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Vickers Varsity

Vickers varsity T1. Derived from the Viking and Valetta, the Varsity was an aircrew tyrainer used primarily by the RAF. 36 of the 163 Varsitys were build at Brooklands with many replacing the RAF's Wellington trainers in the early 1950s. This was the 16th Varsity built, first delivered to the RAF in 1951 and finally retired from No 6 Flying Training School and RAF Finningley in 1976. It spent the next 12 years at Sibson Airfield before being purchased by the Brooklands Museum in Sept 1988. It was reassembles and completed in time for the 40th anniversary of the types first flight on 17 July 1989 and since has been further restored by museum volunteers. The aircraft is now repainted in the 1970s livery

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Taken on August 20, 2012