Fairey Barracuda Restoration

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The latest weekly update posted on Facebook this evening: https://www.facebook.com/FaireyBarracudaRestoration/
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Nice one - great work and what has to be my favourite restoration. Can't wait to see it finished but am loving the nuts & bolts of the restoration. And those hiduminium rivets take me back a bit. :applause:

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Its a good job talented people can bring back an aircraft from extinction and what a brilliant job they are doing .My father passed away this january ex RAF.He has a shed full of old bolts and nuts not necessarily to do with aircraft but the are old english makes in there .The only problem is its in Staffordshire quite a way from Yeovil.

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I would suggest making contact with the restoration team - there are ways and means to get things moved.

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Another weekly update posted on Facebook this morning. For anyone visiting Air Day this year who might have a stash of aircraft AGS they would be willing to donate, please bring it along to the show where the progress will be on show to see.

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Another weekly update with more progress. Tubular cockpit structure starting to take shape. All of this, and more, will be on display at the Yeovilton Air Day next month. https://www.facebook.com/FaireyBarracudaRestoration/

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Weekly update now uploaded to Facebook.

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More excellent progress-good to see more parts going back on that firewall!

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Latest weekly update now uploaded to Facebook. The work to date will be on public display at the Yeovilton Air Day next Saturday (8th), so if anyone is attending please remember to pop by and have a look yourselves. https://www.facebook.com/FaireyBarracudaRestoration/

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Congratulations on all that superb work you are doing. I know a Barracuda pilot who is very excited about your project and hoping he will still be with us when it's finished.

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Hi Steve Would love to know which Barracudas he piloted. Cheers Will.

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Another few updates over on the Facebook page after a very successful opening for Yeovilton Air Day. Lots of visitors, lots of donations (thank you to all who gave generously), lots of interest and lots of support. Thank you one and all. https://www.facebook.com/FaireyBarracudaRestoration/

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New update for Fairey Barracuda Restoration on Facebook. Will.
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Lee, I’m sure you’re aware of this but VTTS are clearing out their stores, we received some rivets from them recently- perhaps they have surplus fixings available? Worth an email? ATB TT

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Thanks very much Lynx815, what a superb job you are all doing to bring a Barracuda back from the dead - well done!
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Hi All, As always great work by those who restore the various aircraft in particular this being the Barracuda, always like reading the comments on their Facebook updates in particular funny ones, i.e. from April the 13th - A bonus was a display by the Sea Fury. The pistons and con rods managed to stay connected to the crankshaft so that was a second bonus....:D Geoff.

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Such an amazing job

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Its been a while since we've posted here so this is a bump. We're making good progress but it will still take quite a few years given our limited resources, but the quality of the restoration is excellent. We're always after anything Barracuda related, be it tangible in the form of parts, or memories and memorabilia and would love to hear from descendants and relatives of former barracuda aircrew and maintainers. See our Facebook Page for the latest progress linked below. https://www.facebook.com/FaireyBarracudaRestoration/?ref=bookmarks