NWHA War­birds leave North Weald

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In an un­ex­pected move on 21 Fe­bru­ary, North Weald Her­itage Avi­a­tion (NWHA) an­nounced that its war­bird fighter trio — Spitfire FRXIVE (MV268/G-SPIT), Fury FB11 (G-CBEL/SR661) and TF-51D Mus­tang (G-TFSI/44-14561 Miss Velma) had left the hangar at North Weald and re­turned to the airfields from which they came in July 2016.

NWHA’S Face­book (@ North­weald Her­itageav­i­a­tion) state­ment said that they re­mained un­der the same own­er­ship (Gra­ham Pea­cock’s Anglia Restora­tions Ltd), but the de­ci­sion had been made to base the air­craft at the IWM Dux­ford.

The Spitfire and Mus­tang flew there di­rectly, whilst the Fury is due to follow af­ter spend­ing some time back at Sy­well. The NWHA also stated that the Hunter T8c (G-BZSE/WV322) which re­sides in the hangar un­der the same own­er­ship (Gra­ham Pea­cock’s Can­field Hunter Ltd) will be re­main­ing ‘with the con­tin­ued aim of re­turn­ing her to the air’.

Af­ter seven months at North Weald, Mus­tang Miss Velma has re­turned to Dux­ford

Gra­ham Pea­cock’s Fury G-CBEL has re­turned to Sy­well PHOTO: AN­DREW MARCH

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