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  • Bruce
    Independent analyst
    • Jan 2000
    • 10226

    Duxford Diary 2014

    A couple of hours early, here is the new thread for 2014.

    Have fun!



    Bruce
    Last edited by Bruce; 6th March 2014, 09:32.
  • DCW
    DCW
    David Whitworth
    • Sep 2010
    • 2449

    #2
    I thought I'd leave a reminder of previous years' coverage. These threads disappear from the forum, but will still survive by the magic of the internet and can be found at:

    'Duxford, again' (2011): http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...d.php?t=108052

    Duxford Diary 2012: http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=114038

    Duxford Diary 2013: http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...ord-Diary-2013
    20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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    • DCW
      DCW
      David Whitworth
      • Sep 2010
      • 2449

      #3
      Here's the latest news from Duxford, concerning the appearance of the ARCo Spitfire Tr.9 G-CCCA (PV202) at the forthcoming Bahrain Airshow:

      http://www.gulfweeklyworldwide.com/a...rticleid=31525

      It appears that 'QV-I' was repainted as W3632 ( A presentation Spitfire named 'Bahrain' and flown by the remarkable David Scott-Malden ) before leaving Duxford by container in late November.
      20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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      • Baldeagle
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Feb 2006
        • 199

        #4
        http://www.aviationbanter.com/attach...5&d=1309304227




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        • DCW
          DCW
          David Whitworth
          • Sep 2010
          • 2449

          #5
          Duxford Wednesday 1st January:

          20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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          • Bob
            Bob
            Aerophile
            • Jan 2000
            • 3662

            #6
            With all the expertise at DX shouldn't be too hard to patch that...
            Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

            行雲流水

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            • wamb17
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Nov 2011
              • 141

              #7
              Hello and Happy New year all... Can't wait to see what DX 2014 brings

              I'm guessing that PV202 will return ?
              http://www.raftransportcommandmemorial.com

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              • aust1n
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Dec 2013
                • 16

                #8
                Happy new year to all, and a big thank you for all the updates last year.

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                • DazDaMan
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Aug 2003
                  • 18720

                  #9
                  That damage should just buff right out!
                  Daren Cogdon

                  Spitfire fanatic

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                  • adrian_gray
                    Which idiot let HIM in?
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 3017

                    #10
                    Could be worse - didn't the 1987 storm put the part-completed cladding of the then-Superhangar across the A505?

                    Adrian
                    "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                    • SADSACK
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 3486

                      #11
                      re;

                      I would guess its not the repairs that are the problem its the paperwork held up by Christmas and New Year?
                      pb::

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                      • Consul
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2004
                        • 1772

                        #12
                        I doubt you could just pop down to B&Q for a replacement panel - one of the issues with arty designs rather than more conventional hangars is the need to re-fabricate bespoke bits.
                        "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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                        • Duxman
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2005
                          • 954

                          #13
                          With no movements to report so far this year what with the weather and the current closure of DX a rummage thru the archives came across the attached picture of Sally B in 1975 at Duxford , in a strip of negatives not previously scanned. I am sure some will recollect the occasion !! ( more to follow later on that )


                          B.17 Sally B by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                          Duxman

                          Flikr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

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                          • Propstrike
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2004
                            • 4010

                            #14
                            I am just trying to orientate myself with that picture, given all the houses in the background. There are no such houses to the west

                            The only sense I can make of it, is if the Fort is sitting on some now grubbed up apron on the south side, ie about the same orientation as this photo.
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                            • skeeler
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jul 2008
                              • 145

                              #15
                              Surely it's looking ESE from the northern side towards Duxford village. Taken before the M11 was built and apparently from a raised position?

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                              • Wyvernfan
                                wyvernfan@gmail.com
                                • Oct 2007
                                • 5903

                                #16
                                Its looking approximately north east, with part of the village of Whittlesford in the background. The ground behind Sally B is rising from right to left away from Duxford village and up towards the A505 (pre M11).
                                The hills / trees in the far distance are known locally as Wandlebury !


                                Rob
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                                • Propstrike
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Mar 2004
                                  • 4010

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Wyvernfan View Post
                                  Its looking approximately north east, with part of the village of Whittlesford in the background. The ground behind Sally B is rising from right to left away from Duxford village and up towards the A505 (pre M11).
                                  The hills / trees in the far distance are known locally as Wandlebury !


                                  Rob

                                  So am I right in supposing that all that hard-standing has gone under the plough, since it isn't there now as far as I can see. This must be pretty near where the Movie 'chateau' was erected.

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                                  • Roobarb
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Mar 2005
                                    • 1186

                                    #18
                                    Nowhere near where the Chateu was, that was on the southern side. The pan is still exactly where it is in the photo. Remember, no M11, no Superhangar/Airspace/spam tin, No ARC hangar. You could clearly see straight over to Whittlesford.
                                    The topographgy was much flatter then.

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                                    • Duxman
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Mar 2005
                                      • 954

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Duxman View Post
                                      With no movements to report so far this year what with the weather and the current closure of DX a rummage thru the archives came across the attached picture of Sally B in 1975 at Duxford , in a strip of negatives not previously scanned. I am sure some will recollect the occasion !! ( more to follow later on that )

                                      Duxman

                                      Flikr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/
                                      To follow up the image of Sally B, the date was the 24th August 1975 that marked he departure of David Tallichets B.24J N94559 from Duxford (en route to USA via Stansted and Prestwick) which resulted in a formation flypast with the BBMF and the Ormond Haydon-Baillie Sea Fury. We covered the event in the Duxford 2013 thread in March last year with a few colour images but the black and white pictures below have just come to light and not been published before so on this rather wet Saturday morning in the Duxford area they may bring some past memories back.


                                      B.24 N94559 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                                      B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                                      B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                                      B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                                      B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                                      B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                                      B24f by AJCDuxman, on Flickr



                                      BBMF 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


                                      B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      Duxman

                                      Flikr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

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                                      • DazDaMan
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Aug 2003
                                        • 18720

                                        #20
                                        Great pics - and a great start to the thread!
                                        Daren Cogdon

                                        Spitfire fanatic

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