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RB211 Engine Arrives!

We were offered by Monarch Airlines last year, for £1, a surplus RB211 engine languishing in a warehouse at Stansted Airport. Sadly, Monarch went into administration before the deal was finalised but the administrators honoured the original agreement and the engine arrived in February. It is currently up at Military Vehicle Wing workshops awaiting an […]

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Airspace Cleaning Continues.

The IWM have contracted DAS to clean all the floor based aircraft following the successful test clean of the TSR2. The photos show the Sunderland, Lightning and Lancaster in Airspace receiving a final dusting. We have also completed the Vulcan and Spitfire. Well done to everyone involved for a great job generating valuable revenue!

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First flight engineer back on deck

Bob Leedham, flight engineer on the first scheduled transatlantic crossing by jet aircraft, was back in position on the flight deck of the Comet 4 at Duxford last week. Bob, now in his nineties, was delighted to be reunited with this famous aircraft and described the excitement, for passengers and crew, of the early days […]

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OBITUARY – Margaret Ashby remembered, by her friend, David Taylor

Margaret passed away peacefully in hospital on 29 January 2018, after suffering a series of strokes.   I first met Margaret when she was talked into joining the 2003 Seletar Association visit to Singapore by a friend who accompanied her to the 2002 Annual Reunion.  Margaret – ex-WRAF and RAF Auxilliary – had seen an […]

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