Flying High – We’re in the News!

We’re flying high in the Portsmouth News today with a story about our work for the RAF on a monument dedicated to a long-serving Royal jet.

The paper is carrying an article about the project at RAF Northolt in Middlesex to install a Hawker Siddeley 125 (HS125) aircraft as a gate guardian next to iconic Spitfire and Hurricane fighters.

It was given pride of place at the airbase in recognition of the HS125 type’s service over the past 44 years.

Our structural engineer Noor Awan expertly managed the whole project over a two-month period. Work on the monument included design, laying foundations, brickwork, lighting, arrange a commemorative plaque and site supervision. Our staff James Bengree and Horace McAndrew also played key roles in the project.

We already have a strong track record in conservation work on such prestigious properties as Horseguards Parade, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London so it was an honour to be asked to carry out this work.

The HS125 type aircraft, part of 32 Squadron at RAF Northolt, was withdrawn from service in March of this year.

It was used to fly the Queen, Government Ministers and senior military officers after coming into service in April 1971.

Aircraft also saw service in a communications role in many military operations, including both Gulf Wars, Afghanistan and Libya.

The aircraft at RAF Northolt – ZD621 – is the only HS125 remaining in existence. It came into service in 1983 and amassed a total of 15,085 flight hours.

It was unveiled at a ceremony by outgoing Station Commander, Group Captain Andy Bacon.

RAF Northolt, near Ruislip and Uxbridge in West London, started life as an operational aerodrome in 1915 and was home to several fighter squadrons during the Battle of Britain.

You can read more on the News website at www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/business/local-business/portsmouth-firm-installs-raf-monument-to-royal-family-jet-1-6988957 or why not pop out and buy a copy of the paper?

We’re flying high in the Portsmouth News today with a story about our work for the RAF on a monument…

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