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Friends of RB396

List of organisations, companies and groups who have assisted us in our quest to return RB to the sky. Please visit their sites, as mutual support is what drives all these projects forward.

Jon Griffin from Listed Building Creations built the fuselage cradles that RB is sitting in at the moment, supplied a van and trailer and helped transport the rear fuselage and tail unit from Stanstead and more recently milled the rocket tube and helped fabricate the rocket fins

Dave Finn of Laddingford Engineering supplied the materials for the rocket fins and pylon brackets. He plasma cut the fins, bent the fin angles and manufactured the pylon brackets.

The Boultbee Flight Academy kindly donated the use of its excellent facilities for us to use for our Public Launch Event on 29th October 2016. Without their generosity and the extremely hard work of a few members of their team, our Launch Event would not have been possible. They are one of the few locations in the UK where you can fly in a Spitfire. They are also housing our Napier Sabre for us while we establish a base of operations, we owe the Academy a huge debt of gratitude.


bahaatBAHAAT have not only permanently loaned their Napier Sabre engine to be used in the restoration of RB, but personally delivered it all the way from Belgium, in order for it to be present for our Launch Event on 29th October 2016. We are extremely grateful to them, and their whole team.

The Typhoon Entente Cordiale Trust (TECT) have assisted us greatly with regard to forging links with Typhoon veterans. The three veterans F/L David Ince DFC, F/L Derek Lovell and F/LGeorge Wood, who were present at our Launch Event on 29th October 2016 were there thanks to the organisation of TECT. It was hoped that a fourth veteran, F/O Bernard Gardiner would also have been present, however he fell ill the day before. We thank TECT for their endeavours, and for transporting a number of the veterans to and from the event.

After two shows the Velcro that fastened the sides of our stand to the frame were no more. ‘Clingons’ came to our rescue for the third show when there was no time to have anything repaired. They generously donated a box of clips and a box of T-Bar bungees which have proved to be an invaluable addition. They are so good that we are not going to have any other repair done and stick with these. We thank everyone at Clingons for their support, every little helps.

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