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Survivor WT806

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WT806 - Dave Thomas, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire

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Hunter GA.11 WT806 at Bruntingthorpe, 27th July 2014; 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 is being restored to ground-running status. As you can see she's been repainted into RN colours, and is getting close to being taxiable; she's seen here during undercarriage retraction tests.

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