For many years, the Alfred Renard National Fund – FNAR-, as a tribute to the civilian engineer Alfred Renard, Belgian designer and builder of aircraft, have been constructing a replica of one of his legendary creations, the Renard R-31, a high-wing aircraft, equipped with a Rolls Royce 500 hp engine. Two squadrons equipped with this aircraft had their hour of glory during the defense of Belgian territory at the start of the Second World War II during the 18 Days Campaign of May 1940.
The replica is made of wood, covered with canvas, with some metal accessories, and without a motor, while the structure of the actual aircraft was metallic.
The construction of the replica continues every Saturday by a handful of FNAR volunteers and the AELR volunteers. The project has been ongoing for several years and the intention is to complete it by the end of 2021.