RAF Halton - late 1950's - Images for Steve Bond.

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Steve, In no particular order here are 16 images taken 1957 through 1959. The position of the Mosquitoes varied during that period. The resident Spitfire RW386, painted as 'RF114', was always kept in the hangar, although I did get a record shot through the gap in the doors. This machine of course is now part restored for WarbirdsGB and presumably in the container at North Weald or wherever. I seem to remember that latterly there was a Comet and Javelin at Halton. Maybe that was early 1960's. Mark12 Image 1 of 16
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Excellent stuff Mark, thanks. Yes indeed, Halton had two Comets in fact, an ex.Hatfield 1X and a former 216 Squadron C.3, both of which were flown in during the '60s. As for Javelins, they had the 4th prototype for many years from around 56/57 onwards, and in the 60s got three more ex.87 Squadron machines.
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Wow,wow and wow again! Interesting to see that row of Swift fuselages,looks like they never flew.I know a number of Swift orders were cancelled when a substantial number were on production lines in various places (even Shorts in Belfast were building a few), so I'm guessing these are some of those?? Oh if only they'd saved that Buckmaster!:(

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All I can say is WOW, wish I was about in those days! Some more info on those shown that I have(only have 7XXXm info onwards). photo 6 7214M Meteor F8 VZ464 photo 7 7165M Meteor F3 EE278 photo 13 7148M Bristol Buckmaster RP151, the only Buckmaster in the 7 series, so may bee the same one in both photos? My earliest copy of Wrecks and Relics(issue 3,1968) lists Vulcan B1 X3 Comet C2 x2 Sycamore X3 Provest X2 Belvedere X1 Twin Pioneer X1 Canberra x7 Hunter F4 X7 Spit RW386 and the Beaufighter front, I am sure there would have been more in the workshops? Personally I remmeber the Argosys,Hunters,JP's and Gnats.
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You can still jump your horse across the rear fuselage of a Jet Provost on one of the horseriding trails at the airfield. Well each to his/her own thing!!!!! That's Mrs Slicers horse, of course.
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There aren't any Buckmasters preserved anywhere, in any shape or form, are there?