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Aviation Restoration - Meteor WF825

Wings Museum gets a Meteor!

Gloster Meteor T7 WF825 has recently been donated to the Wings Museum for display by Mr David Doulton who is better known for his connections in assiting with the Malta Aviation Museum.

WF825 was transported in pieces by road to Redhill during late October 2008 and early November 2008. The aircraft will now be put on long term static restoration with a view to being put on public display at the Wings Museum in the near future. An initial inspection has found that the air frame is considerably intact and in very good condition. It is hoped that WF825 will receive the same high level of restoration which transformed the museum’s Dehavilland Devon VP967 during its restoration by the museum in 2000 over a 3 year period.

WF825 was first delivered to No. 603 Squadron based at RAF Turnhouse on 7th June 1951 and was later transfered to 33 Squadron which was based at RAF Driffield at the time, finally being retired from service on 4th March 1968. WF825 was previously part of the Meteor Flight at Yatesbury which is now relocating to Kemble.

The museum is considering the option of converting the airframe to a Mk 3 fighter version and would like to hear from anyone who may know the whereabouts of a single seat cockpit. The museum would also like to hear from anyone who may have any photographs of WF825 in RAF Service.

Gloster Meteor T7 WF825

Meteor WF825 in storage at Yatesbury


The rear fuselage of WF825

Gloster Meteor T7 WF825
Spare Control Surfaces still in original crates!
Gloster Meteor T7 WF825

The centre section of WF825

Gloster Meteor T7 WF825

Kevin and Brian Hunt discuss plans for removal

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