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    I called at RAF Benson on my way home and asked at the Guardroom if I could take some photographs of this memorial. After the usual lecture one of them phoned someone and a few minutes later a lovely blonde appeared they took my details and photograph then she escorted me to the memorial.

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    I was also allowed to take these along the way.

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    From the RAF Benson webpage ;
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbenson/news...8B0DFA768014A6

    Well done airfields man , it just goes to show what a knock on the guardroom door and a polite request can do . Nice photo's .

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    Many thanks David, As I go past there every monday, and again tomorrow I thought that I would just ask...they can only say yes, or no ! Though having said that, I thought that maybe it would be a case of prior permission for some future date, but no. Over the years I've been allowed entry to various places with the right approach.....My Colt .45 usually helps as well.
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    Just found this photograph of the original Spitfire Gate-guard that I took about 20 years ago. Got some others somewhere also the plaque to this five bladed Spitfire.

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    A close-up of the workings, taken with my normal camera.

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    This is the rear of the replica Spitfire at RAF Benson.??? Wonder why they've left it looking like this. Though I must admit I've only just noticed this !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airfields man View Post

    Just found this photograph of the original Spitfire Gate-guard that I took about 20 years ago. Got some others somewhere also the plaque to this five bladed Spitfire.

    Found a couple more of this memorial Spitfire and plaque at Benson. A date for one of these photographs is 3rd January 1988.
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    I noticed the other day that the Spitfire has been re-mounted. Also the tailplane has been fixed. Took these today.

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    Sadly this plaque is very difficult to photograph due to the lighting/reflection.

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