Funds are urgently needed to buy F3 XR713 from Leuchars.
Donate here to bring XR713 from Leuchars to Wattisham
This is is the last uncut F3, and it is planned to dismantle and reassemble at Wattisham.
The Wattisham Station Heritage have a Hardened Aircraft Shelter allocated to preserve this aircraft, alongside their Phantom and Hunter.
This is very much XR713's spiritual home, having spent much of her life at RAF Wattisham with 111 Sqn.
All donors will receive a certificate of their contribution, and those of £50 and over will receive an invitation to its official rollout.
Fantastic response at the Twilight Run, when £1700 was donated.
We now have £2600, which makes the total £10,000 so far.
Please keep donating!
Please donate as generously as you can via the link below, or send cheques payable to Wattisham Airfield Museum to,
12 Newark Rd,
Notts. NG24 2QF.
In the event of the appeal being unsuccessful, all monies will be returned.
Colin Collis's Photo Shoot
The Lightning Preservation Group
We are a group of enthusiasts based at Bruntingthorpe airfield Nr Leicester who are dedicated to maintaining two of the last few remaining English Electric LIGHTNING aircraft in fully functional condition.
LPG members and friends in front of XS904, the World's last Lightning to make a military flight.
RAF Wattisham Q-SHED - Rebuild complete but funds still needed
They protected you now you protect them!
The re-erection of the RAF Wattisham QRA Shed is 100% complete thanks to the generosity of our supporters. All our donor's names are recorded on our Contributors Board in the hangar.
However the building still has to be fitted out with storyboards telling the Cold War and Lightning histories. Added to this we have ongoing challenge to keep both Lightnings in fully functional condition.
We have therefore decided to invite existing contributors to top up their donation at any time and at the same time invite new donors to the scheme whereby we will commission an new name, to be permanently displayed in the hangar, for a minimum of a £50 donation. You will be in good company as the likes of Wg Cdr Roland "Bee" Beamont are recorded. The specified name can be of your choice and we have a number of names "In memory of" which is a fitting way to remember a loved one or colleague.
If you have the time, then please attend one of the Open Days. If you wish to make a donation, any amount, large or small is most welcome. If you wish to pay by cheque please make payment to "LPG" enclosing a SAE and send to:
Richard Norris, 2 Spring Hill, Little Staughton, Beds, MK44 2BS (tel: 01234 378827). An SAE would be appreciated.
Want to see the "Office"? Come to an Open Day and sit in it yourself!
After reading our website if you have any specific question please send us your enquiry
With regard to enquiries about PUBLIC MEMBERSHIP SCHEMES, please be advised that at the present time we do not have one.
Please click link if you would like to make a donation
Fantastic new exclusive Lightning DVD contains unique on board footage of the Lightning Scramble Runs.
To order click here.
- Photographers Evening, Saturday 22nd February.
More details to follow.
New Q-Shed Scramble photos by David Evans
Click here to view photos
LPG eStore Latest offer
The story of when Britain's aircraft ruled the World. Price per copy £25 inc p&p.
Lightning Boys 2 - More true tales from pilots and crew of the English Electric Lightning - Richard Pike
We are fortunate to be able to offer a limited quantity of signed copies by ex-Lightning pilots.
We have managed to obtain the last few copies of the "Lightning Boys" intial print run. Price per copy £25 inc p&p.
Originally available from Royal Hampshire and out of production for many years the LPG has re-commissioned this quality model. Length 9cm x 6.5cm wingspan x 6.5cm high including stand.
Lightning F6, Binbrook Flagship, XR 728/JS, LTF
This limited edition model of our jet includes an exclusive card signed by Group Captain John Spencer, XR728's pilot and RAF Binbrook Station Commander.
Lightning F6, XR770/AA,
5 Sqn, 1987
We are down to the last few of this limited edition model.
Stewart Scott: English Electric Lightning-Volume 2
The Lightning Force. In support of the Q-Shed Appeal, Stewart has kindly agreed that the LPG may sell the second volume of his definitive history of the Lightning at a substantial discount.
English Electric Lightning by Tim McLelland
Published July 2009 by Ian Allan. 224 pages with colour and B/W photos.
Aviation Classics English Electric Lightning Bookazine
129 pages detailing the conception, development, service and preservation of the iconic Lightning. All backed up with superb photography.Hours of reading and great value.
Lightnings at Warton
Lightnings at Warton
Lightnings at Binbrook
Lightnings at Binbrook