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Photos this week on the website come from our visit to Rougham Control Tower Museum in Suffolk.
A small museum based around the former airfields tower, it is full of artefacts, history, and personal stories from those who served at the station during World War II.
For anyone with an interest in USAAF operations, this is a must-do location.

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The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden is our subject matter this week, so no need for too many words as everyone here knows the collection very well.

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Now we finally seem to be getting over some of the technical issues that have plagued us recently, aviationanoraks.co.uk is now back up as our regular feature platform.
The .com version of the website will hopefully become our archive, but this is going to take some time to rebuild.

Anyway, this week at the .co.uk site we feature the Shuttleworth Collection Lysander, which was positioned beautifully for walk around photos when we were there.

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This weeks update is a small one, with a few photos from quick visits to Mildenhall and Lakenheath last September

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This weeks update is the first part of two taking a look around the small but very informative Bottisham Airfield Museum.
We knew they had acquired and fairly recently repainted the former IWM replica Mustang that used to hang in the American Air Museum, but we did not expect the amount of information, artefacts and history that were also on display.
This weeks set looks at the displays around the museum, and this time next week a set featuring what is now one of the most convincing replicas around, the Mustang, will be our main topic.

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This weeks photos go back to the Race Day show at Old Warden last October and feature just a small number of the vehicles that either attended our took part in the event.

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One of the visiting aircraft to Old Warden for the Race Day show was Stearman 18263 (N38940), which stayed for the whole weekend.
With it being parked close to the fence line, it gave us an opportunity to photograph it at different times of the day in varying light conditions, the results of which can be found on our website now.

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More from the Race Day weekend at Old Warden this week, with photos of some of the based and visiting aircraft, along with some of those that arrived to take part in the flying display.

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It’s mostly motorcycles at aviationanoraks.co.uk this week, as our look at the 2023 Shuttleworth Race Day event continues with some of the two wheeled attendees (and one horseless carriage!)

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A big update at aviationanoraks this week as we cover the flying display from last Octobers Shuttleworth Race Day.
A really pleasant end to the show season, featuring many Old Warden favourites alongside some interesting visitors.
We will leave these photos up for two weeks before starting something completely new.

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This weeks photos are from our first ever visit to the Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre, located in a former railway building not far from the centre of Wolverhampton.
Packed (and I do mean packed!) with artefacts relating to all things transport connected to the Wolverhampton area, and with most of the cockpits open for access, it is a pleasant way to spend a few hours surrounded by local history.
I actually walked around twice, as there are so many things on display it is easy to miss the smaller objects first time around.

As a footnote, while there I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Alec Brew, author of a number of local-area aviation books.
Alec passed not long after my visit, so our photos from the day are dedicated to his memory.

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For the next three weeks, aviationanoraks is taking a break from aircraft, and instead will be showing images taken at the AGBO historic rally held at Weston Park on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border in March.
Three sets of photos will be uploaded over the coming weeks, each set being taken (mostly) from different parts of the stages.
Something we had not attended before, or attempted to photograph, but it was a very enjoyable day.
And how fast are those MkII Escorts???? Mental!!

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Back to aviation now at aviationanoraks.co.uk and part 1 from our visit to the Shuttleworth D-Day weekend.
We chose the Sunday to visit which was apparently quieter on the visiting aircraft side, but we had an enjoyable relaxed day looking around the collection and the four aircraft of the D-Day Squadron.
Over the coming weeks we will look at each of the D-Day Squadron aircraft individually, thanks to the unrestricted external access which allowed close up inspection, but we start this week with the visiting aircraft, vehicles and a few from around the hangars.

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