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Yeah, Dave, and it was an all-wooden aircraft! GL

The Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin engined, 1950s-1960s British two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm. It was a capable carrier-based fleet defence fighter that served into the 1970s. 140 production Sea Vixens were manufactured and first flown from Christchurch, Dorset. A single example remains airworthy today in the UK and is displayed regularly at air shows. And this was the reason I recently attended the Bournemouth Air Festival only for the Sea Vixen's display to be cancelled at the last minute as the pilot was called away on military duty. Not best pleased but I'll have another go next season! The Vixen at de Havilland Heritage has a working wing function and the wings are regularly folded as a visitor attraction!

Thanks...Geoff../..We did most of the North and South Welsh coasts in the tourer..1990s...but never ventured into this inland area...lots to see..will definitely give it a look for a stay.......Dave.

Heh Heh...Yeah !.. gotcha'...Geoff, that's a good practice :-).. cos' even after much messing around, time, and suss....someone somewhere has always done a better photo.../...Dave.

Yeah, Dave, I can see what you mean about the "nearly island"! GL

Should anyone want to visit Laba and Tommy Tobin's graves it should be noted that their graves are not in the "SAS plot" presumably because that plot was started after Mirbat. Best way I can describe the location is to stand at the entrance to the SAS plot with the wall of remembrance on your left. These graves are then over to the right, 30 yards in about fifty yards from the SAS plot. As you enter the graveyard at the rear there is a noticeboard with a list of all the military graves in St. Martin's and their location and there are a great many "non-SAS personnel" buried there too.

Dave, you've been checking my spelling again!!! LOL

On this photo, on the road down into the lodges, the six lodges shown are the most recent and are not shown on Google Earth.


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