Hawker Tomtit ‘K1786’ (G-AFTA)
Image by Hawkeye UK
Owned and operated by the Shuttleworth Collection and seen displaying at the 2017 Season Premier Airshow at Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK.
7th May 2017
The following information is from the Shuttleworth Collection website:-
“This aeroplane was the last Tomtit to be built and is the sole surviving one of its type. It was flown as a ‘hack’ during WWII by Alex Henshaw of pre-war Mew Gull fame.
By 1949 it was owned by Neville Duke who displayed it regularly until he sold it to Hawker Aircraft in 1951. They presented it to the Shuttleworth Collection in 1956 and it returned to Hawker-Siddeley at Dunsfold in 1967 to be restored to its original service livery.”