Duxford Diary 2014

Profile picture for user Bruce

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 8,426

A couple of hours early, here is the new thread for 2014.

Have fun!

Bruce

Original post
Profile picture for user DCW

Member for

9 years 4 months

Posts: 2,454

I thought I'd leave a reminder of previous years' coverage. These threads disappear from the forum, but will still survive by the magic of the internet and can be found at:

'Duxford, again' (2011): http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...d.php?t=108052

Duxford Diary 2012: http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=114038

Duxford Diary 2013: http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?121487-Duxford-Diary-2013

Profile picture for user DCW

Member for

9 years 4 months

Posts: 2,454

Here's the latest news from Duxford, concerning the appearance of the ARCo Spitfire Tr.9 G-CCCA (PV202) at the forthcoming Bahrain Airshow:

http://www.gulfweeklyworldwide.com/articles.aspx?articleid=31525

It appears that 'QV-I' was repainted as W3632 ( A presentation Spitfire named 'Bahrain' and flown by the remarkable David Scott-Malden ) before leaving Duxford by container in late November.

Profile picture for user DCW

Member for

9 years 4 months

Posts: 2,454

Duxford Wednesday 1st January:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/11683881796_032aa903b3_b.jpg

Profile picture for user Bob

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 3,560

With all the expertise at DX shouldn't be too hard to patch that...

Member for

8 years 3 months

Posts: 142

Hello and Happy New year all... Can't wait to see what DX 2014 brings :)

I'm guessing that PV202 will return ?

Profile picture for user aust1n

Member for

6 years 1 month

Posts: 16

Happy new year to all, and a big thank you for all the updates last year.

Profile picture for user DazDaMan

Member for

16 years 6 months

Posts: 18,309

That damage should just buff right out! ;)

Profile picture for user adrian_gray

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 2,967

Could be worse - didn't the 1987 storm put the part-completed cladding of the then-Superhangar across the A505?

Adrian

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 3,415

re;

I would guess its not the repairs that are the problem its the paperwork held up by Christmas and New Year?

Profile picture for user Consul

Member for

15 years 5 months

Posts: 1,774

I doubt you could just pop down to B&Q for a replacement panel - one of the issues with arty designs rather than more conventional hangars is the need to re-fabricate bespoke bits.

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 956

With no movements to report so far this year what with the weather and the current closure of DX a rummage thru the archives came across the attached picture of Sally B in 1975 at Duxford , in a strip of negatives not previously scanned. I am sure some will recollect the occasion !! ( more to follow later on that )

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/11734134714_92cc1a0d50_c.jpg
B.17 Sally B by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

Duxman

Flikr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

Member for

15 years 11 months

Posts: 3,902

I am just trying to orientate myself with that picture, given all the houses in the background. There are no such houses to the west

The only sense I can make of it, is if the Fort is sitting on some now grubbed up apron on the south side, ie about the same orientation as this photo.

Attachments

Member for

11 years 7 months

Posts: 155

Surely it's looking ESE from the northern side towards Duxford village. Taken before the M11 was built and apparently from a raised position?

Profile picture for user Wyvernfan

Member for

12 years 4 months

Posts: 5,816

Its looking approximately north east, with part of the village of Whittlesford in the background. The ground behind Sally B is rising from right to left away from Duxford village and up towards the A505 (pre M11).
The hills / trees in the far distance are known locally as Wandlebury !

Rob

Member for

15 years 11 months

Posts: 3,902

Its looking approximately north east, with part of the village of Whittlesford in the background. The ground behind Sally B is rising from right to left away from Duxford village and up towards the A505 (pre M11).
The hills / trees in the far distance are known locally as Wandlebury !

Rob

So am I right in supposing that all that hard-standing has gone under the plough, since it isn't there now as far as I can see. This must be pretty near where the Movie 'chateau' was erected.

Profile picture for user Roobarb

Member for

14 years 10 months

Posts: 1,177

Nowhere near where the Chateu was, that was on the southern side. The pan is still exactly where it is in the photo. Remember, no M11, no Superhangar/Airspace/spam tin, No ARC hangar. You could clearly see straight over to Whittlesford.
The topographgy was much flatter then.

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 956

With no movements to report so far this year what with the weather and the current closure of DX a rummage thru the archives came across the attached picture of Sally B in 1975 at Duxford , in a strip of negatives not previously scanned. I am sure some will recollect the occasion !! ( more to follow later on that )

Duxman

Flikr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

To follow up the image of Sally B, the date was the 24th August 1975 that marked he departure of David Tallichets B.24J N94559 from Duxford (en route to USA via Stansted and Prestwick) which resulted in a formation flypast with the BBMF and the Ormond Haydon-Baillie Sea Fury. We covered the event in the Duxford 2013 thread in March last year with a few colour images but the black and white pictures below have just come to light and not been published before so on this rather wet Saturday morning in the Duxford area they may bring some past memories back.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/11739040345_9c0c7043e9_c.jpg
B.24 N94559 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/11733993413_1b9b913049_c.jpg
B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5550/11734134904_a6fd971f81_c.jpg
B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/11739036785_a11577620c_c.jpg
B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/11734490966_3afc814ac7_c.jpg
B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/11733727395_67c13d3d42_c.jpg
B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/11733726355_0e608d3f04_c.jpg
B24f by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/11733994963_c9a7e5d44b_c.jpg
BBMF 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2822/11734488606_e938668dd9_c.jpg
B.24 formation 24/8/75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

Duxman

Flikr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

Profile picture for user DazDaMan

Member for

16 years 6 months

Posts: 18,309

Great pics - and a great start to the thread!

Member for

15 years 11 months

Posts: 3,902

Nowhere near where the Chateu was, that was on the southern side. The pan is still exactly where it is in the photo. Remember, no M11, no Superhangar/Airspace/spam tin, No ARC hangar. You could clearly see straight over to Whittlesford.
The topographgy was much flatter then.

Got it............finally !