Captured Aircraft in Horse Guards Parade

Captured Aircraft in Horse Guards Parade

Postby memberinessex on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 4:13 pm

After loitering in this forum for many years I have now signed up as as such can ask a question that has been bugging me for years. My earliest aviation memory is of being taken to Horse Guards Parade (or Green Park part of what I remember is walking past the sentries in Whitehall) and seeing an exhibition of captured German aircraft. I particularly remember standing under what seemed to me to be a greenhouse - which I guess was a He-111.

Google searches have produced details of early such displays but as I was born in late 1952, I would guess that my visit would be 1955 at the earliest. When did these exhibitions cease and what might have been on display?
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Re: Captured Aircraft in Horse Guards Parade

Postby T_J on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 8:40 pm

RAF Hendon Museum He-111

Sep 54 By now painted black all over, with white crosses, displayed on
Horseguards Parade for Battle of Britain week together with several other
AHB aircraft, movement being by No 71 MU, Bicester. Dorsal turret still
fitted at this stage. Photos: Aerodata International 12, 011645; Air
Enthusiast Winter 1994 p.29; Flypast October 2006 p.60; Air Pictorial

12 Sep 55 Again displayed on Horseguards Parade, still complete with turret. Photo:
War Prizes p.150; Flight 23 Sep 1955 p.537.


https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/ ... el-111.pdf
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Re: Captured Aircraft in Horse Guards Parade

Postby memberinessex on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 1:38 pm

Thanks T_J September 1955 would be about right and thus definitely my first aviation memory. I wonder what else was on display.
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Re: Captured Aircraft in Horse Guards Parade

Postby T_J on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 8:08 pm

memberinessex wrote:Thanks T_J September 1955 would be about right and thus definitely my first aviation memory. I wonder what else was on display.


No problem.

Photograph at following link. Ju-88, He-111 pictured. They also list a Spitfire and Hurricane.

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive ... 01425.html

From

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html

https://www.flightglobal.com/
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