After 18 months of hard work and fundraising, the Spirit of North Weald Gate Guardian was mounted at the entrance to North Weald Airfield on Wednesday 25 March 2009.
The Gate Guardian was first unveiled to the public on 18 May 2008 at the Spirit of North Weald Airfield Open day and Fly-in, an event commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the birth of the RAF. The full size fibreglass replica Hurricane was lifted into position with the help of UK Lift and Haul Ltd, Airfield tenant Dave Young and the North Weald Airfield Operations Team.
Arthur Moreton, airfield Historian and a major driving force behind the project said: “The Hurricane looks magnificent and is a fantastic achievement for everyone who has been involved. It truly reflects the spirit of North Weald. It is not only a fitting tribute to everyone who served at RAF North Weald but also something the whole community can be very proud of.”
Arthor Moreton received a Special Award at the Civic Awards this year for his work at North Weald Airfield, click on the link below for news, pictures and a webcast of the event.
Civic Awards 2009 Special Awards
The replica Hurricane was first unveiled at the Spirit of North Weald Airfield Open day and Fly-in, click on the link below for news and pictures of the event.
Hurricane Returns to Guard Airfield
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