The aircraft was put up for disposal in January 1961 having flown an absolute total of almost 1280 hours during Service. In ‘retirement’ VR930 spent several years at RAF Colerne, and periods at RNAS Yeovilton and Boscombe Down, being used as a spares source for the RNHF’s original Sea Fury FB.11 (TF956). With the loss of the latter aircraft in 1989 the decision was taken to rebuild VR930 and she was duly moved to British Aerospace’s Brough works for restoration to flying standard, eventually joining the RNHF in 1998 in pristine condition in 802 NAS Korean War markings.
VR930 now bears her authentic, original 802 NAS code of ‘110/Q’ as allocated when she first joined the unit at the shore base of RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland, and embarked in HMS Vengeance in 1948. This early scheme was applied to all F.10 and the early FB.11 aircraft.