The rare sight and sound of a World War II Hawker Hurricane XIII will be seen and heard over the Angus County skies in Scotland today.
In a poignant celebration of a romance of seven decades ago, the veteran aircraft G-HURI will undertake a special mission from Kent to pass over the grave of sweethearts who met in the county and the Montrose airfield that played a key part in their lives. At 11 a.m. local time, the magnificent aircraft from the Historic Aircraft Collection (HAC) at Duxford, England, is due to complete a flypast over Sleepyhillock cemetery on the edge of the Angus town, where Ronald and Alice Jordan are laid to rest.
It will then make a pass over the former air base at Broomfield, home to Montrose Air Station Heritage Center, which is in the midst of a centenary programme celebrating the facility’s role as Britain’s first operational military airfield.
For the complete story by Graham Brown of The (Dundee, Scotland) Courier, click here.
Photo by Historic Aircraft Collection, Ltd.