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Brooklands Valiant nose completed for display
Personnel at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, have completed restoration work on the nose of Vickers Valiant XD816. The completed exhibit has been moved from the main hangar to the recently re-opened Stratosphere Chamber, originally built in 1947 to investigate high-speed flight at very high altitudes. XD816 was the last Valiant to fly, in 1968. www.brooklandsmuseum.com WITH THANKS TO MATT HASWELL
Memorial Room is opened at Middleton St George
A new memorial room was opened at Middleton St George by Gp Capt David Bradshaw MA BSc, the station commander at RAF Leeming, on October 11. The room has been established as a tribute to all those who served at the Co Durham base both during and after World War Two. It became Durham Tees Valley Airport in 2004. COURTESY GEOFF HILL
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Farnborough when it comes to Britain’s aviation history. Samuel Cody made the first ever powered flight from the north east Hampshire town in 1908, and Farnborough’s airshows over the years are the stuff of legends. Today, the airfield is still very much alive with aviation development work and commercial flying...
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