Armistice Day at Duxford

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Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:48 pm

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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby GeoffGrayer » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:37 pm

Hi Mike,
I visited Duxworth some years ago. Interested in aviation - a great place. Was that biplane on the first line giving flights? It looks like one in which I had a short flight. - Geoff.

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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:25 am

I didn't see it flying that day but it was in a live area rather than a display exhibit.
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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby dvenman » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:58 am

GeoffGrayer wrote:Hi Mike,
Was that biplane on the first line giving flights?


Can't answer that question but that type are routinely used to give pleasure flights - nostalgic 30s atmosphere and all that.

It's a De Havilland (aaaah) Dragon Rapide, for info.

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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby martine » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 am

Nice photos Mike - I haven't been to Duxford for ages - must get back there next year.

Why so many bikes? Was it an organised run out?
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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:17 pm

Nothing organised by Duxford but lots of bikes turning up for the Remembrance day service. There are lots of ex-forces based motorcycle clubs and many would have had their own club rides there.

Lots of bikes went to see this poppy display in Walsham-le-Willows as well. Sadly a few days later some low life stole the collection box. :evil: :x

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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby GeoffGrayer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:30 pm

Mike,
"It's a De Havilland (aaaah) Dragon Rapide, for info."
Yes, that's the one. Glad to see its still going strong. Great flight.
I have a slide of it myself, somewhere (yes, it was that long ago!)
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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:49 pm

Love em. From the time when Gatwick was known as Croydon Aerodrome ...
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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby martine » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 pm

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Love em. From the time when Gatwick was known as Croydon Aerodrome ...

Yes lovely classic aircraft and not too many still flying.

Croydon Aerodrome was some distance from Gatwick and was quite separate.

here

http://www.croydonairport.org.uk/The-Airport
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Re: Armistice Day at Duxford

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:51 am

I stand corrected. That looks an interesting website if it weren't completely unusable on a phone since it refuses to scroll sideways so you can only see the first two thirds of each sentence! I shall have to try again when I'm released and get home.
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