TR1968 : Air speed record course

near to Beltinge, Kent, Great Britain

Air speed record course
Air speed record course
On 7 November 1945 Group Captain H J Wilson set a new world air speed record of 606mph between Reculver and Herne Bay pier in a Gloster Meteor. This photograph was taken as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations and shows the record-breaking pilot's son being interviewed for television against a backdrop of the course. Unfortunately the weather was too poor to stage the planned re-enactment.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 November, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 December, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 194 684 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.3349N 1:9.0521E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 194 684
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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