Today you have the chance own the brand new Hawker Hurricane Commemorative - featuring an original piece of Hawker Hurricane, meticulously hand-sculpted into the shape of the iconic plane and precision set into the deluxe SUPERSIZE 70mm Medal.
But it’s the story behind the ACTUAL PLANE used for this medal that will truly amaze you…
The plane that saved our most famous landmark…
On the 15th September 1940, Sergeant Pilot Ray Holmes was flying the VERY PLANE used for this commemorative, when he spotted a German Dornier heading straight for Buckingham Palace.
Sergeant Pilot Holmes attempted to shoot it down before running out of ammunition. Without hesitation, he knew what he had to do; he had to hit it. At speeds in excess of 400mph, they collided. The Dornier crashed to earth, prevented from destroying the Palace.
The Hurricane TM-B was also critically damaged and with no way to save the aircraft, an injured Holmes ejected to safety while the Hurricane plummeted to the ground.
Now, about the medal itself…
The recovered aluminium engine casing, was melted down and cast into sculptures, the first two of which were presented to Ray Holme’s family and Her Majesty the Queen.
And now you have the chance to own one of JUST 250 sculptures reserved for this special commemorative. But with so few available, you’ll need to be quick!
Click ‘Add to Basket’ to secure your Hawker Hurricane Medal now…
The Hawker Hurricane P2725 TM-B Commemorative
(+ £4.99 p&p)
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(+ £4.99 p&p)
- Metal: Zinc-alloy
- Finish: Bronze Antique
- Diameter: 70mm
- Reverse: Genuine piece of Hawker Hurricane P2725 TM-B
- Obverse: Extract from "Our Wall" poem by William Walker
- Edition Limit: 250