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  • Argonaut
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ID:	3681343 Last surviving Argonaut G-ALHJ when in use with BOAC apprentices, what a shame it did not make it into the great collection at Duxford.

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    • RJH
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      I can remember hearing British Midland Airways Argonauts droning over Long Eaton when I lived at home. Not sure if I realised they were Merlins ? Must have done as I'm sure I would have checked all the details in my Observers books !
      Just searching on the internet, I didn't realise Argonauts were flown under the Derby Airways banner so assume would have been flown out of Burnaston before everything moved to East Midlands.

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      • Argonaut
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        A photo of the ill fated G-ALHG ( Stockport Disaster) in Derby Airways colours before the change to BM Click image for larger version

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        • RJH
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          Great photos thank you. I suppose I wouldn't have seen much in the way of arliners, or much of anything, flying over Long Eaton, until the move to Castle Donington. Friend Brian who I go to Duxford Legends with lived at Bulwell when he was young, Bulwell being next to Hucknall he would have seen(and heard !) lots of interesting stuff ! The only Hucknall related aircraft I ever noticed flying over was the VC10 with an RB211 on one side and it's two remaining Conways on the other.

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          • vultee35
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            Another oddity from Castle AFB Museum, the HH-43B Karman Huskie.


            F-104 at the Boeing Museum of Flight.


            F-104 at Castle AFBM.


            F-105 Thunderchief at Castle AFBM.
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            • ThreeM
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              The Huskie helicopter brings back some memories.

              Oxford airport has played host to very few air shows but there was one held there in September 1967. Nearby RAF Upper Heyford sent their Karman Huskie and neighbour RAF Abingdon sent Blackburn Beverley XB267. The Gladiator 1 from the Shuttleworth Collection also particiated.
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              • RJH
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                Looking through old photo albums and came across these, that I haven't 'digitised', I assume from RIAT in the early 1990s. They were put in an album with photos from other displays - with no comments I'm afraid !
                Seems very strange to think of these as pre-digital as, at the time, they seemed very up to date !
                They are scanned from prints not negatives and, without darkening down too much, don't look quite as dark and menacing as they seemed at the time !
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                • vultee35
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                  Andover and Chipmunks from the Sunderland Airshow 1973, back when the airshow had plenty of content and an airfield to fly from!!


                  Moving forwards to 1984 or '85, B-17 Sally B in the recently applied olive drab and yellow 447th BG markings. I think that's the wing tip of one of the North Weald Harvard team.


                  The scheme didn't last long and was replaced by the "Memphis Belle" scheme in 1989. For a couple more years, the chin turret was left off and Sally B is seen here in 1990 without the turret.




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                  • vultee35
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                    The TFC's B-25 and another Mitchell, 'though I can't recall the year. I'm guessing early 1990's.




                    The second Blenheim restoration - unknown year.


                    A couple of C-46's from my Honeymoon trip in 2000.


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                    • Archer
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                      The second B-25 is the DBAF's example. At that point it carried only a basic olive drab/grey RAF scheme and was marked NO-V / HD346. In early 1994 invasion stripes were added so this photo was taken before then.
                      A Little VC10derness - A Tribute to the Vickers VC10 - www.VC10.net

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                      • vultee35
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                        Thanks. I have a feeling 1992 or 93.
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                        • vultee35
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                          Flycatcher, perhaps at Old Warden, mid 1980's??


                          Sea Fury with a familiar looking spinner!


                          Gladiator, back when there was only one.
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                          • vultee35
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                            Some Buchons from the Memphis Belle filming in 1989.









                            Duxford 1990??



                            Finningley, possibly 1992.






                            Stephen Carr

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