Vickers Varsity T1 WJ897 and the Leicester Aircraft Preservation Group

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Varsity Links

There are several preserved Varsities in air museums around the United Kingdom, including two local to WJ897's 'home' in the East Midlands, WL626 at East Midlands Aeropark and WF369 at Newark Air Museum.

We have included links here to all the museums displaying Varsities we can find, either complete or partial exhibits.

We believe there are also Varsities preserved at:
Swedish Airforce Museum (82001)
'Alliierte in Berlin' Museum (WF382),
West Texas Air Museum (N65338 / WJ948).

It is also believed that the cockpit of WF408 is still in existence but its current status is unknown.

The online Flight Magazine library contains a number of articles relevant to WJ897. Please use these links to access them:

27 July 1992 the last flight of a Varsity ever, WL679 on its way to Cosford Air Museum performs a flypast over WF372 at Brooklands. This video posted on Youtube October 2011.

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