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  1. #91
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    Hi Old Fart, I am the one on the right pointing out s few points to a mate, I applied for a job at the museum in early 1974 but to no avail.
    I vivited the museum on numorous occations before and after it had opened it was a very exciting place and I remeber a guy rebuilding a Spitfire in the museum at one time but his name has erased its self from my memory. I will have to seach out some more pictures my father took many at the museum.
    Colin

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    That would have been the "Southend Spitfire" which was displayed for a time in Victoria Avenue, before moving to the museum this was G-CDAN (TB863) now flyin in New Zealand as ZK-XVI.
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    TB863 at HAM

    Photographed in 1973.
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    and at Duxford after restoration... taken on my trusty old 110mm panrix? camera.

    Think it was Duxfords Spitfire show.



    antone follow up with her today?
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    TB863 at Wanaka

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    Have just found another packet of negatives marked 'Southend 1979'. Scanning in progress........
    "The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane"

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    Ok here's the first batch.

    The 'heavyweights' Beverley, Lincoln, Mitchell and Casa.
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    "The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane"

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    The jets, Meteor, Sea Hawk Saab J29 and Thunderstreak.
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    "The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane"

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    cool pics shame about the lincoln but she will live on in aussie
    Cheers,Peter
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    Piston Powered; Harvard, Provest, Storch and a better pic of the Sea Fury.
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    "The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane"

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    And finally, especially for 'Oldfart' the Widgeon in all white c/s.
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    "The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane"

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    Talking

    Blimey, is that a Channel Airways Trident !

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    I've often wondered where the very impressive collection of 'aeronautica', models and engines went. There was also a Rolf Harris painting...

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    I am in the very very very long process of copying the auction catalouge into an HTML document every entry!

    I was lucky enough to get hold of one with a few remarks in listing highest price paid.

    one example was a Silver Plated Luftwaffe Toast Raak WW2 vintage £110 to a Mr Ray Hanna... I think just need to check.

    To all those that have posted picture is it ok for me to use them on my site when I up-load it, you will be given full credit your name will apper

    Cassa 2.111 G-AWHB many thanks to Your Name Collection (C) your name.
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    Anyone know what happened to the Casa?

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    Last spotted leaving Aces High's hangar at North Weald bound for Norfolk and owned by an American collector.

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    So anything could have happened to it? When was it seen leaving North Weald?

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    How about the mitchell, where is that now?

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    B.25 can still be seen at Aces High North weald, now known as BEDSHEET BOMBER I am sure someone can post a picture she does not look like she did in 1973 ! But I would love her for our museum

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    Ollie -I think you take Yak's general directions as gospel. The Casa is safe and sound .

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    I'll post some more recent pics of the B25 & Casa later.

    Old Fart
    Check your PM's, I might be able to help with the webspace?

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    Just about to...

    The B25 is rotton main spar cut in two places heavt corrosion cockpit stripped and when anyone is at weald again look at whats holing it up...

    the props are dug in to the ground,

    I beleve its been left to fall in to such a state as there was a dispute over the owership, who would want to carry out any major work on it if it turns out YOU dont own it after all.

    A shame to see it in such a sad looking state but these things happen if anyone would take it on it'll be a big big job just to move it and the restoration would prove problematical but if someone wats to do it go for it it'll be nice to see her saved.
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    Great Pictures Joe!

    My Dad remembers seeing the Pou de Ciel hanging in the back of a Garage on Southend High Street in his School days!
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  24. #114
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    G-ADXS was displayed at Stories Garage Victoria Avenue or London Road and later went to the museum

    A another flea was displayed at the Palace Theatre this one was the Flea that flew accross the English Channel...scary
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    Quote Originally Posted by ollieholmes
    Anyone know what happened to the Casa?
    I worked on that aircraft in 1993.

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    Thank you guys for that info. It just interest me to know where some of those planes are now.
    For some reason i got the idea that the casa may be the one now at Iwm Duxford.

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    CASA & B25 both taken at North Weald in May 2003
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    ...and the Drover at Lasham, in marginally better condition than the Mitchell
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    Lets hope someone sorts out the issues with the b-25 and gets her flying someday. We need a flying b-25.

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    The B25 will never fly again, the spar was cut

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