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Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 9:44 a.m. PST

Very good item on the opening of the Battle of Britain hangar and Operations Room as Duxford:
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I found the following very poignant:

"I sped from here to the grass runway, to see a Hurricane taking off. Turns out a 99-year-old ground-crew veteran who'd tended to that very plane was visiting with his family. He'd been stationed at Duxford during the Battle of Britain and the RAF had put the plane up as a tribute to him. As for the pilots, The Few are now one: 101–year-old Flying Officer John Hemingway is the only Battle of Britain pilot still living. But Duxford's moving new displays mean their valour will never be forgotten."

Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 10:25 a.m. PST

Thank you Marc. Very poignant indeed.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2020 1:48 p.m. PST

Excellent, I'll have to make a visit when things are a little more normal.

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