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25th Feb 2005, 22:11
I may seem thick with always asking questions but when I had cause to go to RAF WEST RAYNHAM in the 80s they had a very nice Glos-Javelin as a gate guardian. my question is whatever happened to this a/c:O :D

26th Feb 2005, 18:25
According to this site http://www.ukserials.fsnet.co.uk/xh.pdf
...it met the axeman about 10 years ago

XH980 Javelin FAW8 d/d 19/10/1959, to 7867M 20/11/1964, scr. West Raynham 09/1994

26th Feb 2005, 18:55
Rather than a new thread, thread Hijack:
I was passing the old Croydon Airport buildings yesterday. Is their gate guardian a DH Dove? It is looking in need of some paint. :sad:

I noticed a sign to a 'visitor centre', does that cover the flying years or just the industrial estate years?

26th Feb 2005, 19:10
It's a Heron 2D, formerly G-ANUO


26th Feb 2005, 21:16
Brillaint. Thanks MP3. :ok:

Captain Airclues
26th Feb 2005, 22:55

The old terminal building and control tower are open to the public on the first Sunday of every month. It is free of charge (although you are able to make a donation) and is well worth a visit.


28th Feb 2005, 09:52

The Jet Age Museum one is now on the gate at Gloucestershire Airport and looks great...the RAF having given it some TLC for the Centenary of Flight display at Fairford. It's Sapphire engines, however, are laying in the grass on the far side of the airfield with the rest of the rapidly deteriorating collection :(