09 June 2017: CarillionAmey help replace iconic Gate Guardian at RAF Cosford

We worked with Wulfrun Building Services to help replace the iconic Gate Guardian at RAF Cosford. The tired looking supermarine replica spitfire had seen better days and needed to be replaced due to corrosion on the supporting structures.

Our Project Manager, Gary Pierce, and Delivery Manager, Steve Haywood, together with the Wulfrun team, helped with the preparation of the supporting structures. This was to enable the aircraft to be safely delivered on to the pads.

The project coordinated with RAF Flight Lieutenant Broatch, RAF Museum and Babcock’s to provide aircraft technical engineering support during the preparation of the aircraft and its delivery. Karen Wiley, Deputy Hard Facilities Management Contract Monitoring Team, RAF Cosford also helped in coordinating the contractors and various organisations involved.

The newly replaced Jaguar Aircraft XX110 was unveiled on 24 May 2017 by Group Captain and Commandant Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering Mark Hunt. It now sits proudly outside the station headquarters.