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Anybody want to offer suggestions for the identity of this relic?
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Clue Photo taken in the UK, August 1979.
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Southern Martlet?
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Good Guess
Southern Martlet?
The manufacturer's name does start with an "S" though ...
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sH*T, thought I'd actually got it for once..Sparten.........
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Gottit - Standard Biplane!!! Am i right - !?!!?
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Sorry mate!
Gottit - Standard Biplane!!! Am i right - !?!!?
Not even close!
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It's Surrey Flying Services AL.1 G-AALP at Heavitree, Exeter - how do I know - well some photos I don't publish.

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Whereisitnow So where is it now then? HP
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Heavitree was a strip upon which an office complex is now sited. The "barn" was on the edge of that old strip. The AL.1 moved to the owner's family's private premises and last I knew of it was still stored with them (along with a couple of BA Swallows which were stored in the same barn at Heavitree) - though rumours of a restoration of the AL.1 surface from time to time. Prior to emptying, the barn contained a very early Taylorcraft C (now with Leicester museums stored and stripped), an Auster, Tiger Moth G-ACDA (which was restored to fly then hit a pilon on its first post-restoration flight and was burnt out) though it's frame survives. Another Swallow which was once amongst those aircraft stored at Heavitree was removed many years back, was restored to fly and is now at Shobdon w.f.u. again. The collection originated with Bertram Arden and I believe his family beneficiaries owned the AL.1 and probably still do. It would be wonderful if it could be restored to fly ......would sit nicely with a Falcon ?!