After months of painstaking work by the teams at RGV and Ardent Paint Care in Gloucester, the restoration of our AT-16 Harvard MkIIB – FE511 – is approaching completion.
Delivered new to the RCAF on 13th October 1942, FE511 served at No.6 Service Flying Training School at Dunnville, Ontario, for the duration of the war. In 1947, she was sold to the Swedish airforce, and she remained in that country until 2015 when she was acquired by Hurricane Heritage and flown to the UK for restoration.
We expect her to return to her permanent home at The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, within the next few weeks.
Here, for the first time in over 70 years, she’ll once again be used as an advanced trainer to prepare pilots to fly Hawker Hurricanes.