Following a Chapman Freeborn anniversary celebration at the Brooklands Mueseum in May 2013, people associated with the vanguard learned funds were needed to repaint the plane. A sum of £5000 was raised and presented to Paul Essex on the 10th July by Mike Timson, ex Hunting Cargo Airlines, who originally donated the Vanguard to the Museum. This £5000 was raised by the following contributers:
Eleven Group Consulting
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Ltd
A donation was also made Tom Blakeman, Aviation Solutions Co Ltd.
We would like to extend a big thank you to all that have donated their time, money, and resources to the continued upkeep of the last complete Vickers Vanguard.
Electric tug, Cherry picker, Steps, Assorted equipment and tools
Main Deck Cargo Igloo
Newark Air Museum
Ulster Aviation Society
Aircraft Maintenance Manuals
East Midlands Aeropark
Donated the Fuel System and Electrical System Trainer