Hurricane Road, SM6

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Named after the Royal Air Force single-seat fighter aircraft, the Hawker Hurricane, of the 1930s – 1940. Although overshadowed in the public consciousness by the Supermarine Spitfire’s role during Battle of Britain in 1940, the Hurricane actually inflicted 60 per cent of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe in the engagement, and it went on to fight in all the major battles of the Second World War. The street, like all the others on the Roundshaw Estate, is named after a famous aircraft and pioneering aviators.

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