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This is recognised as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England and is situated at "The Keep" in Bodmin, a GradeII listed building. Constructed at the time of the Napoleonic threats the museum tells the story of the County Regiment from 1702 until the present day. Well worth a visit and why not take in the nearby Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway too!!!

This aircraft is unique as she is the only "warbird" flying today who was a world record breaker! She was built in 1954 in Woodford Cheshire and in 1957 she attained an altitude of 70,310 feet acquiring the world altitude record for GB! This is because she became a test airframe for the new Double Scorpion rocket motor which was fitted in the bomb bay and this rocket motor gave the aircraft tremendous climb speed and the ability to fly at high altitude! It made its airshow debut in 1997 operating initially from Bruntingthorpe and Duxford and later had a period at RAF Wyton before being acquired by the Classic Fleet in 2000. She is now painted up to represent an aircraft of 617 Squadron.

This airport situated half a mile outside the City boundary in the village of Baginton. There for the Classic Air Force Air Show on 2.5.15, featuring all the old planes, the Meteor, Vampire, Venom et al!

Ooo'aar'....Ooo'aar'....get surm.o.that thurr Scrumpy coider doyn yer neck... Ooaar.. and tiddle in a tin mine'..........

I reckon it's a stork having a day off........... from delivering babies....:-)

I like me sunrises & sunsets!

Thanks for that Johnnie'... I had a listen...on U'tube.. I have heard that song from time to time... it has an enjoyable foot tapping singalong beat and good lyrics too...
It reminds me 'a little' of... one of my favourite bands.....The travelling Wilburys....and their song 'End of the line'..../...You have a good Sunday too....Cheers from Dj..UK.

Yes it is Diggory Venn. I got to it just in time as it has now been moved to the Dyson Factory HQ in Malmesbury and it is no longer on public display!!!

Gotcha'...Herb'...yes.. I gather that a large collection over many years can be a sought after item.../...I amassed a large stack once...but chucked em'....oh well !.../..I will save my last one ever though.........All the best from Dave.

Thanks quatreulls, it was so long ago I'd forgotten all about it!!!


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