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# 1448 Hurricane IIc, 249 Sqn; 501 Sqn; BBMF

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Hurricane IIc

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UK - Air Force
Size: 43.8 cm x 29.2 cm
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Purchased products will not feature the Squadron Prints watermark. Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1448 - LF363, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Hurricane LF363 was built at the Hawker factory at Langley near Slough. It first flew in January 1944 and is amongst the last Hurricanes to enter service with the RAF. LF363 became a founding aircraft of the Historic Aircraft Flight, the forerunner of the BBMF, when it was formed in 1957.
 For the 2017 display season LF363 is painted with new temporary code letters commemorating two of the surviving Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots, known as 'The Few': On the left-hand/port side the code letters 'GN-F' are the code letters worn by the 249 Squadron Hurricanes flown by Tom Neil during the Battle of Britain, P3616 and V7313. Tom flew V7313 on 61 sorties between 1st September and 17th October 1940. Tom was credited with a wartime total of 12 confirmed 'kills' plus 4 shared. He was awarded a DFC and Bar, and an AFC. The 'SD-A' code letters on LF363's right-hand/starboard side are the code letters of one of the 501 Squadron Hurricanes flown by Paul Farnes during the Battle of Britain. He flew this aircraft, P2760, from the official start of the battle on 10th July 1940 to 14th September. Paul was credited with a wartime total of 8 'kills' (including 2 shared) 2 'probables' and 11 damaged and was awarded the DFM.