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Blackburn Buccaneer - Survivor XT284

S.2A XT284 - Glenn Cattermole, Felixstowe, Suffolk

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Buccaneer S.2A XT284 at Felixstowe, 9th July 2016; Glenn Cattermole

XT284 first took to the air in November 1965 and retired in 1985 to RAF Abingdon where she was used as an instructional airframe for many years.

In 1998, XT284 was scrapped at RAF St Athan, thankfully the nose section survived, being purchased by Glenn Cattermole who moved it to Felixstowe, Suffolk for restoration. Some damage to the intakes and fuselage sides was caused, and where it was separated from the rest of the airframe was a total disaster area. Glenn has been busy restoring her ever since, refitting the radome and intake nacelles, and repairing much of the skin damage.

Information on this page current as of 17/01/2022, last updated by Jake

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