The Hawker Hurricane, long remembered as the 'other fighter' of the Battle of Britain. Available in large enough numbers prior to the battle, the aircraft proved to be the mainstay of the RAF and went on to record a formidable reputation as a robust machine offering its pilots a steady gun platform. In terms of victories over enemy aircraft it was the most successful of all British fighters.
This particular Hurricane was the aircraft of Wg. Cdr. Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE of 249 Squadron based at North Weald December 1940. After another long day of confronting enemy aircraft, the pilot has left his trusted aircraft in the safe hands of highly respected groundcrew.
Tom was one of the RAF's most successful fighter pilots, credited with 17 victories, the majority of which being claimed during the Battle of Britain.