Duxford visit 1975 (Airshow added)

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Duxford visit 1975 (Airshow added)

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With the nights "drawing in" I have started scanning negatives from the 1970s; a laborious task in itself. The following were taken during a 10 minute break at Duxford (just drove in) on the way back from a visit to the RAF Hospital at Ely. All taken 12th. April 1975
This B-24 was en-route from India to the US where it apparently now belongs to Kermit Weeks. I believe it was adorned with Delectable Doris nose-art for the airshow later in the year.
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B-17 with Euroworld emblazoned on the nose. Now famous as Sally B
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RAF Comet C2.R- to my mind one of the most attractive schemes for a Comet. The nose was saved when the airframe was scrapped in the 1990s.The family Sunbeam Rapier sits outside the hangar!
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Newly delivered the Varsity whose current move has been well documented on this forum.
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Silver Star/T-33 Black Knight now I believe Golden Apples T-33 G-TBRD
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For completeness a photo of Meteor NF(t)14 WS774 which was at the time gate-guard of the RAF Hospital,Ely (and now in a museum in Malta)
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Thanks for looking. I must scan some from the June 1975 airshow!
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Thanks for posting these, we're lucky to have Duxford, look how bare the place was then.

The T33 was lost in a non fatal accident though. :sad:
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Slight thread drift but according to my dad my first experience of RAF life was being held upside down, by the ankles, and given a good smacking by a Wing Commander doctor at RAF Hospital, Ely. :biggrin:

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Obstetrics is more "high tech" these days; although the outcome is much the same! When was your first visit to Duxford Brian?

I am a little disappointed with the quality of the negatives; I have a few slide films that seem to have aged better. Unfortunately a roll of film and processing ate my pocket money very quickly in those days and I tended to take "one of each".

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First visit to Duxford was on the 18th October 1988.

Back to RAFH Ely - Apparently for the first child the mother had a Wing Commander deliver and for subsequent babies the rank went down. Or so I was told. :biggrin:

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Nice shots, I remember going there in 1975 (aged 3). Nice to see Duxford as it used to be.

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Here's the same B-24 again, 37 years later.... pretty much unchanged.


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It is indeed owned by Kermit Weeks.

Taken at Fantasy of Flight museum Florida a couple of weeks ago

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In June of 1975 Duxford hosted an airshow. Again Im afraid the quality of the photos falls short, but none the less they may be of interest. The much lamented Vintage Pair performed a pass along the crowd line, similar to the "Heritage Pass" seen in the US.
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A RAF C130K in "proper" camouflage
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This Samaritan was presented to the Museum at the show and has subsequently been scrapped
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Jet Provosts of '"The Poachers"
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Still in the museum XM135 which was the Lightning Wing Commander Holden accidentally flew during an engine test run.
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The French team in Magisters
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Thank you for looking

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Great shots...

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Superb pictures. It's interesting to see how sparse Duxford looked in the 1970's.

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Brilliant stuff. Loving the Samraitan low pass and the Varsity behind the Herc.. :drool:
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Lovely stuff.

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"This Samaritan was presented to the Museum at the show and has subsequently been scrapped"

Anyone know why? Surely it could have been kept there.....!
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Thank you for your comments. I believe both the Comet and Samaritan were victims of being kept outside for a number of years. If only I could take a modern digital camera back to the 1970s and take my photos again.

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