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Survivor XV165

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S.2B XV165 - Privately owned, Ashford, Kent

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Buccaneer S.2B XV165 at Bruntingthorpe, 23rd January 2010; Francis Wallace

XV165, above, is a Buccaneer nose in particularly good condition; certainly it looked to be 100% complete and the paintwork was immaculate when I saw it at the Jet Age Museum where volunteers even allowed visitors to sit in it if staff were available to supervise. Unfortunately the museum was forced to shut its doors by the airport authorities who wanted to demolish the hangar that the museum used, and after that the nose moved on to join the FAST exhibits at Farnborough. With yet more goings-on happening there, she moved once again and is now owned by a private owner who kept her at Bruntingthorpe initially but has since moved her to Spanhoe. Around 2011 XV165 was then moved to the Ashford area in Kent. The photo above shows her at Bruntingthorpe days before her move to Spanhoe.

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