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    Fred Dunkerley and the Miles M-77 Sparrowjet

    Can anyone tell me where and when this photo was taken ? It shows me sitting on the Miles M-77 Sparrowjet next to Fred Dunkerley. Yeadon or Baginton ? 1954, 1955 ?

    The photo was taken by my father, Frank Murphy

    Many thanks

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    I did think Old Sarum, but Yeadon could well be.
    Last edited by Sabrejet; 3rd March 2017 at 17:13.

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    Looks like the EVENING NEWS S-51 behind G-ANAL. ?

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    The Sparrowjet won the S.B.A.C. Challenge Cup Race at Yeadon on 21 May 1956. Wonder if the photograph was taken on that day? Terrain in the background certainly looks "right" for Yeadon.

    Nearly forgot........Welcome to the Forum, Spud......
    Last edited by Planemike; 3rd March 2017 at 22:36.

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    Its at Shoreham, no question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COSMIC WIND View Post
    Its at Shoreham, no question.
    ... looking across to Mill Hill.

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    Shouldn't the diamond shaped concrete squares give a serious clue for/against!

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    Many thanks to everyone.

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    If you can help me by narrowing down to the year when, you think, the photograph was taken, I might be able to give you a precise date by checking the control tower logs for Shoreham.

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    There's some footage of Fred Dunkerley and the Sparrowjet in this video -


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