Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940
6 September 1940
Sometimes, as we have seen in this series, period pride about a particular aeroplane was wide of the mark. Not so with the Hurricane. Part of this week’s editorial by Edwin Colston Shepherd paid generous, and accurate, tribute. “The principles of sound designing and sturdy construction, built into a long line of Hawker aeroplanes, have found their highest application and finest justification in the Hurricane”, he wrote.