For the start of 2016, we have planned volunteer working days for the second Thursday in the month from April to September.

Our next volunteer working day will be on Saturday 7th of May 2016 from 10.00 am to 16.00pm. You have very welcome to come and pay us a visit.

We are also needing to fundraise as much as possible towards our £7,500 target for the aircraft wrap. If you can help in any way towards this target, or know of others who could help, please do so.

We are hoping for some very good sunshine weather in Liverpool over the summer so that we may get the paint stripping, preparation and fuselage wrapping done before winter comes (we can't do it in the rain or cold temperatures as the paint stripper won't work).

For all Games of Thrones fans, the phrase 'Winter is coming...' is not one we like to hear, and so we are really hoping for a good British summer to give us a chance to get as much work done outside as possible.

We are currently restoring Bristol Britannia aircraft G-ANCF Charlie Fox at the former passenger terminal at Speke in Liverpool.


The Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust is in full swing restoring one of the last few remaining Britannia aircraft in the world.

Our key targets 2016 is:
  • The aircraft paint-stripped, primed and 'wrapped' in its 1964 British Eagle livery when the aircraft operated out of Liverpool Speke Airport. 'Wrapping' is a method which uses vinyl sheets to create the complete aircraft livery. There is no need for paint. The livery produced in this fashion should last up to 20-30 years. It is also more economical than paint and more environmental friendly. As the aircraft is outside permanently in a public space, it is not possible to spray paint it. Using rollers to paint the aircraft would not give the finish we require, and the paint work may need touching up every five years or so.
The entire project relies on the kind donations of time, materiel and funds by businesses and individuals who would like to see Charlie Fox back on its feet and standing proudly at its original British Eagle home at Speke, South Liverpool.

Our fundraising target for the above work is £7,500!
We are really focusing on reaching our target by the end of summer 2016. We welcome all help with funds, with time or with materiel.

This is how much we will need to complete the paint stripping, priming, get a specialist firm in to do the wrapping,

We would like to not only thank everyone in the Liverpool and surrounding areas who attend the annual Speke Air Fair in June and who give us their support by putting coins in our collection box but also every individual and business, local and national, who has donated to the project, in one form or another, in the past and presently.

Please visit our Help Us pages to read about different ways you can help the project.


Please see our acknowledgement page for a full list of sponsors of, and contributors to, the Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust: