The Dornier 17 as it was lifted from the seabed

The Dornier as it starts to surface        The Dornier about to be lowered onto the GPS Boxer 

On the 10th June 2013 at 6.26 pm (BST local time) the world watched as the Dornier 17 was raised from the Seabed in the English Channel. The RAF Museum’s Audio Visual specialist Robert Wright was on board the GPS Apollo and captured amazing footage in the lead up to and as the aircraft was raised.

View the raising of the Dornier 17 here.

In the coming weeks we will bring you further footage of the Dornier 17 including its journey to Cosford and the hydration tunnels where the aircraft is now housed. If you would like to find out more about the aircraft history and project click here.

The lifting of the Dornier has been made possible by support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, EADS, 328 Support Services, the RAF Historical Society, the RAF American Foundation and the generosity of the public. The exhibition and conservation of the Dornier is supported by Wargaming.net.

However, if you would like to support the conservation of the Dornier 17 please click on the button directly below.

Karen Crick, Marketing Manager
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Karen Crick, Marketing Manager

Since joining the museum in 1998 I have worked in various roles, most recently as Marketing Manager. No two working days are ever the same in this National Museum and promoting a world class aviation collection gives a great sense of pride.

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