Restoration scene: Hawker duo

When FlyPast last visited the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society’s workshops in 2012, both the Hawker Fury and Hawker Hurricane Mk.I were progressing well. Back then, chairman Paul Rogers forecast a 2019 rollout for the latter and Darren Harbar offers a timely update

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The distinctive ‘Warren Girder’ structure used in early production fabric-winged Hurricanes is apparent in this view of L1639’s starboard mainplane.

Like many projects, the restoration of the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society’s (CBFS) aeroplanes based at Little Gransden, south Cambridgeshire, is restricted by two key factors – resources and finances. There is only so much that can be done on a limited budget, while getting the right kind of volunteer can be just as challenging.

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