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Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 VR930
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No: 19562   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Hawker   Country: United Kingdom
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 VR930

Centaurus-powered Royal Navy Historic Flight Sea Fury photographed in the RNHF hangar at RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron) on 20 April 2013.
From the RNHF web site:
"Delivered to the Royal Navy at RNAS Culham in March 1948, VR930 then spent from May to December of that year in front-line service with 802 Squadron aboard HMS Vengeance and ashore at RNAS Eglinton. Between December 1948 and August 1953 she was held in reserve at various Aircraft Holding Units at Anthorn, Abbotsinch, Sembawang and Fleetlands, undergoing a Category 4 repair at the Royal Naval Aircraft Yard Donibristle before returning to front-line service again with 801 Squadron. Between August 1953 and July 1954 she flew a further 284 hours with the squadron before going to RNAY Fleetlands for reconditioning.
With the airframe now effectively reset to zero hours she was held in reserve at Anthorn and Lossiemouth before transferring to the Fleet Requirements Unit at Hurn (now Bournemouth Airport) in November 1959. With this unit she flew a further 828 hours, and when put up for disposal in January 1961 she had flown an absolute total of almost 1280 hours during her active service. In 'retirement' she spent several years at RAF Colerne, and periods at RNAS Yeovilton and Boscombe Down, being used as a spares source for the RNHF's original Sea Fury FB.11 TF956. With the loss of the latter aircraft in 1989 the decision was taken to rebuild VR930 and she was duly moved to British Aerospace's Brough works for restoration to flying standard, eventually joining the RNHF in 1998 in pristine condition in 802 NAS Korean War markings.
VR930 now wears her authentic, original 802 NAS code of '110/Q' as worn when she first joined the unit at the shore base of RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland, and embarked in HMS Vengeance in 1948. This early scheme was applied to all F.10 and the early FB.11 aircraft."
Picture added on 14 October 2013 at 07:43
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