Members trip to RAF Hendon 13th Jan 2014
The five Concord members (John Walker, Geoff Howes, Tony Bouchard, Bob Tomlinson and Young Joe Millward) had often mused about a trip to Hendon and with the bleak January weather upon us it was decided to get off our butts and make the trip.  Monday 13th was agreed and so we set off from Orpington railway station to Colindale on the Northern Line and arrived at 11.00.  It was a worthwhile day. We started in the Grahame-White Hanger which housed the oldest aircraft in the collection: namely the Avro 504K, SE5a, Sopwith Triplane and best of all the Sopwith Pup (as we have several at the field!!) Our next venue was to the Milestones of Flight Hanger, then the Bomber Hall, the Historic Hangers and lastly the Battle of Britain Hall. The display was mind boggling with displays such as flying boats and helicopters. Some of the 30 aircraft displays include: BAC Lightning F6, Bristol Beafughter, Birstol Bulldog, de Haviland Chipmunk, de Haviland Vampire, F4 Phantom, Hawker Hunter Hawker Typhoon, Supermarine Stranrar andWestland Wessex HCC4. The Battle of Britain hall was very impressive. The hall includes the following aircraft exhibits including an impressive line-up of WWII Luftwaffe aircraft, together with a video show reflecting the battle and the Blitz: Aircraft included were Heinkel HE111, Junkers JU87 Stuka, Junkers JU88, ME 109, ME 110, Supermarine Spitfire, Tiger Moth and Westland Lysander. Lastly we went aboard the Short Sunderland Flying Boat as Tony remembers climbed in one that was beached at Harty Ferry on the river Swale and Roy from the Club remembers seeing it moored in the Swale and actually rowed out to it when he was a lad in 1953.  A very impressive machine. We did not have enough time and further visits are planned. The development of jet engined aircraft alone could take a day!
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Members trip to RAF Hendon 13th Jan 2014
The five Concord members (John Walker, Geoff Howes, Tony Bouchard, Bob Tomlinson and Young Joe Millward) had often mused about a trip to Hendon and with the bleak January weather upon us it was decided to get off our butts and make the trip.  Monday 13th was agreed and so we set off from Orpington railway station to Colindale on the Northern Line and arrived at 11.00.  It was a worthwhile day. We started in the Grahame-White Hanger which housed the oldest aircraft in the collection: namely the Avro 504K, SE5a, Sopwith Triplane and best of all the Sopwith Pup (as we have several at the field!!) Our next venue was to the Milestones of Flight Hanger, then the Bomber Hall, the Historic Hangers and lastly the Battle of Britain Hall. The display was mind boggling with displays such as flying boats and helicopters. Some of the 30 aircraft displays include: BAC Lightning F6, Bristol Beafughter, Birstol Bulldog, de Haviland Chipmunk, de Haviland Vampire, F4 Phantom, Hawker Hunter Hawker Typhoon, Supermarine Stranrar andWestland Wessex HCC4. The Battle of Britain hall was very impressive. The hall includes the following aircraft exhibits including an impressive line-up of WWII Luftwaffe aircraft, together with a video show reflecting the battle and the Blitz: Aircraft included were Heinkel HE111, Junkers JU87 Stuka, Junkers JU88, ME 109, ME 110, Supermarine Spitfire, Tiger Moth and Westland Lysander. Lastly we went aboard the Short Sunderland Flying Boat as Tony remembers climbed in one that was beached at Harty Ferry on the river Swale and Roy from the Club remembers seeing it moored in the Swale and actually rowed out to it when he was a lad in 1953.  A very impressive machine. We did not have enough time and further visits are planned. The development of jet engined aircraft alone could take a day!
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