Wings and Wheels Society.

The Buccaneer Aviation Group Anti Detector Run 9-7-2022.

About the Buccaneer Aviation Group: Having moved from Bruntingthorpe in August 2020, The Buccaneer Aviation Group (TBAG) a not-for-profit organisation of volunteers are now based at Cotswold Airport (formerly RAF Kemble). TBAG plan for both XX894 'Norma' and XW544 to regularly perform Fast-Taxi/Anti -Detector Runs to the public, and to take part in photographic night shoots. Also Buccaneer XW550, a restored cockpit section exhibit will continue to be seen at several events and Kemble, near the AV8 cafe on certain days, to promote the group's activities. The preservation of these aircraft is to honour the service and dedication of the air and ground crews, the people who built them and the memories associated with the Buccaneer. The Aircraft in service had exceptional low-altitude performance and was one of the most capable aircraft of its kind. A triumph for Britain's aviation industry, the subsonic strike jet was best known for being operated by the Royal Navy, and the RAF in Operation Desert Storm. Our Visit: So, on a hot summer's day Wings Web Meister Dave Lamb and myself attended our first booking of a TBAG event, in the form of an Anti-Det Run, and what a brilliant event it was. XX894 'Norma' was prepped and ready for a static run up of its 2 mighty 20,500 lbs of thrust Rolls-Royce Spey Engines to detect faults (as if it were on an aircraft carrier prior to take off). Also attending the event was TV star Hornby/Airfix aircraft designer Paramjit Sembhi show casing the new release Airfix 1:48 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 C/D model kit (watch out for the next series), who along with TBAG volunteers were great to chat too and extremely helpful throughout the afternoons event. We also discussed with TBAG members a potential Wings & Wheels Society talk and visit tba in future years. We would like to give our thanks to this Buccaneer Group for making our visit a special and fascinating event. Why not visit The Buccaneer Aviation Group Website at

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong to D Lamb and R Kelsey.