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Volunteers are restoring vintage fighter jet

Volunteers are restoring the Phantom, a vintage fighter jet from the Cold War era ahead of a celebratory exhibition next year.

The Phantom is being repaired at RAF Cosford in Shropshire by volunteers, as they aim to get the aircraft working again for the 10 June 2018. The fighter jet will be a part of a 100 aircraft exhibition to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

The jet is famous for breaking the speed record from Land End's in Cornwall (Britain's most southwestern point) to John O'Groats in north Scotland (Britain's most northeastern tip).

Peter Reoch, the airshow operations manager, said:

It's really important to look at heritage. The RAF is still fairly young really at only 100-years-old but there's so much heritage.

But these Phantoms, there's not actually that many that have survived since time has gone on.

– Peter Reoch