Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II)


Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II) …… As reported previously, we were donated the Auster fuselage and wings which were in poor condition. The fuselage was bead blasted and etch primed by a local firm.  See Previous Auster Restoration ”…

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Restoration of Whirlwind XR485


Restoration of Whirlwind XR485 ….. Following on from the restoration of Javelin XH892, the paint team of Peter and Gwen moved onto the repainting of our Whirlwind helicopter.  The paint on the helicopter was showing signs of distress, especially the…

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Update from the Flight Simulators (II)


Update from the Flight Simulators (part II) ……….   As mentioned in part I of the updates, with the lack of vacuum on the Link D4, the ANT-18 has been taking the brunt of the workload on the Link area. …

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Beccles Brownies Visit the Museum


Beccles Brownies visit the museum ….. On the evening of Tuesday 3rd October Beccles Brownies visited the museum.   They were learning about aeroplanes and history as part of a badge that they are doing. They had a chance to…

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Update from the Flight Simulators (I)


Update from the Flight Simulators (part I) ………. Thankfully the busy Summer season is now coming to an end. The various machines have seen lots of use by many schools visitors and others.  Hopefully, we can now get some time…

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Update from the NASAM Archive (II)


Update from the NASAM Archive (II) …….. Donations: Not a lot from the Archive in this update, but a couple of interesting donations have come in: A set of photo albums of E.Anglian airfields remaining buildings, in 5 volumes!! A…

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Hunter Mobile Fire Control Radar


Hunter Mobile Fire Control Radar ………. Two members of the museum travelled down to visit BAE Systems at Great Baddow near Chelmsford (ex Marconi) on Tuesday 5th September to view a Hunter Mobile Fire Control Radar that we have been…

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Following on from Nature Along the Adair Walk


Following on from Nature Along the Adair Walk …… Following on from the Rex Hancy article about Nature along the Adair Walk I thought I would add a note or two about the owners of the Willow Bat trees and…

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Boats can’t fly!


(Republished due to technical issue – Bloginfo)        Boats can’t fly! ………….. Our RAF Air-Sea Rescue building displays a varied collection of photographs and artefacts, and in the room honouring the founding member, Don Thurston, we have possibly the most large-scale…

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R100 – Engine Telegraph


Engine Telegraph from the R100 airship ………… A fairly recent exhibit to be displayed is an Engine Telegraph from the R100 airship. Following the crash of the R101 in France on its maiden flight in October 1930, the R100 was ordered to…

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