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Survivor WT660

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F.1 WT660 - West Raynham Control Tower, West Raynham, Norfolk

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Hunter F.1 WT660 at Highland Aviation Museum, 15th September 2019; Mike Overs

WT660 had only a brief service life lasting from 1955 (with the Day Fighter Leader School at West Raynham) to 1957 (with 229 OCU), before being retired and used as a maintenance airframe until May 1957. She was the gate guard at RAF Carlisle for over 30 years, and after disposal spent many years privately owned at Cullen.

She was bought in November 1999 by the Highland Aircraft Preservation Society and then spent several years undergoing a complete restoration for static display. In February 2008 she was reassembled for the first time in many years, and put on display at the museum. A repaint was planned into DFLS colours, but while progress got as far as paint stripping, the museum's closure in 2019 found her put up for disposal.

In October 2020 she was acquired by the West Raynham Control Tower museum and roaded to West Raynham, her original home. She is to be reassembled, painted in her old DFLS livery, and displayed next to the tower.

Information on this page current as of 05/03/2021

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