Vickers Varsity T1 WJ897 and the Leicester Aircraft Preservation Group

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Anniversary Photos


This picture, courtesy of Roger Houldcroft of the Uttoxeter Post & Times, shows the survivors with Sqn Ldr McNeill representing 209 Air Training Corps.
WJ897 was strongly associated with 209 ATC and many cadets flew on it, including Sqn Ldr McNeill.
The plaque in this photo is the original, formerly displayed at Leicester Airport, but now retained by the survivors.

Click to visit the home page of the 209 ATC.

Wing Commander Ralph Reid-Buckle MBE was co pilot of the Varsity. His widow initiated a flying bursary to the East Midlands Wing ATC, details of which can be found here.

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