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RAF Marham jet faces the scrap unless it is claimed for free




A jet at RAF Marham is being offered out for free and will have to be scrapped if no-one can take it on.

The Victor Gate Guardian stands by the entrance to the base but urgent work is required to prevent it falling apart.

And RAF Marham are planning to host an event where people can view the Victor at the base for the last time.

Image shows The Victor aircraft at RAF Marham which is part of a memorial opposite Station Head Quarters.Picture: RAF Marham
Image shows The Victor aircraft at RAF Marham which is part of a memorial opposite Station Head Quarters.Picture: RAF Marham

A spokesperson for RAF Marham said: "Following recent structural integrity surveys it has been discovered that the Victor Gate Guardian at RAF Marham is suffering from structural weaknesses and would require urgent rectification work to prevent it breaking apart.

"The costs associated with the repairs are well beyond the financial provision allocated to Gate Guardian maintenance so the difficult decision has been made to offer the Victor to anyone that may wish to remove the aircraft and take on its restoration.

"If no-one is able to take this on as a restoration project then unfortunately the aircraft will need to be scrapped."

A tail painting on the Victor jet
A tail painting on the Victor jet

RAF Marham intend to display the tail of the Victor on a concrete plinth if it has to be scrapped.

This would act as a dedication to all the personnel that have used the Victor at the base.


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