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… in the Warplanes hangar at Cosford Museum

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2017

Just too late to see service during the Second World War, the Lincoln became the mainstay of Bomber Command post-war, but was destined for a short front line career as the Cold War and the jet age brought the shortcomings of its performance into sharp relief.
The RAF’s lack of an aircraft with sufficient range to [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2017

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 6th 2017

Vulcan XH558 is reaching the end of her flying days and over the weekend she flew a couple of farewell fly past tours. I was able to stand on a grassy mound at Cosford in order to watch her fly by.
We heard her before we saw her because her approach was obscured by the Cold [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 12th 2015

The weather was perfect for a visit to Cosford to watch Vulcan XH558 on one of its farewell flights. We allowed plenty of time to get to Cosford because I had a feeling the car parks would be fairly full. We had to queue to get in and cars were being squeezed onto every available [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Jun 27th 2015

On Sunday the 1st June the National Service (RAF) veterans annual parade took place at Cosford.  One of the events billed was a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Dakota (weather permitting).  Sunday morning was glorious so we set off for Cosford in order to watch the display.
We stood on a grassy bank [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jun 2nd 2014

Today I am spending the day in Nottingham with my brother to celebrate his birthday and tomorrow is the long awaited Shutterchance meet up at Cosford Museum.  As a non shutterchancer I will be gatecrashing the meetup again

12 Comments CherryPie on May 10th 2014

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