Paterson (Pat) Clarence Hughes DFC was an Australian fighter ace of World War II. He was credited with as many as 17 aerial victories during the Battle of Britain, before being killed in action on 7th September 1940. His tally made him the highest-scoring Australian of the battle, and the third highest- scoring Australian of the war.

Pat Hughes aircraft photos at RAAF Point Cook 1937

Photos from the the scrapbook of Paterson Clarence Hughes and his service at RAAF Point Cook, Victoria have been shared. Hunter Fighter Collection visited David Hughes, Pat’s nephew, at Parkes NSW recently and David generously shared a number of photos and family memorabilia about Pat and his service in Australia and the [...]

2024-01-21T08:20:36+11:0015 May 2023|

Spitfire X4009 Watch launched by REC Watches

REC watches in collaboration with Hunter Fighter Collection Incorporated have launched a limited edition range of watches to commemorate Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia X4009. The X4009 watches are limited-edition timepieces made from Spitfire Mk Ia X4009 aircraft, flown by Australian fighter-ace Flight Lieutenant Paterson (Pat) Clarence Hughes DFC during the Battle of [...]

2024-01-09T19:32:55+11:0027 April 2023|Tags: |

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 [...]

2023-10-09T13:22:10+11:0021 December 2022|Tags: |
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