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    "I'm surprised that no one suggested the Battle of Britain Hall could have been replaced with the Type A at RAF Northolt"

    If I recall from my days at RAFSEE RAF Benson the structure of the BoB hall IS a relocated hangar (from Tempsford?).
    One of the structural engineers at RAFSEE who normally calculated ice loads on communications masts was asked to assist the museum when they were planning the build. I also remember the Engineer coming back from a site meetting and being proud to have placed the 'good luck' coins into the foundations.

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    Hi Ref.

    Excellent set of pictures. Regarding your No 2 pic, Parachute Store, is this an original building ?. Looking at the background, I think that when I was stationed at Hendon in 1961/2, my accommodation block was to the left of this building which was used as a clothing and bedding store. When I went to Hendon last year, the block had been demolished, and there was a lawn in its place.

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    Robin, yes I think the parachute store is original. The area behind it is where the two boats are adjacent to the car park. Not sure where tha barrack blocs were in relation to it all. There is a workshop type building next to the parachute store.
    Last edited by Richard Flagg; 22-10-2012 at 18:07.

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    Not 100% sure but i think these 3 images may be from Hendon taken in 1931

    Westland Wapiti J9857 601 SQN



    Westland Wapiti K1327 604 SQN



    Westland Wapiti K1338 604 SQN


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    A few more photos from Hendon, this time from a visit there last week. 18 October 2012.

    1 - Milestones of Flight Hall


    2 - Typhoon ZH588


    3 - 66 Sqn Board


    4 - Bristol Belvedere


    5 - Bristol Beaufighter


    6 - Short Sunderland


    7 - McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom FGR.2 (XV424)


    8 - Hawker Hunter


    9 - Me-109


    10 - RAF Museum

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    Thats one hell of an ugly building, lets get it listed!

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    LOL, hard to believe there's a General Sevice Shed under that lot!

    Love the Wapiti shots, imagine peering out between the window netting of your suburban semi and seeing one of those on finals!
    Last edited by mawganmad; 22-10-2012 at 20:29.

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    Nice to see all those lovely aeroplanes crammed together so you can't actually see them as a whole.

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    Be nice to see the Hunter FR.10 in RAF colours, must be unique over here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwichpaul View Post
    Thats one hell of an ugly building, lets get it listed!
    It is modelled on 31 MU Llanberis underground secure store .
    Llan 2.jpgLlan1.jpg

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