Strathallan Aviation Museum

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I was just wondering if anyone knows what happend to the collection? I heard it had a Lancaster Bomber half way through restoration does anyone know what happend to that? Do any of the collection still reside in the uk?
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That's a pretty broad question but the answer can be found from page 113 onwards in Wrecks & Relics - Lost Aviation Collections of Britain by Ken Ellis
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They had a Lancaster - pretty sure I have a photo of it somewhere. It was going to be rebuilt to fly until a hangar roof fell on it. Pretty sure there was a Magister (or something similar) that's flying around these days. Spitfire Tr.9 MJ772 is undergoing rebuild at Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar. ML407 was owned by the collection at one point before going to Nick Grace in 1979. I think, but not 100% sure, that there was a Fiesler Storch that used to be part of the collection. It's now at East Fortune.
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What a great video! Does anyone know the serial of tge Spit MKIa at the beginning?
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It's my old pal, AR213/G-AIST.
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Thats now based at duxford isnt it?
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Having grown up near Stirling I'm a bit gutted that I'm a whisker too young to have ever visited this museum, as it was both local and impressive. My partner's father has spoken of going to an air display there and seeing a Shackleton beating up the runway. From memory, their Comet and MR1 Shackleton were scrapped on site but everything else was saved. The Reid and Sigrist Desford recently resurfaced at Spanhoe, having been stored in pieces at Snibston Discovery Park. The Comet cockpit was saved and is now in Dubai, and the Shackleton cockpit lives on as well. The Lancaster was KB976, and was returned to WW2 specs at Strathallan having been flown over from Alberta. It was moved to Woodford with the plan being to return her to the air, but alas the airframe was crushed when the roof collapsed. A section of fueslage is at Aeroventure, and other bits ended up in Australia (I think). Kermit Weeks has a good quantity of KB976 in storage. I think (I could be quite wrong) that some smaller biplane is still stored at Strathallan that was part of the museum's inventory.
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Thats now based at duxford isnt it?
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Ah yes, the Shackleton over Strathallan. Much like the skirl of the bagpipes, the growl of the Griffons is forever associated with Scotland, especially Kinloss and Lossimouth. Long gone, but If you close your eyes , a Tu-95 'Bear' does quite a good impression ! /www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPn65t7BQUk ( Shack at Strathallan)

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The Mosquito that was part of the Strathallan Collection is of course owned by Kermit Weeks, and as already mentioned he also owns much of that Lancaster (KB976) project. Supposedly the sections of KB976 that Weeks owns are stored in shipping containers at Fantasy of Flight, and the Mosquito has been on static display at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, WI for many years (last flying in 1991). Unfortunately the Strathallan Hurricane, which was sold to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in '84, was destroyed in a hangar fire in '93.
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Kermit posted a video a few months ago on youtube after the hurricane in which he said he was happy about the fact that the containers with the Lanc parts in it were safer and sund after the heavy storms! Theres another video of the Mosquito too in which he claims he plans to get the Mossie airworthy again at some point! Whether that will happen or not is a different story i guess
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I was having a look through some photos I have on my laptop, and found this scanned postcard that I had from many moons ago, showing Hurricane G-AWLW and Spitfire G-AVAV, presumably somewhere over Perthshire in the 1970s. [ATTACH=CONFIG]257123[/ATTACH]

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From memory, their Comet
Ex RAF collegue was on the Comet for its "arrival" where it took the gear out on one side by hitting the remains / foundations of a buried wall, he told me the Captain turned round to shout abandon aircraft to see the engineers on board, having dumped the overwing exits were already some distance away from the aircraft and still going.. some pics https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?128564-Strathallan-Aircraft-Collection-latter-days

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In the BBC clip posted by Daren, that looks like a young Kermit in the Mossie cockpit.
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1974 Air Show at Strathallan with the Shackleton and others.
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The Comet cockpit referred to above is at the Al Mahatta Museum (the site of the old RAF Sharjah), not Dubai. https://sites.google.com/site/lgarey/rafsharjah%2Calmahattamuseum Comet R2 XL655 ex G-AMXA. ELINT with 51 Squadron, well-known hardish (!) landing at Strathallan, then nose on Gatwick roof for 10 years before being restored for Al Mahatta in 2007.

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Ex RAF collegue was on the Comet for its "arrival" where it took the gear out on one side by hitting the remains / foundations of a buried wall, he told me the Captain turned round to shout abandon aircraft to see the engineers on board, having dumped the overwing exits were already some distance away from the aircraft and still going..
IIRC, title was still with the RAF at that point, so they were responsible for repair before it was handed over to the Museum. This resulted in a caveat in the sale of the Shackleton that ownership transfered to the Museum when in sight of the airfield, just in case! How true that is, i don't know. My last vist there was in 1984, after the auction but even then it was a great place.
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Kermit has posted photos of the Lancaster on Facebook, in part due to requests from interested followers. Facebook makes it maddeningly difficult to hotlink to their photographs, probably quite deliberately. If you carry out a search for "Kermit Weeks Lancaster" with the Facebook search function you get various images of the lorry backs he keeps the remains stored in, engines and wheels. If you search too far, however, you find a post by one Kermit Lancaster talking about Bachelor Week. The power of AI... In one post from 2015 he refers to his "Lancaster project", which makes me quietly optimistic that something is happening with it. Either way I'm glad it is stored out of the elements, rather than dumped outside as it was, post-Woodford, at North Weald.
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Here's the Lancaster when it was still at the museum. [ATTACH=CONFIG]257142[/ATTACH] I think the SE.5a replica is the one that is/was owned and flown by Neil Geddes?
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