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Conservation Hangar

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Bristol Blenheim in the works.

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Next day greeted us with another typical state of weather, so commonf for England – FOG. On our way to Dover we made a short stop at Capel-le-Ferne (sounds French, doesn’t it?)

The reason for stopping at ClF was Battle of Britain Memorial – 2010 being the 70th anniversary of this historic and important battle. The site was opened in 1993 by the Queen Mother and was built on the location of  a WW2 coastal battery, overlooking the Channel.

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There goes the siren that warns of the air raid,
Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak.
Out for the scramble we’ve got to get airborne,
Got to get up for the coming attack.

Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines,
Remove all the wheelblocks there’s no time to waste.
Gathering speed as we head down the runway,
Got to get airborne before it’s too late.

Running, scrambling, fire,
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again.
Running, scrambling, fire, Rolling, turning, diving,
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die.
Won’t you run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high!

Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers,
Let off a shell burst and then turn away.
Roll over, spin round to come in behind them,
Move to their blindsides and firing again.

Bandits at 8 O’clock move in behind us,
Ten ME-109’s out of the sun.
Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them,
Heading straight for them I press down my guns.

Rolling, turning, diving,
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again.
Rolling, turning, diving, Rolling, turning, diving,
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die.
Won’t you run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high!!!

Iron Maiden 1984

 

 

Hurricane Mk.IIc

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Spitfire Mk.1, Hurricane, Spitfire Mk IX, Bf 109G

Spitfire Mk Vb, Spitfire TR. IX, Hurricane Mk.1, Buchon HA-1112

Bf 108 Taifun, Hurricane Mk.1, Spitfire Mk LF IXe

Royal Air Force – Hawk T.1, Hawk T.2, Tornado F.3

USAF F-15C Eagle, Royal New Zealand AF Boeing 757

French AF Mirage 2000, Belgian AF F-16AM

Avro Lancaster