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Blenheim to Hawkinge

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Tue, December 05, 2017 18:19:45

A local rag reports that a Blenheim IV is moving from Duxford to Hawkinge museum tomorrow for restoration:

The majority of the Blenheim project, including a fuselage, centre section and a pair of wings are due to arrive at the Museum tomorrow. The cockpit section will be arriving from Canada in a few months time.

I assume this is spares or bent bits from the current airworthy MKI (Gaz - do you know more?) that they will be working with.

Once finished of course we won't be allowed to snap it because that's they way Hawkinge play unfortunately.


Does look like Denham crash wings.

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Posted by G Mon, December 18, 2017 07:12:08

Peter, the USAAF museum at Harrington Northampton is the same except they really do take the p*ss by allowing you to take photos in one building with what amounts to tits and bits, but the really interesting stuff in the next building with the remains of a crashed B-24 which was recovered from France you cannot snap. It is not their's,its on loan and their excuss for non photography is becuase its subject to 'copyright'.what a load of b*lls, this guy at the museum got really sh*tty with me and insisted l turn the camera off and even watched me take notes in writing of what l had seen and l only did that so l could remember what had seen. Bad state of affairs for the hobby and just pure being tight ar*e. I suggest you tell to shove their oh so wonderful little museum up their ar*es๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by Peter Sat, December 16, 2017 09:30:02

Hard to believe isn't it. There's around 50 museums I've posted up about on here and there is only one where the policy is not to allow photographs and it's Hawkinge. So despite the fact that the Blenheim is meant to be on display in some form or other from next May and the museum is not that far away I probably won't be rushing to pay to look at it as my policy on photography is different to theirs!

Posted by G Thu, December 14, 2017 21:48:54

What do you mean won't be able to 'snap' it ? do you mean pay the entrance fee to help 'fund' the museum into the future and pieces of 'junk' they obtain to be restored but no historic photo at the end of the restoration which was helped by kind members of the public that bothered to come to this museum from far and wide ? Perhaps as well I don't visit then 'init' because 10 bucks says it will have crappy notice boards in the background of it and at least 12 Mk 6a red and white road cones in the for ground.

Posted by G Fri, December 08, 2017 22:28:13

That's one of some farm in Manitoba or similar from years ago and I think your right boss, the wings are from the Denham adventure.

Posted by G Fri, December 08, 2017 22:25:35

That's not the one we saw through the window of the forge building. The one we saw was painted up.

Posted by Peter Smith Fri, December 08, 2017 10:25:59

Lifted a couple of pictures from their FB page

Posted by G Fri, December 08, 2017 06:48:52

Thats that then.

Posted by Workshy Joe Thu, December 07, 2017 21:51:46

Posted on Flypast today...
"Seems no one captured the Bolingbroke departing to Hawkinge yesterday either..."

Posted by G Wed, December 06, 2017 21:19:40

We saw a Boilingbroke Joe but what put us aside was it appeared to be in HAC section of the building. Their website does not appear to show they have a Bolingbroke project so I turned to 'JR' or wondered if the IWM had one on the quiet. Also in there was and early basic glider looked like a sligsby type 'thingy'. Anyway I'm sure it will all come out in the wash.

Posted by Workshop Joe Wed, December 06, 2017 20:49:45

That may have been the Swedish Firefly Target Tug Gaz spied? I know the wings have been in Bldg 66(?) being worked on.
I think the Blenheim fuselage is a Bolingbroke and it was sat outside at A51 on Monday and someone mentioned the wings are from the Denham crash aircraft?

Posted by G Wed, December 06, 2017 06:52:22

Unless its the one in the building next to the forge which we saw in September through the windows that was in a yellow and black target tug scheme don't know. Unless JR has more tits and bits scattered around the manor. Thats the only one l know hanging around mate.