This website is dedicated to the restoration of Hawker Typhoon RB396,
a genuine No.121 Wing; No.83 Group; Second Tactical Air Force combat veteran.

RB396 Typhoon colour

Typhoon pilots of 198 sqn, RAF Thorney Island, 15th June 1944. Equipped with rockets and D-Day invasion stripes, this is possibly the Typhoon’s most famous role.

RB (as she is affectionately know by the team) is owned by a registered charity, the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group (1167143), who will be overseeing the restoration with the intention of returning the aircraft to flight powered by a Napier Sabre engine – something that hasn’t been seen, or heard, for nearly 70 years.

Once complete, this legendary aircraft will be the only airworthy Hawker Typhoon in the world, and the only genuine combat veteran in existence. She will serve as a centre piece for a Heritage Centre, established with the intention of preserving the history and educating the public with regard to this iconic and forgotten aircraft.

We need your help as the aircraft will be funded entirely by public support, donations and sponsorship with the goal of being airworthy to coincide with the 80th Anniversary of D-Day planned for 2024. A Supporters’ Club has been established, along with a range of merchandise and there are many avenues by which money can be donated and you can help.

Facility Open Day

As promised our first general Open Day at our facility in Uckfield, East Sussex. _DSC3681

The doors will open at midday on Sunday 3rd December, until 1500. You will be able to come along – member or non member – and view the collection, purchase merchandise or even join the Supporters’ Club. Trustees will be present, as will our dedicated team of volunteers to answer any questions you may have and help you to find out a bit more about the project and our goals. 

More details will follow nearer the time, but put the date in your diary if you want to come along.

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