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Stoke comes to Medway

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Thu, January 18, 2018 17:57:11

Spitfire RW388, currently on display in the Potteries Museum, is to be dismantled by JGD Aerotech starting Monday and transported to Medway Aircraft Preservation Society. After restoration it is scheduled to be returned in 2019 and displayed in a purpose built extension to the museum (hopefully allowing better photo opportunities eh Gaz). Should look good anyway as Medway turn out some cracking work.

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Posted by Marcus Sun, January 21, 2018 21:02:59

Only have to work 20 minutes a day? Excellent! ;)

Posted by G Sun, January 21, 2018 11:37:41

Yes Marcus, this is not the bloody 'Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps' your in, your in the 20 minuters now !!

Posted by Peter Sat, January 20, 2018 10:39:29

Yep, we like to keep you on your toes Mark!

Posted by G Fri, January 19, 2018 23:28:08

This is wonderful news to hear and thanks for sharing. To be honest this static restoration was becoming a farce. This was going down the road of AR501 and they were knocking for money for it and considering the many visits to the museum from time to time I made, I have to say there was very little visually to see what had been done on the exterior and if you remember when I posted/shared a BBC local web page article on ASB on the project, they insisted that if they did not restore it soon, it would start to drop to bits. Cannot see whats been done internally and with the news that it's going to the MAS at Rochester it would appear that they have just been f*rting about all these years. Pity it did not go to Rochester years ago because by now there could have been a nice 'fastback' on display in this country. Time is our biggest enemy and people without vision put projects like this backwards and out of our reach. Look forward to it displayed in the new display area and 'snapping' it.

Posted by Marcus Fri, January 19, 2018 20:42:52

I had to look THAT one up. A Spit in a Potteries Museum? smiley