Help needed in Jetstream restoration bid

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 Jetstream G-RAVL is the latest project at Sywell Aviation Museum 
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Sywell Aviation Museum in Northamptonshire is appealing for help with its bid to refurbish Handley Page Jetstream Mk.I G-RAVL. 

In what’s described as the biggest project it has ever undertaken, the museum successfully moved the 1969- built airframe from Cranfield in Bedfordshire to Sywell on March 23. Sadly – and partly due to theft – several components are missing. The attraction is seeking Jetstream passenger seats, interior panels and fuselage windows. It’s also looking for help to re-fit and trim the interior – the latter was largely stripped out during the machine’s use as a training aid. 

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