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    Hello Towrope, if Sgt Wallace was at Bruntingthorpe during my stay, I would probably recognize his face. However, I don't recall his name. Sorry. Jack

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    During 2006 my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary by visiting our life-long friends in Leicester. My friend Derek Hale arranged a tour of (RAF) Bruntingthorpe during our stay. Mr. Denis Parker was our guide. He drove us around the base and we ended our tour with a visit to the hanger and the extensive restoration on Vulcan XH558. Derek and I received a small piece of the old electrical wiring removed from XH558. I still have my piece. The image with the wire on it is my own creation. It did not accompany the wire. Jack
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    Hi Jack
    Thanks for the reply,could we try another name S/SGT Jim Flowers he worked in the Liquid Oxegen plant which was in a clearing which was located in a clearing by the transport hanger by the north gate

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    Two more classic RAF jets were retired to Brunty yesterday in the shape of two VC-10's.
    Unfortunatly these two examples are facing the scrapman but according to someones post in the link below there are a few more set to arrive in the future and one is hopefully going to be added to the Cold War Collection. I just hope it's true! It'll be great to have a taxable VC-10 alongside the Comet, Victor etc etc.

    Some pics of the final landing here -
    http://www.iconicaircraft.co.uk/foru...t=2673&start=0

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    Does anybody remember these two "2001 Gate Guards" at Brunty?







    Number 1 looks like a Hawker Hunter. Thanks to Ben_Flasheart575 number 2 appears to be a Jaguar. Jack
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    Here is what the runway configuration was circa 1945 according to AMWD drawing of 1946. If you noticed that runway 00 does not line up with true North, it is because circa 1945 the "Magnetic Variation (declination)" was approximately -10 degrees.

    Year Magnetic variation
    1580 11 15' E
    1622 5 56' E
    1665 1 22' W
    1730 13 00' W
    1773 21 09' W
    1850 22 24' W
    1900 16 29' W
    1925 13 10' W
    1950 9 07' W
    1975 6 39' W
    1998 3 32' W

    1960 Probably around 8 degrees west

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    Jack,

    I do seem to remember a Hunter parked up at the enterance back in the mid ninetys. There was also a Gnat parked up there as well although obviously that isn't the aircraft parked up next to the Hunter in your image.

    The all green Jaguar was parked up at the gate on my last visit.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/acres-n...7624425840202/

    Finally finished digitizing the two sheets of the RAF Bruntingthorpe site map.
    Since the original drawings were extremely large, I had to scan the two sheets into 37 different scans and then recombine them as a single image. I shaded-in the runway, taxiways, and the parking pads to make them more distinguishable.

    As anyone who has done this kind of thing before would expect, there are minor aberrations (Fudging). Please be magnanimous should you discover one of these.
    Jack
    PS: Feel free to view my flickr site at the following link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/acres-n...57624425840202
    There are about 700 photos there.
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    Here is a very short video (from 8mm film) - taken circa 1961

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09L5ZEicb9Y

    I have brightened the video to make it easier to see. You may have to play it more than once to get anything from it.

    The attachment below shows the area viewed in the 8mm movie from 1961 And also a b&w photo of the USAF Control Tower
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    Here is a labeled, hand-drawn image of "Downtown" RAF Bruntingthorpe. Thank you Joe Kennedy for this piece of the RAF Bruntingthorpe puzzle.

    map of base with notes.jpg
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