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Survivor XN964

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XN964 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground, Nottinghamshire

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Buccaneer S.1 XN964 at Newark, 20th June 2010; author

XN964 had served with 801, 800, 736 and 803 NAS and during her time with 736 NAS she took part in the bombing attacks on the crippled supertanker Torrey Canyon. In recent years she's undergone considerable restoration work, with much de-corrosion work and a repaint into her early 801 NAS colours as worn on the first operational deployment of the type to Far East on HMS Victorious during 1963-1965, hence the rather gorgeous and shiny appearance still evident in this photo, taken around two years after the job was finished. A real credit to the small band of volunteers who worked on her.

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