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
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'
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.
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.
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