Sunday, 10 May 2015

Harry Tate May be Emigrating to Australia

The Vintage Aviator's reproduction Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 ZK-RES2 may be in the process of being sold to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook in Victoria.  The aircraft is currently located at Point Cook along with The Vintage Aviator's reproduction SE 5A ZK-SES.

The RE8 was nick-named Harry Tate in WW1 after a well known music hall comedian of the time.

The above photo was taken at the TVAL display at Masterton in November 2012 showing the aircraft marked as A4267 of 52 Suadron Royal Air Force from 1918..

ZK-RES2 is the third RE8 airframe the The Vintage Aviator has built - the first one was a non-flying example that is displayed in The Omaka Avaition Heritage Centre, and the second one was ZK-TVC that went to the RAF Museum at Hendon in London.

No comments:

Post a comment