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    Default FRANCE - Vannes / Meucon

    A few years ago we spent half a day watching parachutists and mooching around the once Luftwaffe-occupied airfield at Vannes in France.

    The airfield can be seen here Vannes-Meucon.kmz in Google Earth.

    At the time it was possible to drive a fair way around the peri-track, passing some of the old German buildings (one of my kids very nearly trod on a snake basking in the sun outside this one...) and a few original Luftwaffe hangars.



    There was a museum in one of the hangars which at the time had a Merlin engine amongst its displays, and a few airframes parked outside. The people in there were very friendly.

    As we drove around the northern and eastern sides of the airfield we found quite a few of the old dispersed hardstandings - not difficult to imagine Heinkel 111's of KGr100 parked there being serviced during the Battle of Britain - some of their bombs dropped not far from where I live in Birmingham !

    Well worth a visit if you are ever holidaying in the Morbihan area of S Brittany.

    More stuff (in French but with photos) is here
    Last edited by Sparky67; 15-05-2011 at 19:51.

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