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de havilland aircraft heritage centre worth a visit


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kwk75l48 #1 Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

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Yesterday i visited the de haviland aircraft heritage centre in uk near london colney

www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Its a great little museum on the site they built the first Mosquito prototype (give or take 100yards) The staff were very friendly and several nice aircraft exhibits, including mossies 50,s fighters vampire, sea vixen etc and even a part fuselage of a horsa glider.
well worth a visit the icing on the cake a Molins 6pdr, just amazing how they built mossies out of spruce ply and canvas.

any way well worth a visit if your nearby.

GorDoink #2 Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:05 PM

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View Postkwk75l48, on 28 May 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

well worth a visit

Totally agree but I got caught out because it's not open every day (or wasn't when I first went) so check the web site.

wespe999 #3 Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:07 PM

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yep loved it when I went. pity there isn't any air museums very close to the north east of Scotland (besides Montrose)

kwk75l48 #4 Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

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no it still is not open very often,
the website has details and they have events with dehavilland aircrew on special dates sometimes.  Im a local and my grandfather worked for de havilland in the 50's on so i got used to the funny opening times.

GorDoink #5 Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

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View Postwespe999, on 28 May 2013 - 06:07 PM, said:

yep loved it when I went. pity there isn't any air museums very close to the north east of Scotland (besides Montrose)

Where about in / near Montrose?  Is it an ex-airbase?  What about Leuchars or Lossiemouth, if they're even still there?




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