Saturday, 17 August 1940

No. 22 Maintenance Unit, RAF Silloth

Hurricane No. R4118 is sent to No. 605 (County of Warwickshire) Squadron at RAF Drem, east of Edinburgh. It takes part in the Battle of Britain, and its pilots shoot down five more aircraft, German ones this time. After a long history its decayed remains are found in 1982, in Benares, India by Peter Vacher. Vacher brings it back to England, where it is completely restored. Today, hosted for its new owner James Brown by the Shuttleworth Collection, it flies as the only airworthy Hurricane that flew in the Battle of Britain.