The wreckage of the aircraft was recovered from Northern Norway after crashing following a dogfight with an HE 111 in the defence of Narvick.
We wish to complete the restoration of the Gladiator using both undamaged items from the wreckage and parts constructed from the original GAC technical drawings and reverse engineered drawings.
The Bristol Mercury engine and three blade Fairy-Reed propeller are almost complete and ready for testing. New internally sprung main wheels have been manufactured and are being assembled.
The only one privately owned of potential restoration to airworthy standard. Operational with No. 3 squadron of the RAF and piloted by the likes of Bader in the heady days of the famous 1920’s Hendon Air Pageants.
This Gloster Gamecock was recovered from the Finnish Air Force having been operational in the Winter War with the Soviet forces.
2 years from completion of this beautiful restoration, this Gloster Gamecock flight release is a full UK CAA ‘permit to fly’ all necessary regulations having been satisfied in the restoration process.