Friday, 6 April 2012

Sent to Coventry Part 1

Welcome, its 14th february 1974 and today we are off to Baginton  as it was known for years before it jumped on the bandwagon to become Coventry International.  There is word of an unusual arrival so the nearly rally prepared ford cortina estate  is fuelled up and the zenith B is loaded with ilford black and white so lets head north up the M1 and the M45 to the darkest midlands.

As usual in those days we can wander around the hangar's as we please , and outside the Shackleton Aviation hangar is the reason for the trip. Super Constellation N7777G in for radio repairs. Unfortunately as with the other connies that arrived in England during this period it was eventually abandoned  where it went unserviceable as repairs were beyond the owners cheque book, this time in Dublin, but was eventually rescued by the Science Museum and is now on display at Wroughton.

Leopard Moth G-ACLL

And yet another Leopard Moth G-ACMN

Hiding at the back of the hangar is an unidentified  DH Rapide fuselage

And just like buses along comes another anonymous DH Rapide this one possibly G-AEML

Cessna 414 G-BBUJ

That's all for now  but look out for part 2 with more relics to be found at Coventry.

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