The Team's first real attempt at recovering a full size aircraft. This was a Varsity from Sibson airfield in 1988.
Vehicles used at Sibson were a brand new Brooklands Belle and a two year old Daphne.
Below it is unloaded at Brooklands by The Belle and Milly, while SP2 looks on. 

A wonderfully atmospheric photo of Mick Bates looking at the aircraft he single-handedly dismantled and would soon put back together again!

Some of the team pose for a photo with the good and great of Brooklands (possibly the first appearance of the 'Lucky Jumper')

NOTE There is a short video of this job in the Aviation Playlist at