TFC's logo, an indian head.

The Fighter Collection (TFC) are a british warbird operator based at Duxford Airfield. They own the largest collection of airworthy WWII warbirds in Europe. TFC are run by a proffesional team of engineers and pilots, who carry out work at airshows and for film work. TFC also run Flying Legends, 'Europes premier aviation event', at Duxford each year.


TFC was set up by Stephen Grey, a british aviation enthusiast. He said it was his aim to collect every single allied fighter aircraft in WWII.

Flying Legends 2013 was Steven Grey's last airshow display. He flew the Grumman Bearcat on both days, before handing his 'Joker' role to his son, Nick, who flew the Gloster Gladiator.


Aircraft Type Mark Serial Reg. Number Markings Status
Grumman Bearcat F-8F 2P BuNo 121714 G-RUMM US Navy Airworthy
Hawker Seafury T.20 WG655 NX20 Fleet Air Arm Airworthy
Goodyear Corsair FG-1D BuNo 88297 G-FGID "KD345" of 1850 NAS Fleet Air Arm, HMS Vengeance Airworthy
Grumman Wildcat FM-2 BuNo 86711 G-RUMW Fleet Air Arm Airworthy
Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K BuNo 80141 G-BTCC Lt Alexander Vraciu VF-6 US Navy Airworthy
Yakolev Yak 3U 170101 G-BTHD Under Restoration
Gloster Gladiator Mk.II N5903 G-GLAD 72 Sqn RAF Airworthy
North American Mustang TF-51 44-14561

Capt Frank E Birtciel 343rd FS, 55th FG

Republic Thunderbolt P-47G-10-CU 42-25068 G-CDVX Under Restoration
Curtiss Kittyhawk P-40B BuNo 16073 G-CDWH 284 /18th Pursuit Group USAAC Airworthy
Curtiss Hawk 75 Hawk 75A 82 G-CCVH

French Air Force

Supermarine Spitfire LF Vb EP120 G-LFVB 402 Sqn RCAF Airworthy
Supermarine Spitfire FR XIV MV268 G-SPIT Sqn Johnnie Johnson Airworthy
North American Harvard Mk.IIB FE695 G-BTXI Airworthy
Hawker Nimrod I G-BWWK S1581 802 Sqn FAA '573' Airworthy
Fiat Falco CR.42 Under Restoration
Bristol Beafighter JM135 Under Restoration
Curtiss Warhawk P40F VHPIV Airworthy
Hawker Sea Fury VX653 G-BUCM Under Restoration

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