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Volunteers

Since the Launch Event at the end of October 2016 there are now many more Volunteers actively working on the project. All of our Volunteers give generously of their time in various roles throughout the project. These roles cover the primary responsibilities around the day to day running and administration of the Project, Supporters’ Club, online shop and the base in Uckfield, East Sussex. They also cover the project’s attendance at many shows and events around the country develop content for the website, social media platforms, magazine & newspaper articles, and, of course, fundraising. Our Volunteers are also heavily involved in the research required to return RB396 skies and the recovery of items through the UK and Europe.

Throughout 2018 there were an increasing number of dedicated members of the Supporters’ Club who are assisting in earnest with the development of the project. From assisting behinds the scenes, to the public facing work at Airshows around the country, the Project lives and grows with the dedication of our volunteers.

The Volunteer profiles that are posted here are in the words of the Volunteers themselves. They describe why they were drawn to the project and what it is they do for the project. These are tales of long but rewarding hours, all with the goal of seeing that rarest of sights, a flying Hawker Typhoon.

The Project is built on its team. If you are interested in getting involved on any level, then the first step is to join the Supporters Club, as all opportunities are opened up to members first.

We thank you for your support and hope you are able to join the team!

Nick Adlam

Nick Adlam – Membership Secretary

Nick Adlam has always had a strong interest in aircraft and aviation from a young age and took his first flight in an RAF Bulldog when he was 12 years old whilst as a member of the Air Training Corps. He learnt to fly on Southampton University Air Squadron on the Grob Tutor and subsequently …

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Ian Stewart – Membership

Ian is Yorkshireman and now lives once again in that county. He joined the RAF in 1973 and was trained through the famous apprentice scheme at RAF Halton. After three years at Halton he was posted to RAF Wittering to work on Harriers, ending up on No 1(F) Squadron as a Sergeant. In 1980 he …

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Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts – Premises Manager

In my local, Graham the barman said, “Have you heard about the project to restore a WWII Typhoon?”  This got me thinking about my Dad, David “Bob” Roberts, who was an RAF Typhoon engine fitter during the war.  Whilst I had some of his stories, I didn’t have all full details, which I was then able to …

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Mark Collier

Mark Collier – European Co-ordinator

I have mostly worked in the aerospace industry for forty years on many civil and military programmes and was raised in Gravesend on the former civil and Battle of Britain airfield. My family were full of war time tales which had a deep impact on me. As a young engineer I had the good fortune …

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Dave Brockhurst

Dave Brockhurst – Online shop & orders

Having been involved from the very early days of the Group. And now retired, and living on the south coast within a reasonable distance of our base at Uckfield, I have taken on the task of running the day to day workings of the online shop. My connection with the Hawker Typhoon comes from my …

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Dave Hands

Dave Hands – Events Co-ordinator

I live in Oxfordshire with my long term partner and have two grown children. I’m a Senior Design Engineering consultant in the automotive industry and have worked all over the world. I’ve been a private pilot most of my life having been a member of the British Gliding Team 3 times, a flying instructor, sheep farming …

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David Carden-Jones

Retired. Married to Carolyn. Son, Christopher, and grandson, Oliver, who are also members of the RB396 Supporters’ Club. My working background is in technical illustration, drafting and graphics. I am currently producing 1:72 scale models of RB396 for sale in the shop at Uckfield base and at events to raise funds. I also assist at …

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Rich Gower

Richard Gower

My Name is Richard, I am aged 38 and husband to Sarah and father of 3 to Amelia, Joshua and Theo. We are from Tonbridge in Kent. As a keen warbirds enthusiast I have been working with the team since the membership started, offering my carpentry skills to develop the project and offering support at …

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Janet Bendell

Janet is an in-house lawyer at Goodwood, where Sam was based for three years, and dealt with the acquisition of the storage unit in Uckfield for the charity, assisting with the legal paperwork. After reading modern languages at university, Janet qualified as a solicitor and worked in a large City firm. During a career break …

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