Yesterday we positioned our Battle of Britain Hurricane, R4118 into RAF Northolt for a charity night shoot this evening (13th). This is to help raise funds for the restoration of Building 27, RAF Northolt’s sector operations building. The building was used by ACM Hugh Dowding to develop the world’s first integrated air defence system.
RAF Northolt’s connection with the Hurricane is significant. The first operational Hurricane squadron was based at RAF Northolt with 111 Squadron in late 1937. Then Hurricanes from Northolt played a pivotal role throughout the Battle of Britain including the famed Polish 303 Squadron.