Tickets available for Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group open day

Members of the public will have the chance to hear how plans to restore a World War 2 Hawker Typhoon are progressing at an open day this month.

The event is to be held in Uckfield on Sunday, July 28. Tickets are available at £5 each and those attending will have the opportunity to chat with the project team, and be taken through the history of the fighter bomber.

It will be held at the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group’s headquarters on the Ridgewood Industrial Estate.


Ticket holders will be able to see aeroplane parts collected from all over the world, some of which will be used in the RB396 restoration project while others will be used as patterns for replacement parts.

The preservation group shop will be open offering visitors the chance to join the supporters’ club and buy project merchandise, including from the limited D-Day 75 range. There will also be a barbecue.

Preservation group member Dave Hands said: “The event is open to all who are interested, or even just curious, to learn more about the incredible impact Britain’s Forgotten Legend had during World War 2.”


Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite. Existing supporters will be able to select a free ticket and must show a valid Supporters Club badge or card to gain entry.

All general admission tickets are redeemable for £5, on purchases of more than £10 in the shop on the day (one ticket per purchase), or one item from the barbecue.

Read more about the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group’s project to restore RB396 to flying condition in other stories on Uckfield News:

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Hawker Typhoon crowdfunder smashes its £50,000 target

Uckfield-based Hawker Typhoon restoration project moves into new phase

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Hawker Typhoon being brought back to life in Uckfield.

• The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group’s website can be found here.

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