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TRANSATLANTIC AIR RACE HARRIER ARRIVES AT TANGMERE

Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3, XV744, formerly kept at the United Kingdom Defence Academy, Shrivenham, has arrived at its new permanent home at Tangmere.

Originally built as a GR1, XV744 took part in the 1969 Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race flying from New York to London in 5 hours 49 minutes in the hands of Sqn Ldr Graham Williams.

During the coming months, XV744 will be refurbished and brought up to display standard in the colours of No 1 (Fighter) Squadron by the Museum’s engineers.

The photo shows XV744 landing in the coal yard at St Pancras Station after its Atlantic crossing in May 1969.

Click HERE for the full story, photos and video of XV744 being prepared at Shrivenham before its journey to Tangmere.

Click HERE for photos of XV744’s arrival at Tangmere

 

 

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