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Lincolnshire outing with 'H'

AviationPosted by Gary Wed, June 20, 2018 19:54:16
'H' asked me to take him to East Kirkby to see his mate Tony Agar working on the Mosquito down from Elvington. Bearing in mind 'H' is not 100% how could I refuse to take him even though my own thoughts are that 'Joe Public' is being thrown a 'kipper' regarding the return to flight of Avro Lancaster 'JJ'. Anyway here are some snaps of the days visit. The two new 'Nissen' huts are almost complete and due to have installed the trucks and pieces of crash-sites from the main hangar to make more room for restoring various pieces of historic equipment. Tony Agar was indeed there today working on his pride and joy in the vain hope of getting it ready for the August Airshow as a 'static' thingy. Called into RAF Coningsby to see the 5pm display involving a Spitfire and Typhoon but we heard it was 'scrubbed' because of the wind speed and so me and 'H' had another cup of tea and went right home.


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Posted by G Wed, June 27, 2018 20:59:54

And to think we had RCAF Lancasters at RCAF Langar only about 11-12 miles away in the Vale of Belvoir.

Posted by G Wed, June 27, 2018 20:59:54

And to think we had RCAF Lancasters at RCAF Langar only about 11-12 miles away in the Vale of Belvoir.

Posted by Marcus Wed, June 27, 2018 17:57:57

Thanks for that Gary. That's waht prompted my post on surplus Lancs. I was looking for that scheme and stumbled onto that web site

Posted by G Thu, June 21, 2018 10:18:26

It is Marcus and think it was the one l saw at Brooklands years ago. Only extreme forward section of cockpit is Lancaster. Did hear that it came from Flying A services North Weald and someone else said it belonged to Kermit Weeks but as l said, maybe just 'yap.

Posted by G Thu, June 21, 2018 10:10:45

'H' enjoyed it, but it knocked the stuffing out him. We were glad to sit down to dinner at 'The Magna Carta' in Loudham village !!

Posted by Marcus Wed, June 20, 2018 22:31:36

That Lanc fwd fuselage looks like an old Canadian Coastal Patrol unit.

Posted by Peter Wed, June 20, 2018 22:29:06

Nice to see the Mossie looking OK in its new home. That project always impresses me. The Hampden is not progressing much though is it!

Hope your tongue survived a day of being bitten, worth it for H I should think!