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The Pat Hughes Spitfire2023-01-07T14:22:39+11:00

The Pat Hughes Spitfire Flying Memorial

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia X4009

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Supermarine Spitfire X4009 Restoration Underway

Hunter Fighter Collection Incorporated, a registered not-for-profit charity based at Scone, NSW, Australia has commenced its most ambitious project yet,  the restoration to airworthy status of one of the most famous remaining WWII RAF Mk I Spitfires, Serial X4009. Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia RAF Serial X4009 construction number 945 / 6 [...]

1 January 2023|

Hunter Fighter Collection awarded $150,000 to restore Pat Hughes Spitfire

Hunter Fighter Collection Incorporated, an Australian Not-for-profit was awarded $150,000 in funding under the Government’s 'Saluting Their Service' Commemorative Grants Program in January 2021 which enabled work to commence on the fuselage assembly of Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia X4009. The grant will help restore the original aircraft of one of Australia’s leading [...]

21 December 2022|

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia X4009 to Australia

In a coup for the Australian Warbird movement and historic aviation globally, the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia flown by Australia’s top scoring Battle of Britain ace, 39461 Flight Lieut. Paterson Clarence Hughes DFC is to be rebuilt to airworthy condition and operated in Australia as a flying memorial to ‘Pat’ Hughes. [...]

15 December 2022|
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