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    Barracuda recovery Christchurch 1966

    I have been reading the thread about the FAAM restoration of DP872 . This started me wondering what became of the Barracuda wreckage recovered from the sea just off Highcliffe( nr Christchurch) on 4 June 1968?
    The wreckage was taken to the MEXE site after recovery and , working for the MPBW at nearby SRDE , I and a couple of other aircraft nuts were able to go and view it.
    I believe the remains went to Yeovilton ...but can anyone confirm this?
    The aircraft was I believe ....RJ762 Barracuda TBR3 750Sq and the ditching date was 20 June 1952.
    http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/

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    That's quite interesting, it piqued my interest as my parents had a bungalow at Barton-on-sea. I expect you have seen the account from the Christchurch History Society although they state that part of it was recovered in 1981 and brought ashore a Mudeford Quay http://www.historychristchurch.org.u...ristchurch-bay

    Mike
    Pedantic I haven't been that for 4 minutes 36 secs
    http://www.arc-design-it.co.uk

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      #3
      Interesting the claim that a Liberator with airborne lifeboat was seen. Surely they must have meant a similarly equiped Shackleton.

      I doubt there were any B-24's flying around that part of the world in the 50's.

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        #4
        That chunk of wreckage in the 1981 article looks remarkably similar to that from 1968.... look at Flight's images from then....
        https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightP...20-%201023.PDF
        http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/

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