Vickers Varsity WJ897

On the 19th August 1984 Vickers Varsity WJ897, a former RAF training aircraft maintained and flown by a group of enthusiasts known as the Leicester Aircraft Preservation Group (LAPG), made its last flight.


The aim of this website is to tell the story of the aircraft and the accident which befell it, and to provide a memorial for the aviation enthusiasts who died that day in 1984.

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If you have a link to the LAPG or would like to know more, please go to our 'contact us' page.

This is the sister site to our main website and is intended for tablet computers. Our main collection of photographs can be found on the main site although we have included some here which have come into our possession over the last few years.

We are always grateful for photographs, artifacts, documents and anecdotes about WJ897 and the LAPG, please use our 'Contact' page if you want to get in touch with us.

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Update 19th August 2018

Some of us revisited to mark 34 years.