The Hunter secured its legacy as a superb legendary aircraft throughout the annals of military aviation history, regarded by many who flew it as a wonderful aircraft. The Hunter entered operational service in July 1954 with 43 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, replacing the Gloster Meteor. The Hunter served many roles in her tenure with the British military and went on to serve many more with other nations as well. To her credit, the faithful design was a long-standing member of many-an-air force around the world, with many operators opting to simply update her than replace her altogether. Such was the legacy of the Hawker Hunter.
The painting depicts a Hawker Hunter F. Mk 6, Fighter Combat school, Central Flying Establishment, RAF West Raynham, Uk, 1961.