Posts made in May, 2013

Holiday Inn sponsorship

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We’ve had very generous sponsorship today from the manager of the Holiday Inn Solstice Park at Amesbury, who has agreed to provide free accommodation for a night when our team visit Boscombe Down in June. This very generous offer is very much appreciated, and we didn’t expect to be able to stay in such nice accommodation on our trip to recover parts which will be useful for the restoration of Trident G-ARPO. The Holiday Inn Solstice Park is ideally situated for Amesbury, Boscombe Down, and Stonehenge. Check them out on this link. We thank their manager Mark for this...

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Niftylift Show Their Support For Trident

Posted on May 18, 2013 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Niftylift, the UK’s specialists in access platforms and work platforms show their support for the Save The Trident project with a contribution to help towards project costs. We will in no doubt be in need of some boom lifts and cherry pickers at a later date so we look forward to calling upon their skills and expertise in this area. Niftylift operate throughout the UK, France (, Germany ( and the USA (, they’ve recently been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and are...

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Trident lifts out of the car park!

Posted on May 11, 2013 in Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

Today was another significant milestone in the project to save Trident G-ARPO. After arriving at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum (formerly North East Aircraft Museum) in the summer of 2011, the aircraft has sat in the car park whilst we awaited a space to put the aircraft on display. This was fine, as we were able to get on with interior restoration work. However, today we arranged to have the aircraft moved to its new position. Starting early, our team gathered and MSD Cranes came along to begin the procedure of lifting the aircraft. Since there was a telephone wire running across...

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Trident Talk at Royal Aeronautical Society, 14th May

Posted on May 8, 2013 in Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

Our very own Neil Lomax is presenting a talk about the Hawker Siddeley Trident at the Royal Aeronautical Society in Southend on 14th May. He’ll be looking at the history of the type, along with the work he did on restoring Trident 3B G-AWZK at Manchester, and the work-to-date on our very own Trident 1C G-ARPO at Sunderland. If you’re in the area, why not head along. Neil is the authority on Trident history and knowledge. You’re sure to learn lots! Click here to find out more...

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Wickes sponsor us

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Today we’ve arranged with Wickes to provide supplies to recreate the Pullman-style tables in our aircraft cabin, which were authentic to the aircraft when it was in service. Wickes have agreed to give a very generous sponsorship of the supplies, so we thank them very much. Keep an eye out for progress pictures of the tables as they come together, and one day you may even get to sit at them if you come and visit the...

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