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Anyone want a Victor bomber, FREE to a good home

Old 16th Sep 2020, 22:53
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Re the Beverley, could they not put it in the reserve store at Stafford? Until a home is found for it, or Wroughton. It does not need to be assembled
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 19:30
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Re the Beverley, could they not put it in the reserve store at Stafford? Until a home is found for it, or Wroughton. It does not need to be assembled
Iíve just heard via the Beverley Association that the Bev at Fort Paul has been bought by Martin Wiseman of Condor Aviation International Ltd based in East Yorkshire with the intention of restoring and refurbishing it.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 19:59
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Good news indeed.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 20:05
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Good news indeed.
Have you started a campaign to return it to flight yet?
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Have you started a campaign to return it to flight yet?
Now that would be something to see!
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Old 20th Sep 2020, 07:17
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Now that would be something to see!
It certainly would, but I reckon the chances are between zero and zero. However, good static display condition would be special, and taxying condition even better. Good luck to the team undertaking it.
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Old 20th Sep 2020, 13:56
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Checking their website, they seem the ideal to restore her as required, I wish them well.
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 18:59
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Originally Posted by camelspyyder View Post
There are 4 other complete Victors, at Duxford, Cosford, Elvington and Bruntingthorpe.

I expect they'll scrap this one.

Ive just attended the Farewell to Victor this weekend at Marham. Sadly she is going to be scrapped as no one has come forward to restore her.
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It was the moving costs sadly.
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In the video, a senior RAF officer walking around with his hands in his pockets whilst escorting a guest A chargeable offence for anybody in my day!
It is a sad state of affairs when the RAF standards have dropped this low.
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Ah, you were there, a very wet day. Sad to say farewell. My brother was on board the Victor that crashed into the North Sea In 1975.
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