There were over 1200 young men and women who flew the Hawker Typhoon during WWII, 56% of them made the ultimate sacrifice. There is no memorial to these brave young men and women, the thousands of ground crew and support staff who kept the machines operating, nor to those who designed, built, tested and delivered the aircraft. We strongly feel that they deserve one. This memorial will not be carved from stone, or cast in bronze, viewed only by those who make the special journey to see it. This memorial will work, live and breathe. It will fly, and it will be seen by many.
The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group is a charitable organisation, run entirely by volunteers, and exists to raise the funds required to rebuild Hawker Typhoon MkIb, RB396, as the lasting legacy those brave men and women deserve. The rebuild of RB396 to airworthy condition cannot be achieved alone. We need financial support; £5million is needed to cover the cost of the rebuild. We need your help. Join those who have already contributed in excess of £1million since the formation of the charity in 2016, and who have enabled the rebuild to commence, with the first section nearing completion. With your help, the rebuild can continue, progress, and be completed.
On Thursday 24th June the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group took its next major step in the return to flight of Hawker Typhoon RB396. The major sections have been transported to the Aircraft Restoration Company (ARCo), Duxford, for work to commence. The sections transported are: centre section/cockpits and all associated parts including engine mount; tail section, rear fairing and Tempest rudder, elevators and elevator tips; 4 x undercarriage legs, engine, hubs, prop spider, spinner and six crates of other associated parts and sections.Read more
We have been busy behind the scenes preparing the project’s flagship event, which is taking place on Saturday 2nd October 2021. You will recall that this event was due to take place last year, on the same weekend, but for obvious reasons, it ended up being postponed. This year, the event is going to be even bigger and better than last year’s, and even that was going to be impressive.Read more
Do you have a veteran of the Typhoon story in your family, do you, or did you, know someone? Perhaps they helped to design, build, test or deliver the aircraft? Maybe they were a ground crew member, maintaining them in the field, or a pilot flying them in combat?
If so, we want to hear from you…Read more