Wow, a Beaufighter, my absolute favourite plane from WW2. Amazing how there is still objects to be found like this. The people who found it had walked the beach for several years not seeing a glimpse of the plane. Apparently, it is already being covered already by sand again because of the tide. By the way, I didn’t know that there is a RAF museum in London - is there a member on the forum who has been there and can tell more about it?
Post by Dave Homewood on May 31, 2020 8:13:29 GMT 12
"It is written in the sand," said the old farkar!
I have been to the RAF Museum in London. It's at RAF Hendon, in the northern side of the city. They have an amazing collection of aeroplanes from WWI to the present day. Fighters, bombers, trainers, flying boats, etc. Well worth going, and I believe it is these days free entry.
The RAF has a second museum at RAF Cosford. I've not been there yet and plan to when/if I get back to the UK.
Nice, thank you! 25 years ago me and my brother went to visit England, we were both around 20 years old back then. We were both since childhood very interested in WW2, especially all that had anything to do with aviation during the war. We went to the museum in Duxford, we wanted to see this because a large part of the movie ”The Battle of Britain” was filmed there. We also went to the Imperial War Museum. And the HMS Belfast.
I rembember the magnitude of London was a bit scary to me!😊 All the people, the ”tube”, the traffic... I hung on to my big brother like glue. A shame that I haven’t been back, I would like it very much. But with the pandemic and all, it looks a bit uncertain travel-wise.
Post by Dave Homewood on May 31, 2020 21:53:01 GMT 12
I also visited Duxford and IWM Lambeth. I went past HMS Belfast but not onboard, maybe next time.
And I now exactly what you mean. London's population is twice the size of all of New Zealand, so it was daunting to me, having grown up in a town of 10,000 people (now 20,000!). Although I always felt safe enough in London, even with homeless people everywhere - something not seen in NZ back then ever.