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RAF Museum - Hendon (London)

By nellacphoto  
I can't believe I lived within 15 minutes drive of this fabulous place for over 50 years without visiting and realising what a treasure I had on my doorstep
And the icing on the cake ... entry is free
This was the first of my visits and it coincided with Bonhams showing classic cars due to be auctioned there a couple of days later
There are 4 large hangers filled with the most beautiful planes. One of these is dedicated to the Battle of Britain and another to World War One air battles. The latter has beautiful old biplanes hanging from the ceiling, recreating the atmosphere
I really must go back one day soon (when things hopefully change for the better) and get a bigger and better collection of photos
Colin



Tags: Transport Planes Classic cars Aeroplanes Raf museum hendon

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viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2020 8:47AM
Interesting images Colin. I look forward to more.

Phil.
19 Mar 2020 8:49AM
Impressive set.
19 Mar 2020 9:41AM
A wonderful selection of goodies within those walls, Colin.
Aircraft are so good to photograph even when they produce a big composition problem.
The cars are always so well preserved too with lots of chrome and other shiny bits.
A fine example all here, Colin. No doubt some close up detailed stuff will appear soon...

JohnSmile
19 Mar 2020 10:00AM
An interesting set of images, would enjoy visiting this museum.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1966 England
19 Mar 2020 1:52PM
I must have visited 20 years ago, while teenage children were at a church event in London. My memory is dominated by the joy of being able to walk through a Sunderland flying boat: other Airfix modellers will perhaps remember it as the 12/6d kit: something is telling me that it was less than that at one time... But definitely the biggest and most expensive model.
19 Mar 2020 2:04PM

Quote:I must have visited 20 years ago, while teenage children were at a church event in London. My memory is dominated by the joy of being able to walk through a Sunderland flying boat: other Airfix modellers will perhaps remember it as the 12/6d kit: something is telling me that it was less than that at one time... But definitely the biggest and most expensive model.


Yep the flying boat is still there
But I don't imagine the other two hangars were
You'd probably enjoy another visit.
Combine it with the tattoo show! Grin

19 Mar 2020 9:16PM
A wonderful bit of nostalgia; I think the last time I visited Hendon was 1976. I don't know, seems like only 44 years ago. 🥴 I must say Colin you really do give value for money and once again we have an encyclopaedic collection of images! The Mustang does look good in that polished metal finish as well. I was rather hoping to see one flying this year but I fear that there will be no air displays during 2020. Oh well, we plod on; one way or another there'll be plenty to do. Please reassure me that you haven't been dangling off any tall buildings!
All the best, G. 🙂
19 Mar 2020 9:24PM

Quote:A wonderful bit of nostalgia; I think the last time I visited Hendon was 1976. I don't know, seems like only 44 years ago. 🥴 I must say Colin you really do give value for money and once again we have an encyclopaedic collection of images! The Mustang does look good in that polished metal finish as well. I was rather hoping to see one flying this year but I fear that there will be no air displays during 2020. Oh well, we plod on; one way or another there'll be plenty to do. Please reassure me that you haven't been dangling off any tall buildings!
All the best, G. 🙂



Ha ha! Thanks Graham.

No ... done the bridge hanging now.

Was thinking of wing-walking next ... or wing-hanging??

Not sure which part of the world you are in? ... but if life ever gets back to normal, and you ever are visiting another show, do let me know.

Distance permitting, it would be fun to have a go at photographing my first air show, and nice to meet you (and possibly Matron) too.

Colin Smile

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