Gloucestershire Airport, 22 April
The latest addition to the Jet Age collection of Gloster aircraft, Meteor T7 VW453, arrived at the Airport in spectacular fashion on Monday 22 April. Spectators packed the Airport viewing area and watched from all along the road. The sight of the Meteor flying in was unforgettable.
The two-mile airlift from Imjin Barracks went off without a hitch and even made the national TV news that day and the national press on the Tuesday. The organisation of the lift, by personnel at the barracks, Airport staff and Jet Age members, was faultless. Donations from onlookers came to more than £200.
The move was filmed from every angle, including from two cameras on the Meteor itself, for a short documentary on the event. The Meteor now stands close to our new building, waiting to be reunited with its outer wings.
Left: An RAF Chinook delivers our Meteor T7 from Imjin Barracks to Jet Age Museum, watched by hundreds of spectators.
Photo by Tom Radford (tcrphotography.co.uk)
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