TL1635 : Henlow Camp: RAF Henlow and Hawker Hunter aircraft

taken 7 years ago, near to Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Henlow Camp: RAF Henlow and Hawker Hunter aircraft
Henlow Camp: RAF Henlow and Hawker Hunter aircraft
In 1918 Henlow became the first new operating base to be opened by the then new Royal Air Force.

The aircraft on static guard duty is a Hawker Hunter with the registration WT612. Built in 1954 it was retired in 1957 and used as airframe instructional exhibit until 1984.

Here's food for thought. In 2010 that aircraft is 56 years old. 56 years prior to it being built, in 1898, the Wright Brothers' first powered flight in 1903 was still 5 years into the future. Yet the 1954 aircraft still looks modern, to my eyes at least, in 2010...
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 21 June, 2010
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Aircraft   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 167 359 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.5560N 0:18.0419W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 167 358
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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