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HP Victor at RAF Marham Being Given Away

Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:46 am

Just saw this article: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/raf-marham ... -1-6504843

A spokesman for RAF Marham said: "Following recent structural integrity surveys it has been discovered that the Victor Gate Guardian at RAF Marham is suffering from structural weaknesses and would require urgent rectification work to prevent it breaking apart.

"The costs associated with the repairs are well beyond the financial provision allocated to Gate Guardian maintenance so the difficult decision has been made to offer the Victor to anyone that may wish to remove the aircraft and take on its restoration."


Be interesting to see if anyone takes this on. I’ve always thought the Victor, with its crescent wing, T-tail and art-deco cockpit glazing, was one of the most intriguing looking aircraft out there.

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Re: HP Victor at RAF Marham Being Given Away

Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:41 am

‘Structural weakness and would require urgent rectification work to prevent it breaking apart’.

Not exactly encouraging.

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