Successful Dornier Lift

11th June 2013

Following the successful operation Peter Dye, Director General of the Royal Air Force Museum comments on the lift.

The Dornier 17

‘The Royal Air Force Museum is pleased to announce the successful lift of the only known example of the Dornier Do17, from the Goodwin Sands. This incredibly complex and delicate operation was made possible by a dedicated team of Museum staff and a wider group of partners and associates who gave their time, money or knowledge to help us achieve this goal.

‘We would like to thank all those involved as we embark on the second stage of the project and deliver the aircraft to our conservation centre at Cosford. Members of the public wishing to see the Dornier while it is being conserved are invited to do from this week-end onwards.

‘The recovery and conservation of the Dornier, together with next year’s exciting new exhibition ‘The Great War in the Air’, are the first steps in transforming the Royal Air Force Museum as part of the national and international programme marking the Centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018.’