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Restoration of RB396 A Typhoon to fly again? TECT was delighted to be invited to the launch of the RB396 Typhoon restoration project which took place in the Boultbee Academy hangar at Goodwood (formerly RAF Westhampnett, a Typhoon base) on 29th October 2016. Three veteran pilots were able to attend, David Ince, Rev George Wood and Derek Lovell. The veterans were one of the centres of attention, the main one, of course, being the remains of Hawker Typhoon RB396 which is to be restored to flying condition. Hints were given at the event that there was good news soon to come. That news has now been confirmed. The restoration team have secured an unused Napier Sabre engine, formerly located at Cranfield. What has previously seemed only a pipe dream has now become a real possibility. How long will it be before the sight and sound of the mighty Typhoon will be experienced at flying displays? Latest News The RB396 team have been exhibiting at recent airshows and have been able to show off their Sabre engine, which has attracted a lot of attention and has generated more support for the restoration project.
Typhoon Memorial Weekend 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day The date for this year’s memorial event, centred around ceremonies at the Typhoon Memorial in Noyers Bocage, is Saturday 15th June.  The usual pattern of events is for an ecumenical Mass in the morning in Noyers Bocage church at 0945, followed by the ceremonies at the Typhoon Memorial at about 1045.  Actual timings of events for this year have not yet been fixed but will be announced here as soon as they are available.  On Sunday 16th June there will be a ceremony at the village of Croisilles to dedicate a plaque in memory of P/O James McCartney. “Wee Mac” as he was known to his companions was a founder member of 193 Squadron. He was shot down at Croisilles on the 10th of August 1944, at the beginning of his second tour of duty with 193 Squadron. We will meet at 1030 at the Mairie, which is near the church on the D121 to the West of Croisilles village (Route de l'Église 14220 Croisilles). The turning in Croisilles, from the D562, is signed “Courmedon” and “Le Pont de Nom”. D562 can be reached via the D562A, a turning off the Caen Peripherique at Junction 11, following signs for Thury Harcourt. Why not plan to join us at this memorable weekend which will mark the 75th Anniversary of D- Day and the liberation of Normandy? We will be pleased to hear from any members and friends who would like a short break in Normandy, experiencing the hospitality of good friends in ASAVN and the towns and villages where the Typhoons operated during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Contact the Secretary for further information: