RB396’s final flight 1st April 1945

Apr 01, 2020

April 1st 1945 dawned dull but 174 Squadron was called upon at noon to deal with a report of MET (Mechanised Enemy Transport) on the…

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Hawker Typhoon RB396 75th anniversary

Mar 31, 2020

Whilst the 1st April was the date RB396 carried out her final flight, it was also April Fools’ Day. There are no current plans to…

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COVID-19 update

Mar 27, 2020

Due to the restrictions quite rightly applied by the UK government, the project has had to take the difficult decision to ensure the shop staff…

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Supporters’ Club visit to Airframe Assemblies

Mar 08, 2020

On Friday 6th March 2020, members of the Supporters’ Club were able to visit Airframe Assemblies on the Isle of Wight which was led by…

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2019 rebuild overview

Feb 04, 2020

The year 2019 was a significant year for the project and for the Hawker Typhoon and her crews. Seventy-two years since the last flight, seventy-five…

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George Wood

Jan 21, 2020

We are most saddened to announce the passing of the Rev. George Wood, who passed away on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at his care home…

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Rebuild Progress December 2019

Dec 06, 2019

Something that makes RB396 very rare (apart from a genuine combat veteran of course) is that she still retains her original 2nd Tactical Air Force…

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Team visit to Airframe Assemblies

Nov 15, 2019

Almost exactly 75 years on from the first flight of RB396 four HPTG volunteer team members visited Airframe Assemblies (AA) on the Isle Of Wight, to…

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Rebuild Progress November 2019

Nov 15, 2019

Since our six month progress update the rebuild at Airframe Assemblies has been continuing. We are really pleased to be able to bring you some…

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Six month progress update

Nov 03, 2019

After a lot of hard work by the trustees and dedicated volunteers, May 2019 saw Airframe Assemblies (AA) contracted to rebuild RB396’s rear fuselage. The…

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