Jumping for joy with Harrier Jump Jet

South Yorkshire Aero Museum have recently received a former RAF Harrier to add to their collection. Pictured are Ian Kingsnorth from the museum, front, with Iain MacDonald, left, and Ken Bailey from ATC 1053 Armthorpe Corps.

South Yorkshire Aero Museum have recently received a former RAF Harrier to add to their collection. Pictured are Ian Kingsnorth from the museum, front, with Iain MacDonald, left, and Ken Bailey from ATC 1053 Armthorpe Corps.

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IT has taken a decade but Doncaster’s air museum has got its hands on one of Britain’s most iconic warplanes.

The arrival of a Harrier Jump Jet at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Lakeside is the result of a successful alliance with young air cadets from Armthorpe.

Last year the museum in Airborne Road received news that a grounded Harrier at the Air Training Corps Squadron in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, had to be moved.

Volunteers spent three days disassembling the Harrier ready to be transported to Doncaster and its re-assembly.

Built in 1969, XV752 was one of the first Harriers in service with the RAF. It was retired in 1991, having last served in Germany.

Still owned by the MoD the jet will be based at the attraction under the care of 1,053 Armthorpe Squadron Air Training Corps.