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Airliner to war horse

Airliner to war horse

Transformation from DC3 to C47 and more

With this year’s Duxford Summer Air Show commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day and a return UK visit by a fleet of Dakotas from the USA based D-Day squadron, this June you can expect to see many aeroplanes painted in D-Day markings in the skies over the airfield. Given this sight you would be forgiven for thinking this Douglas built aircraft was designed from the outset as a military transport, you would however be wrong. Long before the olive drab airlifters arrived...

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The Red Arrows and me!

Red Arrows and me!

What is the connection between me and the RAF’s premier aerobatic team?

What, I can hear you ask, is the connection between me and the RAF’s premier aerobatic team? The answer is this year we are both celebrating a major anniversary, their 60th and my 70th. Being that bit older than them I can remember when they were just a gleam in the RAF’s eye and I saw them starting life as the Yellow Jacks flying Gnat trainers at Farnborough in 1964. When you reach a certain age and I think the biblical three score years and ten is as a good a time as...

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Winter work in the workshop 3

On board the Ambassador volunteers Ray and Cliff were doing major renovation work on the freight door. This...

Winter work in the workshop 2

The BAe146 axle stands have been created and painted also in for a repaint were the BAC 1-11 engine support panels.

Winter work in the workshop 1

The aircraft workshop looked pretty clear early February but new challenges arrived mid month. Huge fibreglass...


A recent visit to Duxford provided the opportunity to showcase the STROND watches in Concorde 101 G-AXDN's...

STROND Automatic Concorde Watch

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