Sopwith News

A Sopwith Snipe 7F.1 incorporating many original parts, built by The Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL) in New Zealand, is now in the UK to be put on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon. It is finished in the post WWI RAF silver colour scheme and carries the serial number E6655.

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

The BDAC has moved from Boscombe Down to a 1918 Belfast Truss Hangar at Old Sarum airfield north of Salisbury.

Exhibits of Hawker interest are Sea Harrier FA2 XZ457 which in FRSMk1 guise scored four kills in the Falklands war and the front fuselages of  Hawk TMk1 XX343 used by the ETPS, Sea Hawk WV910, Hunter F2 WN980, Hunter F1 WT648, Hunter F6 XG290 and Hunter F6A XF375, also used by the ETPS.

Amongst the many other interesting exhibits is a BE2 replica, a large collection of models and weapons.