Duxford 2011

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Gage, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I visited Duxford today, I haven't been for ten years. An enjoyable day.
    A couple of exhibits were closed for the Winter season.
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    A panorama of the American Building
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  2. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  3. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Haven't been since before American building was opened, is Montys caravan still there?
     
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Haven't been since before American building was opened, is Montys caravan still there?

    I think that was in the Land Warfare building which was closed for the winter season. You should go again - impressive.
     
  5. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

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    Nice to walk through Concorde.

    Paid my respects:poppy:
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  6. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Gage
    Thanks for the photos, I keep reminding myself i need to get down there again!
     
  7. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    I remember being told once that Rudolf Hess's plane was "somewhere in Duxford museum"
    any truth in that?
     
  8. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I remember being told once that Rudolf Hess's plane was "somewhere in Duxford museum"
    any truth in that?

    Aviation exhibits which are the prime interest for this site and there is a great deal for the visitor to see - in itself quite surprising when you consider the Imperial War Museum's extensive aviation resources at Duxford. In addition to the aircraft themselves (see below), there are many other exhibits worth viewing - in particular the Oberusel engine salvaged from the wreck of Manfred von Richthoven's Fokker Dr.1 and the wreckage of the Messerschmitt 110 which Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland in 1941.

    Imperial War Museum London - Aircraft Collection
     
  9. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    I remember being told once that Rudolf Hess's plane was "somewhere in Duxford museum"
    any truth in that?

    The engine and rear fuselage were at the Imperial War Museum, London and think they're still there. I'm sure I have a photo here somewhere.
     
  10. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    The engine and rear fuselage were at the Imperial War Museum, London and think they're still there. I'm sure I have a photo here somewhere.
    Interesting - I was told it was going to be restored, maybe it was decided not to for some reason.
     
  11. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Here are a couple of photos of the Hess plane wreckage...

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  12. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Craig

    Looks like you had a good day, thanks for posting the photos.



    I remember being told once that Rudolf Hess's plane was "somewhere in Duxford museum"
    any truth in that?

    Part of the fuselage is at the IWM, Lambeth.
     
  13. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    That first pic is what I caught sight of!(or something very similar) It was in a roped off area covered with a tarp and the tarp had slipped, i asked one of the staff what it was and was told "rudolf hess's plane we are thinking of restoring it"
     
  14. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Brilliant photos mate.
     
  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Craig

    Looks like you had a good day, thanks for posting the photos.

    Brilliant photos mate.

    Thanks guys. The missus came with me but wasn't as enthusiastic (eventhough she was impressed by certain bits - like walking right under the Vulcan).
     
  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    thanks for posting Craig
     
  17. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    Where abouts is that memorial? I have been to Duxford so many times, but I don't recall ever seeing that. Unless I'm going bonkers.


    Great photos :)
     
  18. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Where abouts is that memorial? I have been to Duxford so many times, but I don't recall ever seeing that. Unless I'm going bonkers.


    Great photos :)
    Thank you.
    It's next to the Land Warfare building, you can see it as you walk upto the entrance of the American building.
     
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  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Craig,

    I enjoyed my visits to Duxford and your superb photographs really did bring back those pleasant memories.

    I did not realize that they closed parts of the museum in winter.

    Many thanks for posting your photographs.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  20. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    Thank you.
    It's next to the Land Warfare building, you can see it as you walk upto the entrance of the American building.

    Thanks. I can now confirm that I am completely blind :lol:

    Will make a point to look for it next time I'm there.
     

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