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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 12:15 AM UTC
hi all, heres a few pics from our trip to the east kirby air museum, on a day when the lancaster made two taxi runs. if any of you take a trip there, you really must go on the airfield perimeter tour as well, you get to ride on a queen mary transporter and barbara who gives the tour really brings the place to life as an operational bomber station, although today a lot of it has gone back to agriculture






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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 02:03 AM UTC
Great photos Phil,thanks for posting them.
Isnt East Kirkby fantastic. Ive been many times but Ive never done the airfield tour.Did you have a good look in the control tower as well?
One of my favourite exhibits in the hanger is the Merlin recovered in Holland from an East Kirkby lanc that was lost on ops and returned to its home base by a team of Dutch enthusiasts. Very touching.
The whole museum is just incredible,and a fine to tribute to the owners brother Chris Panton,who was lost on the infamous Nuremburg raid,and indeed all of Bomber Command.
Whats it say on your Tshirt Phil? :-) :-) :-)
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 02:55 AM UTC
we went through every exhibit, a funny thing that happenend in the blitz part was when an airraid siren was triggered by us walking in, and we told our niece to get to the bomb shelter, and she then ran out the hut yelling "take cover!" it made everyone laugh, and we had to explain it was pretend! they have a lot of recovered crashed aircraft parts in the hanger on display from all sides in the war, plus personal stuff, maps parachutes, that i found quite humbling.
the t shirt is a little britain tour shirt that actually says "i'm the only gay in the village" with the word gay a lot bigger than the rest -honest!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 10:43 PM UTC
Nice one Phil, one day I hope to do the taxi run. Harri (Jetprovost) has told me about it and it does sound fantastic.
I hope that you got some close up pics of the flaps on the Lanc
Mal
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 12:03 AM UTC
as close as i could get, i have a revell shackleton with a p/e flaps set so i wanted some pics for myself, but the flaps were only down when it was running
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 08:15 PM UTC
Nice pics Phil. Looks like a good day out, especially to see a Lanc running.
Andy
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 - 03:20 AM UTC

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Nice pics Phil. Looks like a good day out, especially to see a Lanc running.
Andy


seeing it was great, but hearing it was utterly fantastic! the guy in the pilots seat was described as "the merlin mantovani" by the chap on the p.a.!