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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #375 on: October 02, 2019, 01:27:06 pm »
Another memorial, this one unveiled today (2-10-19)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-49893126
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #376 on: October 02, 2019, 06:43:39 pm »
Damn, they were so young! :(
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #377 on: October 03, 2019, 06:08:26 am »
Damn, they were so young! :(

Yup. And when you go around the WWI graveyards they are even younger  :-\
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #378 on: October 03, 2019, 08:02:05 am »
So young, all of them. 

Can anyone point me to a precise location for the memorial?

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #379 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 #380 on: October 04, 2019, 06:16:08 am »
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #381 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 #382 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 #383 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 #384 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 #385 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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