Hawker Hurricane: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Two things are more than evident in this portrait of Air Marshal Arthur Barratt: first, with that chest full of “gongs” he was an outstanding fellow and second, his stupendous RAF sobriquet “Ugly” was certainly deserved.

Air Marshal Barratt and his way of locomotion during WW2. He is wearing an early Type C helmet with Mk.VII goggles -with the anti-glare screen removed, as usual. “Ugly” sure had flare.

Photo: IWM.


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