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St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

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St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby warferry » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:56 pm

As promised started on my old print films, must be mad .
Long ago visited these two sites, only few faded prints found and scanned .
Might be of interest to some.Wales museum long closed also many of St Athans items moved to other museums.

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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby gamecock » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:44 pm

Great shots. I never knew there was a museum there. Whereabouts was it?
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Sparts99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:46 pm

Me neither.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby dollar99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:55 pm

Top one is Hendon, I have some similar angles on slide somewhere ;)

Also have that museum at Rhoose in the big pile still to be scanned ;) Never got to take the camera round St Athan though, nice to see.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby warferry » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:57 pm

St Athans you should know and the Wales was at Rhoose .Thanks for the Hendon correction thought photo was different colour cast.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby NAM Updater » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:42 pm

When Rhoose closed many of the airframes were dispersed to other collections around the UK e.g. Newark initially acquired the Sea Venom; and eventually the Ashton fuselage (via Woodford). :thumb:
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby paddyboy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm

Nice memories, mate :thumb:

Thanks for posting ;)

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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Nighthawke » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:36 pm

Nice reminder of "what used to be and is no more". My first sight of the Wales Air Museum was in the pouring rain in the mid-80s. Managed to visit in decent weather not long before it closed by which time things were running down a bit.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Blackcat1 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:27 pm

Remember the Rhoose museum, there was a Vulcan there, or part of a Vulcan?
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby ChrisCwmbran » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:35 pm

I can remember seeing in a compound near the British Airways various aircraft including a Vulcan.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Nighthawke » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:47 pm

XM569 was complete when I last went in 1993. Broken up when museum closed around 1995. Nose section mow preserved at Gloucester/Staverton.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Freeman Lowell » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:20 pm

Warferry,
Where the St Athan shots taken on Sunday 21st March 1982 by any chance?
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Punkrunner62 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:32 pm

Never knew there was a Museum at St.Athan.Is that a LM coded Gannet in the background of the T-33 shot and did the F-100 end up somewhere else,on the Gate someplace or in another Museum?
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby warferry » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:45 pm

Freeman Lowell ... it was on a Aeroprints trip 6 March 82.
Punkrunner62 .. F100 Croughton and other sites /shows still about I think.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Freeman Lowell » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Thanks Warferry. I knew the characters in the photo were local. I thought they might have been on the LAAS (Southern branch) trip later in that month.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby mustang5861 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 pm

Punkrunner62 wrote:Never knew there was a Museum at St.Athan.Is that a LM coded Gannet in the background of the T-33 shot and did the F-100 end up somewhere else,on the Gate someplace or in another Museum?
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Looks like a Gannet AEW-3's 'square-top' fin, so most likely XL449/LM-762.
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Re: St. Athans and Wales Aircraft museum 1982

Postby Nighthawke » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:43 pm

F-100, T-33 and Mystere were all scrapped on site in 1998. The one at Croughton (54-2212) was the former RAF Sculthorpe display one and that was scrapped last year along with the F-105.
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