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Jet Age Museum Typhoon Cockpit Restoration Members and friends will know of the restoration project at the Jet Age Museum, JAM, Staverton, Gloucestershire. JAM is located close to where the majority of Typhoons were built, by the Gloster Aircraft Company at Hucclecote and the museum features historic Gloster aircraft. The restoration of a Hawker Typhoon cockpit section is now nearly complete and the project was unveiled at a public event on Saturday August 26th.  Two of our veterans, Derek Lovell and Paddy Byrne, were able to attend, together with Peggy Fisher, who had built Typhoons at Hucclecote during the war. Peggy was invited to insert the last rivet into the restored cockpit assembly.
Restoration of RB396 A Typhoon to fly again? TECT was delighted to be invited to the launch of the RB396 Typhoon restoration project which took place in the Boultbee Academy hangar at Goodwood (formerly RAF Westhampnett, a Typhoon base) on 29th October 2016. Three veteran pilots were able to attend, David Ince, Rev George Wood and Derek Lovell. The veterans were one of the centres of attention, the main one, of course, being the remains of Hawker Typhoon RB396 which is to be restored to flying condition. Hints were given at the event that there was good news soon to come. That news has now been confirmed. The restoration team have secured an unused Napier Sabre engine, formerly located at Cranfield. What has previously seemed only a pipe dream has now become a real possibility. How long will it be before the sight and sound of the mighty Typhoon will be experienced at flying displays? Latest News The RB396 team have been exhibiting at recent airshows and have been able to show off their Sabre engine, which has attracted a lot of attention and has generated more support for the restoration project.
Typhoon Memorial Weekend 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day The date for this year’s memorial event, centred around ceremonies at the Typhoon Memorial in Noyers Bocage, is Saturday 15th June.  The usual pattern of events is for an ecumenical Mass in the morning in Noyers Bocage church at 0945, followed by the ceremonies at the Typhoon Memorial at about 1045.  Actual timings of events for this year have not yet been fixed but will be announced here as soon as they are available.  Why not plan to join us at this memorable event which will mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of Normandy? We will be pleased to hear from any members and friends who would like a short break in Normandy, experiencing the hospitality of good friends in ASAVN and the towns and villages where the Typhoons operated during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Contact the Secretary for further information: