Personnel at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, have completed restoration work on the nose of Vickers Valiant XD816. The completed exhibit has been moved from the main hangar to the recently re-opened Stratosphere Chamber, originally built in 1947 to investigate high-speed flight at very high altitudes. XD816 was the last Valiant to fly, in 1968. www.brooklandsmuseum.com WITH THANKS TO MATT HASWELL
The RAF Museum has been awarded £4,595,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the next phase of its RAF Centenary Programme expansion.
The Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust has been so impressed by the quality of applications that it is considering extending the scheme from one to two scholarships.
The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster recently arrived at the Aircraft Restoration Company’s new Stephenson Hangar at IWM Duxford to undergo major maintenance work
Mark Richardson’s new novel ‘The Ghost at Brooklands Museum’ will launch this Halloween and builds on the museum’s long standing reputation for being haunted.
The British World War One flying ace and VC recipient died 100 years ago next month. A ceremony in France will be held to honour his memory.
A new memorial room was opened at Middleton St George by Gp Capt David Bradshaw MA BSc, the station commander at RAF Leeming, on October 11. The room has been established as a tribute to all those who served at the Co Durham base both during and after World War Two. It became Durham Tees Valley Airport in 2004. COURTESY GEOFF HILL