United Kingdom Hurricane Repair Organisation
|The construction of a new Hurricane was the first step
in a many layered process, one of the most important of which was the repair of crashed
and damaged machines. The organisation responsible for this work was the United Kingdom
Hurricane Repair Organisation (UKHRO), based at Hawker's Langley Repair Department.
The normal protocol for repair work was as follows :-
1) The existence of a crashed or damaged Hurricane was made know to the nearest repair unit in the system.
2) If an inspection had not already been undertaken by the RAF, this was then conducted in an attempt to categorise the extent of the damage.
3) The aircraft would then (normally) be removed to the unit, while this was taking place the unit would notify Hawker Aircraft Limited (HAL), of the extent of damage. HAL would then supply any necessary drawings or instructions to facilitate the repair to return the aircraft to full serviceability. Several of the abbreviations in the main part of the aircraft histories refer to this process, e.g. R.A.A.A. - Repaired Aircraft Awaiting Action, and R.I.W. - Repaired In Works.
Approximately 4,500 aircraft were repaired and returned to flying status by this organisation. The responsible contractors or units were :-
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