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Survivor WT806

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WT806 - Classic British Jets Collection/Dave Thomas (taxiable), Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire

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Hunter GA.11 WT806 at Bruntingthorpe, 7th July 2019; author

WT806 looks to be in rather good nick! First flown in 1955 as an F.4, she suffered an overtrimming incident that maxed out her G meter while in service with 14 Squadron and had to be returned to Hawkers for a thorough strip-down and rebuild. Later converted to a GA.11 she served with FRADU and was part of the Blue Herons display team. Retired to storage at RAF Shawbury, and then instructional use at Northbrook College in Shoreham, she moved in late December 2010 to Bruntingthorpe where she was restored to ground-running status. Since arrival at Brunty she's had a couple of repaints, the most recent which is shown here. I'm happy to say I've had a bit of minor involvement in that I've created and applied the markings (the experience of WN904 helped!), and I'm looking forward to seeing her strutting her stuff at the August Open Day at Bruntingthorpe. You can keep up with developments with WT806 on Facebook - on the WT806 Hawker Hunter GA11 and Classic British Jets Collection Supporters groups.

Information on this page current as of 09/07/2019

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