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Restoration of RB396 A Typhoon to fly again? Latest News The RB396 activity is now centred on an industrial unit in Uckfield, Sussex, where there is now a large collection of Typhoon parts and memorabilia. The team recently began a Crowdfunding effort to raise money for major restoration work. The initial target has been easily exceeded and some £67,000 have been raised! Quantities of Hawker Tempest parts and, most importantly, construction jigs, have been obtained. These will make the restoration work much easier (Typhoon and Tempest differed mainly in the wings and forward fuselage). 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. Restoration work has now started. The rear fuselage of the Typhoon has been sent to expert restorers in the Isle of Wight.
Typhoon Memorial Weekend 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day The highly successful Memorial weekend, 15/16th June, is described on the “News” page and will eventually be reported in the Ops Room Blog. We sincerely thank all  those who travelled to Normandy, some from Canada, to take part. We are especially grateful to the RAF for sending a party of 6 from Coningsby. Many visitors had never been to such an event before, some had never visited Normandy. All agreed that it was a memorable and moving experience.