Hawker Hurricane I
R4118 is the only Hawker Hurricane which actually flew in the Battle of Britain and is still airborne today, so is widely regarded as the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from WWII. The aircraft was delivered to 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron in August 1940 and flew 49 sorties, shooting down 5 enemy aircraft. Nowadays, 605 Squadron is a Royal Air Force Reserve squadron which is based at RAF Cosford. It is therefore fitting that Hurricane R4118 will be performing in the Flying Display at RAF Cosford on Sunday 11th June.