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Introducing the Vampire Preservation Group (08/02/2006)

The Vampire Preservation Group operates WZ507, believed to be the only airworthy De Havilland Vampire T11 currently left in the world. If anybody can confirm or deny this, that would be appreciated!

WZ507 was built in 1952 by the De Havilland Aircraft Company at Christchurch, Dorset. It was delivered to the RAF in March 1953 and served with 229 OCU Chivenor, 8 FTS Swinderby, 5 FTS Oakington, 3 CAACU Exeter and finally CATCS at Shawbury. WZ507 retired from RAF service in 1969, but in 1980 became the first ex-military jet to be put onto the UK civilian register.

WZ507 is privately funded by a small group of dedicated volunteers and has displayed at airshows around the UK. We are currently taking bookings for the 2006 display season and expect to be attending several airshows during 2006 - more information on dates and venues soon.

The Vampire Preservation Group is looking for sponsorship for this unique, classic aircraft. If you may be able to help, or would like more information, please contact us via our website - details below.

We would also like to hear from anybody who has flown this aircraft or knows anything more about its history. We are in the process of forming a Supporter's Club; if you wish to join this or find out more information, please contact us via our website:

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