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Its been a little while!

Posted by Daniel Sherburn on December 14, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi All,

Sorry I have posted on here for a few months, I have been flat out doing my day Job as a warehouse supervisor so not much time for the DPG.

I post on Facebook more often so to se the latest please check out https://www.facebook.com/DovePreservationGroup/ ;

You do not have to join facebook to see this page.

I hope everyone has a good Christmas and New Year.

Cheers, Dan

ZK-DHW update

Posted by Daniel Sherburn on August 10, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi All,

As we head in to the final hour of the kickstarter campaign I would like to thank those whom have pledged their hard earned.

The Kickstarter whilst not raising the funds hoped has exposed the group to a wider audience and has hopefully sparked others to get out in to the aviation preservation collective.

We take a step back and search for other options and have a review of the DPG and its future direction.

Thank you again.


Daiel Sherburn

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."




ZK-DHW crowd funding project

Posted by [email protected] on July 11, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi All, 

It's with great excitement that we have launched a crowd funding page on kick starter with the aim of raising funds to purchase Dove 8 C/N: 04533 ZK-DHW.

DHW is currently in storage but is complete including engines and avionics, we believe this will be an excellent candidate for an airworthy restoration.

more details can be found at the link below.

Regards, Daniel Sherburn


Quick Update

Posted by Daniel Sherburn on May 31, 2015 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi All,

I realized it has been a while since I have put an update on the website. I keep facebook up to date so stay in touch through there.

I have been cleaning both Doves up and are currently on the look out for Wing bolts, I will add photo soon.

Also there is a potential project soon so I hope to go public within the next month with details.

regards, Daniel Sherburn

Dove 8 and Huge Parts Lot Available.

Posted by Daniel Sherburn on March 3, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Devon 21 Syndicate based in Auckland, New Zealand has decided to cease operation and is liquidating it's aircraft and spares.

Items for sale include:

ZK-DHW 1963 S/N 04-533 (Ex G-ASMG) Mk8 DH Dove (engines and propellers were serviceable at time of grounding). Both wings have main spar corrosion and require significant work.

We also have several 40ft containers of miscellaneous spares:

Container 1: Mostly panels and used control surfaces, 1 new tailplane, 1 new aileron, new undercarriage legs, new and used fuel tanks.

Container 2: Mostly parts from DHW, but also misc panels, seats and other parts.

Container 3: Engine parts, new and used fuel tanks, unused recovered flaps.

Container 4: Misc. boxed (mostly N.O.S.) spares some Dove/Devon specific but also some general British hardware.

Also in our hangar- 5 engines in various states of repair/assembly, propellers, belly panels and control surfaces.

Price on application. Our preference is to sell in bulk, as is, where is. Aircraft and containers located at North Shore Airfield, Auckland, New Zealand. We will not be selling small parts individually.


[email protected]

Great Day for the DPG

Posted by [email protected] on October 18, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi People,

Well I announced yesterday on facebook that we had some exciting news for the DH.104 Dove Preservation Group.

You will have already noticed our new logo and I would like to thank our good friend Johnny Fernandez for donating a considerable amount of time designing It, as I think you will agree it is a striking looking logo.


The new logo represents the beginning of the next chapter for the DPG.


We are now officially registered as a not for profit organisation and have acquired two airframes for static restoration:


C/N: 04097, Manufactured in 1947 the aircraft was registered YI-ABK, TJ-ACA, D-100, G-ATGI, VQ-ZJC & VH-ABM.


C/N: 04486, Manufactured in 1957 the aircraft was registered as PH-ION, G-ASMX & VH-DHN.


Stay tuned for more restoration updates.


Daniel Sherburn

Dove Parts. Contact

Posted by [email protected] on August 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi People,

Received this message over the weekend.

Regards D.P.G

Name : Martin Whale

Email Address : [email protected]

Message : Hi Guys

I have been in the Dove business for the past 20 years, have 4 a/c myself and the largest collection of genuine spares for airframe, engine and props in the world. ( Over 1 million parts )

Its not my main business so responses may be a bit slow. If you can provide part numbers its easier to say if I have stock.

I also have pdf copies of the manuals or can make them as I have a complete set.

All spares are in the UK

Door Hinges Wanted

Posted by [email protected] on July 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi People,

D.P.G member Phil is restoring a Dove and requires a pair of main door hinges if you can help out please inbox him.

Regards, D.P.G

DH.104 in Childrens Book

Posted by [email protected] on June 5, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi People,

We received this message of interest.


Dear Dove/Devon Enthusiasts,

I am a children's author and thought you might be interested that a Devon features in my recently-published children's book, "Trouble in Teutonia". The story is a retro-style adventure and is set in 1957 during the Cold War in a country not unlike Germany. As well as Photo Reconnaissance Meteors, a DH Devon plays a major role in the story. I don't know if this is a first for children's fiction! My "technical advisor" was an old friend of my dad's, Brian Ashley, who flew both Meteors and Devons. You might be interested in the book's website http://www.troubleinteutonia.com/planes_and_cars.html  

The book was launched at Brooklands Museum in April and I'd be very happy to let you have any more information about it.

All the best, S.P.Moss




Nose Gear doors wanted

Posted by [email protected] on May 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi People,

received this request last week.

Looking for front and side nose wheel doors for DH104 Dove, part numbers as follows: front nosewheel door (fairing with light) Part No. 4 FS 2825A Side nosewheel door (wheelwell), Part No 4 FS 4627A contact: [email protected]

drop him a line if you can assist.

Regards D.P.G