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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #375 on: October 03, 2019, 08:19:38 am »
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=200507][url]https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=200507[/url]
http://villageonline.co.uk/village/features/fullhistory/the_wreck_of_w5356

I have these reports (above) on the accident, and a local newspaper describes the memorial as being "at Highfield Farm, Wythall"

I'll try to find a precise map reference for you.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #376 on: October 04, 2019, 06:16:08 am »
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #377 on: October 05, 2019, 05:39:40 pm »
Thanks, guys!  Added to the map.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #378 on: October 15, 2019, 06:57:50 am »
Heads up for a future memorial     https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50055985

The article begins:- Plans to build a life-size memorial of a Spitfire to honour the people who secretly built the iconic plane have been unveiled.

During World War Two more than 2,000 Spitfires were built in secrecy in Salisbury after Southampton's Spitfire production facilities were bombed.

The 100,000 campaign will see the memorial placed next to a wartime Spitfire factory site in Castle Road.

It is planned to be ready for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


There's also this memorial    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50033917  Yes, I know it's a ship not an aviation memorial, but I assumed that colleagues would be interested.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #379 on: October 15, 2019, 08:43:10 am »
Do you have the 'Skeletal Spitfire' that's on a pole at the entrance to Southampton Airport in the south of the UK?
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #380 on: October 18, 2019, 08:15:57 am »
We have the "Spitfire prototype replica" there, looks to be pale grey.  Is that it?

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #381 on: October 18, 2019, 08:33:14 am »

We have the "Spitfire prototype replica" there, looks to be pale grey.  Is that it?



Sounds about right, it used to be made from stainless steel rod and tube, but I see they've now covered it and painted it.  :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #382 on: January 11, 2020, 07:51:49 am »
An update for the new year:

We have more than 7000 sites on the map!  1690 museums, 4842 gate guards and other display aircraft, and 491 miscellaneous sites.  I have no doubt we will get to 1700 museums; who knows, maybe even 2000 someday.

Thank you for your posts and comments.  The museum list is probably the most complete on the Web.  The museums keep trickling in, and other sites are also added as often as possible.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YglU7IxTI_xdJtGCPwljGoFWn-8&usp=sharing

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #383 on: January 12, 2020, 06:45:03 pm »
Keep up the good work!
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #384 on: January 13, 2020, 01:32:36 am »
I think I've already said this, but it needs repeated :- YOU ARE DOING A MAGNIFICENT JOB HERE, WELL DONE!!! (OR Bravo Zulu!! as they say in the  RN.)
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« Reply #385 on: January 14, 2020, 09:06:41 pm »
Thank you, thank you.  I slowed down a bit around the holidays, but am trying to get back in the swing of things.  Glad it is useful!

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« Reply #386 on: January 20, 2020, 02:36:28 pm »
Right on ! Thanks !
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #387 on: January 22, 2020, 08:30:28 pm »
Fort Mac. I know you already have it listed mark but I didn't see a pic. Help yourself my friend ! I'll try and get a better pic in the sun if I can.

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« Reply #388 on: January 22, 2020, 09:23:07 pm »
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #389 on: January 23, 2020, 04:39:19 am »
Wow!

That's one SERIOUS gate guardian!  :thumbsup:
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