xm496 preservation society

XM496 - Regulus

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The preservation of "The Whispering Giant" as the Britannia is affectionately known has been a labour of love for all the volunteers who have taken the XM496 from being close to scrap to a fully restored aircraft. For further details of the XM496 story please visit this page where you will find a fully documented history of its restoration.

The Preservation Society is registered with the Inland Revenue as Not for Profit Organisation. Much of it's work is carried out as a labour of love by the many helpers who freely donate their time.

The Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society restrict it's self to the preservation of XM496 Britannia., The Society does however have links with many other organisations and charities. For further details please view our links page.

The XM496 Preservation Society like many others is always on the look out for helpers of all abilities, if you feel you can help then please contact us.

If you would like to sponsor the XM 496 Preservation Society and have a link on this web site then please contact us.

The Society

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Welcome to the home of the The Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society

The Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of the XM496 Bristol Britannia in full RAF Transport Command Livery. The XM496 Regulus is the only Ex RAF fully complete Britannia in the World.

The preservation of "The Whispering Giant" as the Britannia is affectionately known has been a labour of love for all the volunteers who have taken the XM496 from being close to scrap to a fully restored aircraft. For further details of the XM496 story please visit this page where you will find a fully documented history of its restoration.

The Preservation Society is registered with the Inland Revenue as Not for Profit Organisation. Much of it's work is carried out as a labour of love by the many helpers who freely donate their time and their money. Helpers receive no renumeration for any expences incurred.

The Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society restrict it's self to the preservation of XM496 Britannia., The Society does however have links with many other organisations and charities. For further details please view our links page.

The XM496 Preservation Society like many others is always on the look out for helpers of all abilities, if you feel you can help then please contact us.

Open Days

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The XM496 is located in the heart of rural Gloucestershire at Cotswold Airport near Kemble.

The entrance to the airport is off the A433 Cirencester/Tetbury road and is signposted.

There is no access from the A429 Cirencester to Malmsbury Road.

Once at the airport the XM496 is clearly sign posted

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We are open to the public on the 1st and 3rd  Sundays of the month

NEXT PUBLIC OPEN DAYS:
SUNDAY, 30th November 2014
SUNDAY 7th December 2014
Between 12.00 hours and 16.00 (12 noon to 4pm)
We can open by request at other times and would like at least two weeks notice if possble.
Contact: chair(at) xm496.com

The XM496 Restoration Society has a facebook page. Please feel free to visit.

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