NEWARK AIR MUSEUM - News Release

NEWARK AIR MUSEUM - News Release

Meteor NF.14 WS739 Update – July 2008

Recent visitors to the Newark Air Museum may have been slightly concerned at the sight of museum staff and volunteers dismantling Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14 WS739 (7961M).

It is good to report that there is no need for any concern about WS739 being readied for departure. WS739 is on long-term loan at the museum and is now being dismantled ready for a move into the museum’s on-site workshop, where it will undergo an in-depth restoration programme.

The Meteor NF14 is listed as a ‘Significant’ airframe on the National Aviation Heritage Register and once inside the workshop it will form the basis of a wet weather / winter restoration project for the museum volunteers and staff.

WS739 arrived at Winthorpe Airfield in January 1984 and despite many years displayed outside has so far proved relatively easy to dismantle. This particular Meteor NF.14 was formally operated by 25 Squadron at RAF Tangmere and RAF Waterbeach; it also flew with both 1 and 2 Air Navigation Schools; and was the gate guardian at RAF Church Fenton between 1969 and 1975.

Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14 WS739 (7961M) - Click to enlarge. Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14 WS739 (7961M) - Click to enlarge.

All Photo Credits: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions





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