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Posted on Wednesday 23rd November

Sir Sydney Camm, the Berkshire man who designed the Hawker Hurricane, is to be honoured with a memorial replica Hurricane in his home town, Windsor.

Sir Sydney joined Hawker Aircraft Company at the age of 20 and became chief designer two years later in 1925. He designed the Hawker Hurricane there in the 1930s. Over the course of his career his designs included the Typhoon, Tempest, Sea Hawk, Hunter and the Harrier jet fighter bomber, which pioneered vertical flight.

The life-size plastic replica Hurricane will be unveiled next April. It will be a copy of the one flown by Sir Grandy, Marshal of the RAF, in the Battle of Britain. A scholarship fund will also be set up in his name.

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