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SEAFIRE/PP972



Serial #: PP972
Construction #:
  Unknown
Civil Registration:
  G-BUAR
  Model:
  Seafire LF. IIIc
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2016

History:
Delivered to Aeronavale as 12F.2 (later 1F.9), 1948.
- Operated from carrier Arromanches, Indo China, 1948-1949.
- Retired to instructional use, Hyeres AB, 1949.
Jean Frelaut, Vannes-Meucon, 1970-1988.
- Recovered from scrapyard, Gavres (near Lorient).
- Static restoration as PP972/1.F.9.
- Loaned to Musee de la Resistance, St. Marcel, 1982-1984.
Doug Arnold/Warbirds of GB Ltd, Biggin Hill, 1988-1992.
- Rebuilt to airworthy started, Thruxton, UK, 1988-1992.
- Rebuild continued by Trent Aero, East Midlands Airport.
Doug ArnoldPrecious Metals Ltd, Bournemouth, January 21, 1992.
- Registered as G-BUAR.
David Arnold/Wizzard Investments Ltd/Flying A Services, Jersey, UK, 1996-2001.
- Restoration to airworthy continued, Earls Colne, 1996-2001.
Air Leasing Ltd, Northampton, UK, 2012-2016.
- Restored to airworthy, first flight June 2015.

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Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
G-INFO: Civil Aviation Authority
Photo Source(s):
Adam Nogły

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