Sir Keith Park Hurricane

Sir Keith Park Hurricane
Originally uploaded by Mr Dewhurst
Thought I'd sketch this one on the way home as it's quite topical at the moment with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and also the unveiling of the Sir Keith Park memorial statue in London last week. This is a replica of the Sir Keith Park Hurricane at MOTAT in Auckland.

Park was the New Zealander in command of No. 11 Group RAF and was responsible for the air defence of London and southeast England during the Battle of Britain. "If any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did." Lord Tedder GCB, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, 1947.

Uploaded by Mr Dewhurst on 22 Sep 10, 9.47PM NZST.