 (Laurent Bouvier Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5711), C/N 72036, built by Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) at Fort William, Ontario, ex- RAF (Serial No. P3700), painted as RAF (Serial No. Z5140), Reg. No. G-HURI,  This Canadian-built Hurricane is painted as a Mk. I, RF-E, 303 Polish Squadron, Historic Aircraft Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Hawker Hurricane  Mk. IIb (Serial No. Z2315), JU-E, No. 111 Squadron.  This is a former Russian operated aircraft on display at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

 (tataquax Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

  (Mark Harkin Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

 (James Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIc (Serial No. LF363), JX-B, previously coded GN-F, YB-W and UF-C, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.  GN-F honours Wg Cdr Tom Neil, DFC*, AFC, AE, 249 Squadron, 1940.

 (Kogo Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

 (Ronnie Macdonald Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Cpl Phil Major (RAF)/MOD Photos)

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIc (Serial No. PZ865), first flown in late July 1944, 34 Sqn colours, South East Asia Command, Reg No. G-AMAU, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.  Airworthy.

 (Paul Nelhams Photos)

 (Stephan Krause Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Mike Freer - Touchstone-aviation Photo)

 (Julian Herzog Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. BE505), built by the Canadian Car Foundry (CCF), RCAF (Serial No. 1374), Reg. No. G-HHII, (Hurribomber), Peter Teichman, Hangar 11 Collection, North Weald. Airworthy.  Built at Fort William, Ontario as a Mk. I (Serial No. AG287), for the RAF, transferred to the RCAF, No. 125 Sqn on 30 Apr 1942 at Sydney, Nova Scotia, and later No. 128 Sqn, also based at Sydney on 7 June 1942.  Converted to Mk. XIIA at Fort William, fitted with 12-gun wings and flown by No. 1 Operational Training Unit at Bagotville, Quebec from 18 Nov 1943.  Written off in a crash on 22 Apr 1944.  Airworthy.  This Hurricane is the world's only two-seater with a split canopy and dual controls.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P2902), DX-R, "R for Robert", 245 Sqn B Flight, Reg. No. G-ROBT, recovered wreck that crashed 31 May 1940, Rick Roberts, Hawker Restorations Limited, Sudbury, Suffolk.  Airworthy again, returned to flight on 19 June 2017.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P3717), coded SW-P, Reg. No. G-HITT, ex-USSR,converted to Mk. IIA standard in 1941, composite aircraft painted in the markings of 253 Squadron.  Hugh Taylor, Hawker Restorations Limited, Sudbury, Sufolk.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. V7497), coded X-SD, Reg. No. G-HRLI.  This aircraft flown by Pilot Officer Everett Rogers, No. 501 Sqn, was shot down on 28 Sep 1940 during the Battle of Britian, by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 flown by Gustav Sprick.  Rogers baled out and survived.  The wreck was recovered from its crash site and is jointly owned by Peter Kirkpatrick and Hawker Restorations.  The aircraft will be based at Duxford.  It is Airworthy, as of 30 Aug 2018.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. L1639), 85 Squadron, being restored to airworthy, Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society, Little Gransden Airfield, Cambridgeshire.  L1639 is a Battle of France veteran, shot down over the north of France on 14 May 1940, while being flown by Squadron Leader James B. Parnall of No. 504 Squadron.  Other airframes involded in the restoraton of this aircraft include (Serial Nos. Z4035, P3895, BD731 and BFD736).  The restoration crew plans to have a running engine, and will have the fighter painted in the markings of No. 85 Squadron, coded VY-Q, during the Battle of France in 1940.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. Z5207), ex-USSR, Reg. No. G-BYDL, Retro Track and Air, Gloucestershire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. BH238), ex-USSR, wreck, privately owned, Isle of Wight.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5487), Canadian-built, crashed in 1942, being restored, Reg. No. G-CBOE, privately owned in Hampshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. L1592), 615 Squadron, Science Museum, Kensington, London.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (RuthAS Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photos)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Daniel Perez Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P2617), 607 Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P3175), 257 Squadron, crashed 31 August 1940, wreck is on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (ell Brown Photo)

 (Birmingham Museums Trust Photos)

 (Sasha Taylor Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV (Serial No. KX829), painted as (Serial No. P3395), 1 Squadron, Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, West Midlands.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIa (Serial No. Z2389), Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.  Built in Dec 1940 at Langley.  After serving in the UK with No. 249 "Gold Coast" Squadron, and briefly with No. 71 "Eagle" Squadron, No. 247 Squadron and No. 136 Squadron, and No. 253 Squaron, this Hurricane went to Russia as part of the lend-lease program.  It was shot down on 20 June 1942 after engaging two Messerschmitt Bf 1092  and five Bf 110s.  The pilot, FLt Ivan Kalashnikov, successfully force-landed in remote terrain.  Its wreckage was recovered in 1996 and it has being restored, painted in Eagle Squadron colours.  It is on display at Brooklands.

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. Z3215), ex-USSR, 111 Squadron, Reg. No. BE146, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Nilfanion Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. II (Serial No. LF751), painted as (Serial No. BN230), A-FT, 43 Squadron, Hurricane and Spîtfire Memorial Museum, Manston, Kent.

 (Nimbus227 Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. II (Serial No. LF738), UH-A, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV (Serial No. KZ191), ex-Israeli Defence Force, privately owned, Berkshire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII (Serial No. BW881), Reg. No. G-KAMM, previously in the UK. This aircraft is now with the Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, Washington. Airworthy.

 (Kogo Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XIIb, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 5589), LK-A, Canadian built, painted as (Serial No. BD707), Reg. No. G-HURR, destroyed in a crash on 15 Sep 2007.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. L2005) is being restored as a two-seat version with the pilots controls in the front and a passenger seat behind under a slightly longer sliding hood.  The two-seat modifications have been designed so the aircraft can be easily converted back to a single-seat model.  Only one was actually built and sold to Persia.  Suffolk-based Hawker Restorations will restore it in the markings of 151 Squadron from North Weald.  This aircraft was shot down over Kent on 28 Aug 1940.