Duxford in the 1970s - Updated.

Duxford in the 1970s - Updated.

Postby MikeH on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 9:36 am

A selection of images of various visits to Duxford. Some are familiar to today's visitors, some not so.

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Last edited by MikeH on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 10:24 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby eng3 on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 9:55 am

Hi, superb :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby jimbob1194 on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 11:11 am

As I wasn't alive in the 70's I really love looking at old shots of Duxford, and that is a lovely set you have there :clap:

James
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby Peter Catchpole on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 2:16 pm

Excellent, excellent, good days, must get on with scanning some more negs from those early halcion days. The 50 squadron Canberra in the background was my Uncle's old kite.

Any more?
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Postby Westy on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 2:40 pm

Superb set of photos :clap:
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Postby AdamN on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 2:58 pm

Great stuff! Got any more of aircraft arriving at Duxford, as with the Britannia?
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby MikeH on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 3:34 pm

Peter Catchpole wrote:The 50 squadron Canberra in the background was my Uncle's old kite.

Any more?


I forgot this one :oops: :-

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AdamN wrote: Got any more of aircraft arriving at Duxford, as with the Britannia?


Unfortunately not. Most of the aircraft for the museum didn't arrive during airshows, at least not the ones I went to. The Brittania was the exception.
Thanks for the comments.
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby APG on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 5:23 pm

Great quality and a great selection, nice to see '434 in the Adrian Swire codes
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Postby wv383 on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 5:33 pm

Excellent stuff! I've recently had all my 70's slides converted to digital and they show both the museum as it was back then - B-17 Mary Alice in bits and the Sunderland in two halves for example - and one of the air shows with Les Diable Rouge. One day I'll get around to restoring the images and getting them on line. Currently they are each rather large files...35MB each!
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Postby F-86 on Sat 06 Mar 2010, 6:27 pm

Lovely set of shots. :clap: :clap:
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Postby CLOUDHAWK on Sun 07 Mar 2010, 2:31 pm

Great set of shots , I remember seeing the "Candy-striped" Javelin circuit bashing at Chivenor in the late 60's.

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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby NeilH68 on Sun 07 Mar 2010, 5:46 pm

Great set of shots.
Have camera again...Canon DSLR
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby Lomcevak26 on Sun 07 Mar 2010, 8:03 pm

Very nice indeed - yet another reason to be envious of your archives! :biggrin:

What's the Swiss-schemed French type? Dewoitine D.27, or similar?
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Postby DaveGriff on Sun 07 Mar 2010, 11:34 pm

Marvellous - nice to see MH434 in the Adrian Swire scheme...
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Postby I85PIES on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 7:06 pm

What superb pictures. You were lucky to be there when the Brittania arrived. Must try and upload a few myself soon.
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Postby centaurus18 on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 4:57 pm

Brings back such happy memories seeing the original RNHF Fury TF956.
I always used to look forward to seeing that or WG655 on a Tuesday during the summer months (Swordfish was Wed, Firefly Thurs!) either from school or at Yeovilton :)
Mark
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby RPG1860 on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 5:42 pm

Fab. Fab. Fab. :clap:
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Re: Duxford in the 1970s

Postby MikeH on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 10:22 am

A few more from the 1975 show:

PA474 before the upper turret was fitted:
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Faded Sea Vixen:
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The arrival of VT-29B 51-7899 (0-17899,) which was subsequently scrapped in 1998:

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No sign of cones or barriers in those days:

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David Tallichet's B-24 "Delectable Doris" stopped off at Duxford for overhaul before leaving for the States:

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Re: Duxford in the 1970s - Updated.

Postby Flyforfun on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 10:38 am

Not a hi viz in sight ! those were the days, looks very relaxed.
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Postby Seafurysmith on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 11:21 am

Mike - What great shots, lovely to see, my first visit to Duxford was in 1975 and I've been there every year since! How I wish I had had a camera then! Did you get any shots of OHB's Sea Fury (WH589) as I would love to see them, doing my next Fisher 1/32 scale Sea Fury as his a/c?
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