The painting above by Flight Artist Tim Bicheno-Brown, depicts Hunter WB188, piloted by Neville Duke, establishing the world airspeed record on 7 Sept 1953, who achieved a speed of 727.63mph (1,171.01km/h) in level flight, over a set distance along the south coast of England.
This aircraft is now displayed at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, West Sussex.
Flightglobal may well have reported about the first flight of the Hawker Hunter in the magazine at the time but I’ve not been able to find it in any of the pages. Any help in finding the link to the article where Flight recorded the first flight of the Hawker Hunter will be welcomed.
General arrangement diagram: