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Hampden bomber gets new lease of life at Cosford


A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is making huge steps towards completion of the fuselage section. As one of the Museum’s longest running conservation projects, the aircraft is starting to take shape now thanks to one of the museum’s skilled aircraft technicians who is building a large section of the aircraft from scratch.

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Aviation memorabilia to go 'under the hammer'
The next specialist Historic Aviation sale at Dominic Winter Auctioneers will take place on 11 November and will include the Jack Mappin collection of Royal Air Force memorabilia. Going under the hammer will be a 1942 Air Ministry “Scramble” bell (Est. £700-1000), a Station Ensign from RAF Tangmere dated 1942 (Est. £200-300) and several Gallantry medal groups. The sale will also include the Michael Shaw collection of Aircraft Nameplates. Michael’s career spanned from 1958 to 1985, and during this time he broke up all types of aircraft ranging from a Rolls Royce Hawk to a Concorde Olympus 593. The collection represents aircraft from Britain, America, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Russia. The auctioneers will be selling the collection of 195 nameplates as one lot with an estimate of £10,000-15,000. For more information please contact Henry Meadows: or 01285 860006.

Goodwood Revival set to take to the skies this weekend
The Goodwood Revival will take off with a dawn Spitfire flypast at 0800hrs this Friday 9 September, followed by air displays by the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane at 1300hrs and a Blenheim, Spitfire and Mustang at 1312hrs. It's believed to be the first time a Blenheim has flown in a display at Goodwood. The displays will be repeated on Saturday at 0830, 1300 and 1312hrs respectively and 0845hrs on Sunday followed by 2 BBMF Spitfires, a Hurricane, a Blenheim and a Spitfire and Mustang at 1320hrs on Sunday afternoon. Spitfire IX MH434 image by Matt Jacques

DH.10 wing being examined at Boscombe Down

Third Mosquito to make flight debut: VIDEO
Warbird photographer Gavin Conroy has sent us this superb video of de Havilland Mosquito TV959 running both engines at Ardmore, New Zealand, on August 27, 2016. This Mossie is being restored to fly by the engineers at Avspecs. You can read a news story about this restoration in the October issue of FlyPast – in the UK shops now, or you can purchase the download version right away – see our home webpage for details. (Thanks to Gavin Conroy for the video, and to Avspecs for access to the Mossie.)

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