Supermarine Swift at Hatfield

Guy Ellis

Supermarine Swift WK275 at Hatfield in 1968
Guy Ellis
Supermarine Swift WK275 at Hatfield in 1968
Guy Ellis

I am trying to find anyone who worked at the Hatfield plant who may know anything about a Supermarine Swift that was up on scaffolding around 1963 to 1965 when it was removed.

It was supposedly used for noise tests.

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  • I was at Astwick Manor and Hatfield between 1964-1969
    I remember the Swift in the field over the fence
    near the workshop side of the Manor. I lived at the Manor for the first year.
    There was also a Hunting Provost aircraft at St.Albans College, the serial number was WV614, this was owned by Hatfield Polytechnic. I would like to know more about both these aircraft.

    By Anthony Moor (09/10/2020)
  • Hi I think a book on this actual airframe has just been published as I think it was the one recently restored by jet art Aviation after being saved from outside the scrapyard where it stood for many years in Wales
    https://grubstreet.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/9781910690505.jpg

    By Simon Street (11/11/2017)
  • I just remember it parked in long grass at the western end of the airfield. No more to add.

    By Stewart Jephcote (02/08/2017)