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  • powerandpassion
    Never Be Afraid to Ask
    • Jul 2012
    • 1255

    Yorkshire Air Museum Mosquito DZ543 remains

    According to the web the Yorkshire Air Museum has the remains of Mosquito DZ543 including a Highball cradle dug up in 1969. Is there a member of the forum who is connected to or lives close by the Museum? I am trying to get photos of the Highball cradle remains to reconstruct a 618 Squadron Highball setup from remains found in Australia. I would be immensely grateful if somebody could photograph the cradle remains from many different angles with as much detail as possible. I am happy to reimburse travel expenses and one warmish Cornish pastie, no sauce. Thank you in anticipation, Ed
  • old eagle
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2004
    • 601

    #2
    I've copied a link to this post on Blue 2's YAM Meteor rebuild thread - hopefully it will ensure he sees it
    Rgds DC

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    • powerandpassion
      Never Be Afraid to Ask
      • Jul 2012
      • 1255

      #3
      Thanks Old Eagle, I owe you a pint.

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      • scotavia
        scotavia
        • Nov 2005
        • 2813

        #4
        This might be the very Mosquito parts recovery that almost got my pal Dave Pickles and his Willys Jeep crushed under a prop which gained momentum when being snatch towed from the site !

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        • ianf
          Volunteer Tanker trash
          • Mar 2011
          • 331

          #5
          I also work at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington. I confess I have never heard of,
          or saw these remains. Were on the web did this info come from? If they do exist they would be in the archives. They are not on display at the museum that I am aware of. There is a tribute to Barnes Wallis with a replica upkeep on a cradle, and the actual catapult he used with his marble experiment. Does this help you?
          Victor K2 real combat jets have ejector seats!

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          • scotavia
            scotavia
            • Nov 2005
            • 2813

            #6
            Ian see http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/.../44/dz543.html

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            • ianf
              Volunteer Tanker trash
              • Mar 2011
              • 331

              #7
              Thanks Scot for the link. Interesting read. You probably know Tony's Mossie is live and taxing at East Kirby. I wonder if he has the remains? I haven't seen a high ball carrier on display, But I will look this Sunday and let you know what I find.
              Victor K2 real combat jets have ejector seats!

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              • richw_82
                White Knuckle Airlines
                • Nov 2009
                • 1679

                #8
                If I remember right, the tailwheel on Tony's aircraft is off DZ543, and the highball bomb cradle is with the Barnes Wallis Memorial Trust. I think they moved their collection out of YAM some time ago?

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                • TwinOtter23
                  NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                  • Jan 2006
                  • 7761

                  #9
                  Some links that might help with the search:

                  http://www.historicalhowden.com/barnes_wallis_memorial_trust

                  https://www.barneswallisfoundation.co.uk/

                  https://www.barneswallisfoundation.co.uk/category/latest-news/
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                  • powerandpassion
                    Never Be Afraid to Ask
                    • Jul 2012
                    • 1255

                    #10
                    Thank you Scotavia, IanF, Richw82 and TO23, I have run out of hands to carry pints so you all have to come behind the bar ! Please let me know IanF if there is anything there or what might have become of it.....

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                    • powerandpassion
                      Never Be Afraid to Ask
                      • Jul 2012
                      • 1255

                      #11
                      The cradle will look something like the pictures of Highball cradles here :

                      https://forum.keypublishing.com/foru...l-set-up/page3

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                      • TwinOtter23
                        NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                        • Jan 2006
                        • 7761

                        #12
                        Pleased to try and be of assistance. The Highball topic is something that I've commented on before and here's some previous input from 2013, was in reference to a 2010 thread that the search function couldn't fin:

                        The Highball topic reminds me of an early work encounter with a storeman back in 1977 / 78. He was always prone to exaggerate anything he told you, so when he told me of Highball Mosquitoes being shipped to the Far East on HMS Fencer and HMS Striker I immediately questioned the validity of his story!

                        I was suitably put in my place the following day when he showed me his pictures from on-board, with all the aircraft stored on deck. An interesting aside was that one of the vessels was sunk and that should have been the one he was on, but he had suffered a very lucky mix-up with his posting!

                        . and then

                        Perhaps his previous exaggerations were still in evidence; as both carriers seemed to have survived!!

                        There are references to the Highball Mosquitoes on the HMS Fencer link below

                        http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/ESCORT/FENCER.htm

                        http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/ESCORT/STRIKER.htm

                        So what happened to the aircraft and munitions?


                        Footnote: the person was still alive last year and attended a staff retirement party where my wife works, sadly he was very frail and forgetful!
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                        • Blue_2
                          YAM Meteor spanner monkey
                          • Feb 2010
                          • 5006

                          #13
                          Our Archives department at YAM have been asked about this a few times, and when I asked yesterday are unaware of any such item on site. Perhaps it's time for a YAM website update!
                          Restoring Meteor NF.14 WS788, one rusty nail at a time...

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                          • scotavia
                            scotavia
                            • Nov 2005
                            • 2813

                            #14
                            During the time of Brian J Rapier , 1970s,80 s several informal groups carried out aircraft wreck recovery mostly as part of efforts to supply items for display at Y.A.M although the distribution of recovered items varied. Mosquito items were collected sometimes for Tony Agars project and he likely has the info you seek. Before the start of Flypast, AAA magazine,WWIG news and the internet the journal of the BAPC "Control Column" did carry news of recoveries. I sent in a few reports. My copies in the loft boxes are incomplete but others may have references to the Bransdale recovery.

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                            • powerandpassion
                              Never Be Afraid to Ask
                              • Jul 2012
                              • 1255

                              #15
                              Blue2, Twin Otter and Scotavia, thank you for the additional information. I will follow the thread to the Barnes Wallis Trust and report back....

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                              • ianf
                                Volunteer Tanker trash
                                • Mar 2011
                                • 331

                                #16
                                Powerandpassion I asked at the museum yesterday. The consensus, was they are with the Barnes Wallis Trust. They left the museum over 10 years ago, so I cannot explain why it is on the museum web pages. I hope this helps and you find what your looking for.
                                Victor K2 real combat jets have ejector seats!

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                                • powerandpassion
                                  Never Be Afraid to Ask
                                  • Jul 2012
                                  • 1255

                                  #17
                                  Thank you IanF, I appreciate the effort and will attend the YAM one day bearing a good packet of biscuits.

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                                  • Blue_2
                                    YAM Meteor spanner monkey
                                    • Feb 2010
                                    • 5006

                                    #18
                                    Biscuits? Pah! Bring the Meteor team Jaffa cakes; food of Kings! (and allowing for the females in the team, Queens)...
                                    Restoring Meteor NF.14 WS788, one rusty nail at a time...

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                                    • TwinOtter23
                                      NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                                      • Jan 2006
                                      • 7761

                                      #19
                                      I have contact details for one of the Barnes Wallis trustees, I will make contact and ask the question for you - he also volunteers at Newark.
                                      Find out what's happening at newarkairmuseum.org
                                      Please help move Chinook ZA717 to Newark Air Museum

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                                      • powerandpassion
                                        Never Be Afraid to Ask
                                        • Jul 2012
                                        • 1255

                                        #20
                                        Blue2, if you can get a Derwent fired up, I will bring marshmallows ! Twin Otter, thank you kindly ! Just after detail photos and dimensions, if possible.

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