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    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 at 10:32.

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    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

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    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.

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    Duxford Wednesday 1st January:


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

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

    I'm guessing that PV202 will return ?

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

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    That damage should just buff right out!
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    Could be worse - didn't the 1987 storm put the part-completed cladding of the then-Superhangar across the A505?

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    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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    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.
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    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


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    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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    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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    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 !


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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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 )

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    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

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    Great pics - and a great start to the thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb View Post
    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.
    Got it............finally !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    Hmmm... good to see that the IWM's sign writer reads this forum. Obviously a "light blue".
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteP View Post
    Hmmm... good to see that the IWM's sign writer reads this forum. Obviously a "light blue".
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    seeing as designing roofs like this is my day job i can comment with confidence that realistically it could be a month before you see repairs completed, the building industry and the manufacturer of replacement sheeting wont get back at work till Monday, assuming materials are ordered immediately (unlikely) they would have to be slotted into pre-booked rolling schedules. allow 2 weeks for production and one week to set up site and discover the cause and develop a solution so it dosent happen again and then a week to do the repairs and clear the site. all this subject to our British Climate allowing the fixers some decent weather to actually do the works.

    first look at the pictures makes me think that the designer didnt factor in enough strength to cope with the wind loadings or the installer cut a few corners on fixings either way they will do an inquest and ammend the design to make it unlikely to recur.

    ps. this wasnt one of my designs phewwwwwwwww

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    Is that single area of damage really the reason to close the WHOLE site, indefinitely ?

    Yet the leave the M11 open, a mere 200 metres away...

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    The high winds were causing other objects to be blown around so a risk to the public and staff. A sensible move IMHO.

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    Sensible move or not it must be costing a fortune in lost takings...
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    Thanks for correction.

    Quote 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
    Rob, Not being local and having no memory of the area pre M11 days I bow to your greater knowledge and thank you for the correction.

    Great to see these old pictures too!

    Steve.

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    Hi, The IWM site still says that it will be closed until Jan 6th and reassessed, does anyone know if it is open today.

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    A phone call to Duxford seems the best bet.

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    I've been phoning on and off for 90 minutes now, without getting past hold.

    This morning:

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