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FGA.6 XE368 - Classic British Jets Collection, Leicestershire

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Sea Hawk FGA.6 XE368 at Bruntingthorpe, 11th June 2005; Damien Burke

XE368, another FGA.6, resided at the Flambards Village Theme Park in Helston for many years. As the aircraft collection at Flambards slowly shrank, XE368 moved on to new pastures and was stored at Bruntingthorpe for some years from late 2002. A full restoration began in 2004, with the hope that she'd be put on public display in due course, but she was instead sold to Paul Rose who transported her to Cumbria in 2006. She was destined to be part of the nascent Walney Aviation Heritage Museum, and stored at Barrow Port. Sadly, Associated British Ports decided they didn't want a piece of British naval history cluttering up their port, and threatened to remove it with a JCB. XE368 was rescued before the threat was made good, and is now in storage in Leicestershire.

Sadly, XE368 is in a bit of a poor state. However, in October of 2020, the Classic British Jets Collection based at Bruntingthorpe had acquired the airframe and will soon arrive at Bruntingthorpe's museum for its restoration to begin...!

Information on this page current as of 20/06/2021, last updated by Jake

Find other photos of XE368 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net