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Spitfire and Hurricane replicas on the move

Photo: Hurricane replica on the move from Cosford. NIGEL PRICE

 
A pair of replica World War Two fighters departed the RAF Museum Cosford on April 18, bound for central London. Supermarine Spitfire TB288 ‘HT-H’ and Hawker Hurricane P2725 ‘TM-B’ had both been refurbished at the Micheal Beetham Conservation Centre and had previously been on ‘guard duty’ at the RAF Museum Hendon.
The fighters are to be temporarily displayed, along with several other aircraft, outside London’s Guildhall to celebrate the RAF’s 100th ‘birthday’ at a STEM educational weekend that is taking place on April 20-22. Their stay in the capital’s central district will be short though – the pair will be transported to Hendon for external display shortly after the event ends. The Hurricane has been finished to represent the aircraft flown by Flt Lt Ray Holmes of 504 Squadron in the Battle of Britain, and the Spitfire is in 601 (County of London) Squadron markings. Both units were based operationally at RAF Hendon. www.rafmuseum.org.uk

Spitfire replica leaving Cosford. NIGEL PRICE

The Hurricane replica is moved from Cosford to London. NIGEL PRICE

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