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Classic Air Force Moves to Cornwall
Newquay Cornwall Airport (formally RAF St.Mawgan)
March 28-31, 2013
The Classic Air Force moved to Newquay Cornwall Airport officially with the opening of their new museum facilities at the end of March 2013. Below are images of the aircraft that were waiting for their turn to move south. Some aircraft were flown while others required road transportation.
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide 6 (G-AIDL)
Left to right: de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide 6 (G-AIDL).
Gloster Meteor NF.11 (G-LOSM formally WM167).
Left to right: de Havilland DH.104 Devon C.2 (VP981).
Percival Pembroke (G-BXES formally XL954).
Hunting Jet Provost T.3A (G-BWDS formally XM424)
Left to right: Hunting Jet Provost T.3A (G-BWDS formally XM424).
Left to right: Chrislea CH.3 Super Ace 2 (G-AKVF).
Beagle A.61 Terrier 2 (G-ASAJ painted as Auster T.7 'WE569').
Avro Anson (G-VROE formally WD413).
Left to right: Avro 652A Anson (G-VROE formally WD413).
Percival P.40 Prentice T.1 (G-APJB formally VR259 'M').
Left to right: Percival P.40 Prentice T.1 (G-APJB formally VR259 'M') which ws built in 1947 and entered service with the RAF in 1948.
Left to right: Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 (G-APRS ex XT610) undergoing spar repairs to hopefully get it airworthy for a flight to Newquay.
Left to right: de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.55 (ex Swiss U-1215 now G-HELV painted as 'XJ771').
Hunting Jet Provost T.3A (G-BVSP formally XM370).
Gloster Meteor T.7 (WA591 'FMK-Q' also G-BWMF). Built in 1949 it is currently Worlds oldest twin engine flying jet.
Left to right: English Electric Canberra B.6 (ex WK163 now G-BVWC).
Canberra T.4 (WJ874 painted as the Canberra prototype 'VN799') which is now parked outside the Air Atlantique office block, it expect to be tranported by road before the July 31, 2013 deadline to vacate Coventry.
Left to right: Douglas DC-3 Dakota (G-AMPY painted as 'KK116' really ex KN442). de Havilland DH.114 Heron 2 (G-AORG) of Jersey Airlines and inscribed 'Duchess of Brittany' on the nose. It originally arived at Air Atlantique in 2007 for major anti-corrosion work.