About the Society

Membership and Constitution

Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society (CBFS) was formed by several aviation enthusiasts. Its aim is to restore and perpetuate the advancement of aviation preservation in the UK. We are mainly concerned with fighter aircraft at present: the rebuild of our very early Hurricane and Fury will be a tribute to 85 and 43 Squadrons and especially to Squadron Leader Peter Townsend. We are currently looking for volunteers (male or female) with or without mechanical/ engineering backgrounds (great enthusiasm is all that’s needed), to assist with restoring and refinishing components.

We have two workshops – one at Little Gransden, the other in the Warboys area. Work on both the Hurricane and Fury takes place in either workshop.

In each workshop, our Constitution is displayed concerning policy and membership.

Mission Statement

The Society was formed in 1996 to perpetuate the history of 85 Squadron and all the servicemen which served in the Second World War, starting from the Battle of France; to commemorate my father’s service in 85 Squadron working alongside Squadron Leader Peter Townsend; to fulfill the restoration of this Mark I Hurricane and Fury as a permanent memorial to those brave men and to make it available for educational purposes and historical research. Our main objectives are to advance aviation preservation and to preserve all aspects of the national aviation heritage. We have just rewritten our Constitution which is a 5-page document and includes this mission statement.