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Season Premiere Sell Out

The Shuttleworth Collection have just advised us that all remaining tickets for the Season Premiere are likely to be sold today (Thursday 3rd May). There will be no tickets available on the gate for the air display on Sunday 6th May.

Further details about the event are available on the Shuttleworth Collection website.

UPDATE: (Friday 4th May): ALL TICKETS TO THE SEASON PREMIERE AIR SHOW, SUN 6 MAY, HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD. There will be no tickets available on the day and anybody arriving without a valid ticket will be turned away. We apologise for any disappointment caused.

100 Years Ago, Clayton & Shuttleworth in the news

On the 21st April 1918 Canadian Roy Brown was flying a Clayton & Shuttleworth built Sopwith Camel when he was credited with shooting down the infamous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. The event was recorded globally in newspapers and was also commemorated with a souvenir brochure for workers at the Clayton and Shuttleworth company.

The Camel involved was B7270 and had been built by Clayton & Shuttleworth in their Titanic works in Lincoln. The aircraft was issued to 209 Squadron earlier in 1918 and had been flown several times by Roy Brown, being used to shoot down other aircraft before being credited with the victory on 21st April.

At the time of the victory, Richard Shuttleworth was approaching his ninth birthday. Perhaps some of the reports of aircraft built by his uncle’s company had the effect of inspiring Richard and fostered an interest in aviation that would last his lifetime.

100 years on, the Shuttleworth Collection is proud to house an airworthy exact replica of a Sopwith Camel, which can be seen flying at events throughout the summer.

Sopwith Camel and volunteers and engineers responsible for building it
Volunteers and engineers responsible for building and testing the airworthy Sopwith Camel based at Shuttleworth. All Photographs courtesy of Darren Harbar.

Miles Hawk Speed Six for Shuttleworth

The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society is pleased to announce that the Shuttleworth Collection has purchased the sole surviving Miles Hawk Speed Six. Funds from the SVAS have been used to purchase the aircraft which will be arriving at Old Warden later in 2018.

Miles Hawk Speed Six - Darren Harbar

The Miles Hawk Speed Six is a racing aeroplane developed from the Miles Hawk Major during the 1930s and will fit in well with the racing aircraft including the iconic de Havilland DH88 Comet and Percival Mew Gull already resident with the Collection.

Parnall Elf Colour Scheme Unveiled


During the recent restoration of the Parnall Elf, evidence has been found for one of it’s original colour schemes.

For many years the Elf has been seen in its classic cream and green colours, but the original colour scheme appears to have been even more striking!


Parnall Elf Side copy

The original colour scheme for the Elf (mocked up in the side view of a MkI Elf above) featured a dove grey fuselage with orange/red highlights and light pink wings.

The Elf will certainly make a striking scene when it returns to the skies over Old Warden!

New Event for Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth - The Musical August will be a season for music at Shuttleworth this year as a second musical event will take to the stage over the same weekend as the Collection’s popular Flying Proms concert.

On Sunday 19th August a new event, Shuttleworth – the Musical will debut at Old Warden. It is based (very loosely!) on the story of Shuttleworth and will be an event like no other seen.

More details available at the Shuttleworth Collection website

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