Relocate and save our operational Buccaneer jets.

by Mike Overs in Kemble, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th August 2020 we successfully raised £25,085 with 531 supporters in 56 days

Due to reasons beyond our control, relocate two Blackburn Buccaneer jets from our base of 16 years to provide continued public enjoyment.

by Mike Overs in Kemble, England, United Kingdom

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Laurane SCHIESTEL 7th August 2020

I had the honour of being invited twice to brunty all the way back in 2014 and it still brings a smile to my face whenever I think about it. I hope this helps. I wish I could come back. Masked kisses all the way from France!!

Samuel Horwat 31st July 2020

Love the airframe seen them in the past but static not moving so love the idea of getting involved with getting one moved to keep the sound of freedom going in them

Michael Varney 31st July 2020

The Buccaneer holds a special place in my heart and brings great memories of my time flying it. My congratulations to the team who have worked so tirelessly to make this happen. We must support them and our heritage!

Anthony Cook 31st July 2020

It's wonderful to be able, in a small way help preserve this fabulous aircraft which I seemed to have been involved with all my working life .I was privileged to be on the ground crew for the first flight of the first prototype XK486 on the 30th April 1958 and remained working at HOSM and Brough for the whole of the build and flight test programmes , first for Blackburns, then Hawker Siddeley and finally Bae Systems .I must make every effort to get to Kemble and once again hear those Speys again. Congratulations on the great work you are dong maintaining these great aircraft'

Anthony Scott Warren 31st July 2020

I was posted to RAF Honington to open up the control tower for the arrival of the first Buccaneers in 1969 - wow, what a long time ago! - and spent nearly 2 years based there and working with 12 Squadron and the OCU.

Lewis Noonan 31st July 2020

Hi chaps 👋 sorry it’s not a lot but every little helps, I look forward to seeing you guys at Kemble and I’m very sorry to hear about brunty. All the best chaps 😁

Paul Kingsnorth 31st July 2020

Great work you all are doing with these magnificent aircraft and the history that goes with it. Hopefully will be around for many years to come for future generations to appreciate and inspire. All the best for the move. Sorry this donation is all what I could afford at the moment. Take care and stay safe.

Peter Whitfield 30th July 2020

Wish you all the best for the move and the new location guy's. So very important to preserve these aircraft in running condition for as long as possible, hence a bit of a donation to the cause on top of the amount for the book. Cheers from Canada!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

"Buccaneer Territory" Framed Print

Framed 26.5" x 23.5" print 6/250 entitled "Buccaneer Territory" by Jon Westwood. Type in this Dropbox link to see the picture itself .... https://www.dropbox.com/s/eix2d4mrd43nf4o/IMG_0408.JPG?dl=0

£10 or more

Newsletter featuring offers & project updates

Weekly Newsletter (during the event, thereafter, monthly until Spring 2021) which will containing the chance of many offers and prizes. A veritable Buccaneer Treasure Trove of offers. Keep in touch with The Buccaneer Aviation Group.

£20 or more

Personalised sponsors certificate.

Each pledge of £20 will be rewarded by The Buccaneer Aviation Group with the issuing of a unique, personalised and numbered Thank You certificate in recognition of their part in relocating and saving our Buccaneers.

£35 or more

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Invite to an informal At Home Day.

Join us at Home. Jets will be open with working volunteers in attendance & photo opportunities. Look around, see what we get up to. Perhaps use the day as a sample opportunity to think about joining the team & help maintain the jets & our ground equipment? Just take us as you find us. In order for us to ensure your safety, numbers and ages will be restricted at each event & attendance must be booked in advance. T&C's apply.

£55 or more

Invite to a fast taxi event at our new base.

Join us at Kemble to experience the sight & sound of the Buccaneers your pledge has help to keep alive. This invite is intended to allow for free entry to a fast taxi run . However it is not vaild for events at the location that are not organised by us even if we may be participating. In order for us to ensure your safety, numbers and ages will be restricted at each event and must be booked in advance. Other T&C's will apply.

£100 or more

31 of 62 claimed

Invite to an Anti-Deterioration Experience Day

Come and experience up close the smell & noise of our jets. Ear defenders are a must! Anti-det day's are unpredictable, so come again if you are disappointed. Kemble an active airfield and that dictates the way the day is run but still fun. In order for us to ensure your safety, numbers and ages will be restricted at each event and must be booked in advance. Other T&C's will apply.

£200 or more

Your name on the main wheel undercarriage door

Our very special Roll of Supporters. This roll will be displayed on the main undercarriage door or doors of each Buccaneer. A discreet but a very visible way of us saying "Thank You" for the part you played in relocating and thereby saving these unique and innovative examples of the British aircraft industry and paying testimony to all those that designed, built, maintained and flew these remarkable aircraft.

£27 or more

10 of 10 claimed

TBAG signed "Buccaneer" Combat Machines book

TBAG's operations crew inclucing pilots have signed these ten Combat Machines 84 page, heavily illustrated A4 sized soft covered books. Author Tony Buttler includes contributiond from Group Captain Tom Eeles and Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork and used TBAG's XW544 as reference in the "Walk Around" section. View the cover here ..... https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xgi88sfj2yo8yd/thumbnail.jpg?dl=0

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Buccaneer S.2B "MacRoberts Reply" Framed print.

Framed 21.5" v 17.5"print entitled - "North Sea Sortie" Buccaneer S.2B "Mac Roberts Reply" of No XV Sqn by Keith Aspinall 2003. Picture here on this Drop Box link .... https://www.dropbox.com/s/izumg8auicmbxen/IMG_0405.JPG?dl=0

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

"Sea Witch" 208Sqn Buccaneer Gulf War Framed Print

Framed 22.5" x 18.5" print of "Sea Witch" - 208 Squadron Buccaneer XV863/S Debbie/Sea Witch or Tamnavoulin flying over a burning Iraqi airfield after a successful raid during the Gulf War. Type in this Dropbox link to view the picture .... https://www.dropbox.com/s/klj1h54yrveqh47/IMG_0448.JPG?dl=0

£250 or more

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Invite to sit in a Buccaneer during Anti-Det run.

An Anti-Deterioration Day but from the back seat! Come & experience from a unique perspective the smell & noise of our jets. Ear defenders are a must! Anti-det day's are unpredictable, so come again if you are disappointed. In order for us to ensure your safety, numbers and ages will be restricted at each event and must be registered and booked in advance based on a first pledged, first served basis. Other T&C's will apply.

£320 or more

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72 signature Buccaneer Aircrew Association poster.

A unique 60 x 40 cm framed Buccaneer Aircrew Association poster. Signed by 72 RAF Buccaneer aircrew at the bi-annual Buccaneer Aircrew Association dinner as RAF Honington in 2016, this poster comes with a signed letter from Group Caption Tom Eeles, the Chairman of the BAA.

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