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Could You Give RAF Marham's Victor Gate Guardian A New Home?
Feb 10th, 2020 at 8:20pm
The Cold War-era Victor aircraft faces being scrapped unless someone takes it off the base.

RAF Marham's gate guardian is being offered to people for free as the base cannot afford its repairs.

The Cold War-era Victor jet currently sits at the entrance of the Norfolk station but recent assessments have revealed it is "suffering from structural weaknesses".

As it stands, the aircraft faces being scrapped unless someone decides to take it on.

"The costs associated with the repairs are well beyond the financial provision allocated to gate guardian maintenance," an RAF Marham spokesperson said.

"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."

If the aircraft is scrapped, then its tail will be kept and mounted on a concrete plinth "as a dedication to all the personnel that have worked on and flew in the Victor".

RAF Marham is currently planning an event so people can say their goodbyes to the aircraft.

TU2 pilot inhe Victor was a British jet-powered strategic bomber, produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company.

The aircraft spent more than 10 years at RAF Marham between 1965 and 1976, according to the Imperial War Museum.

The aircraft was retired from service in June 1976.

Anyone interested in having the Victor aircraft should email:

Victor Gate Guardian at RAF Marham
The aircraft was retired in 1976, after a decade at RAF Marham (Picture: RAF Marham).
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