TL4646 : Avro Anson at Duxford

taken 1 year ago, near to Duxford, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Avro Anson at Duxford
Avro Anson at Duxford
One of many immaculate exhibits at the Imperial War Museum. Introduced in 1936 as a reconnaissance aircraft for Coastal Command; this one entered service in 1938, and was used throughout WWII by the Air Transport Utility. A nostalgic exhibit for me, as I was an Air Cadet in the 1950s; I used to put on my uniform and cycle to RAF Bovingdon TL0002 : Bovingdon Airfield from the air and ask the guard at the gate 'Any chance of a flight, Sir?'. A communications squadron using Ansons [with normal cabin and no gun] was based there, to deliver staff around the country. I had several flights around the country [following our route on 6d Esso road maps], and occasionally in the right hand seat with pilots doing circuits to maintain their currency in certain procedures. I do not think one could do that today!
Behind is another Avro aircraft - the Vulcan.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Educational sites  Defence, Military 
Near (from Tags)
Duxford 
Aircraft (from Tags)
Avro Anson  Avro Vulcan 
Place (from Tags)
Cambridgeshire 
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Aircraft 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4646 4641 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.7991N 0:8.1999E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4645 4642
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