Flying with 253 Squadron from RAF Kenley, P3717 was damaged by German fighters over Redhill on 30 August 1940. The Hurricane was rebuilt by Hawkers as a IIa (serial DR348) for service with the Sovjet airforces. P3717 is flown here by Stuart Goldspink.
This 11./NJG 3 nightfighter landed at RAF Dyce on 9 May 1943. The R-1 with the then state of the art Lichtenstein FuG 202 AI radar was evaluated extensively at RAE Farnborough. Later, in May 1944, PJ876 joined 1426 Flight at RAF Collyweston.