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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 09:27
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Heads up that at 8pm tonight on Talking Pictures which is available on all platforms including Freeview, Sky and Freesat, will be showing a film called Mr Denning Heads North. This 1951 film has the odd scene taken at Luton although I seem to remember this scene got cut out on the version I saw.


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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 16:37
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 17:45
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Originally Posted by cj241101 View Post
No aerial photos seem to have Nissan huts like the ones in the photo. Also I don't think any of the Luton hangars had brick walls, so I would suspect the photo wasn't taken at Luton. As a new type of aircraft, the JP would have attracted interest wherever it went, so it could have been a first visit to any number of RAF bases.
Looks like a brick wall at the end.


This is a photo of the experimental hangar with a hint of nissan hut


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Old 5th Mar 2019, 07:51
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First Monarch flight 5th April 1968. (Best to mute speakers due to horrible music)

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Old 5th Mar 2019, 08:07
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Great video - cannot recall where OM/MON's London coach terminal was - Edgware Road or Tottenham Court Rd areas?
Court Line and Britannia both had London Terminals.

Summer 1968
LTN starts to go-jet!
First jets based at LTN arrive - Autair 1-11 400's and Britannia 737-204's
Dan Air opens their LTN 1-11 base a year later, in 1969.
OM/MON will have to wait a few years to get their hands on their first jet, the 720B in 1971

Channel AW also got their first Trident One E in 1968, and their first 1-11 the summer before, (STN based but LTN saw PMI and other charters)
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 09:46
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To be pedantic: "Nissan" are cars. The huts are "Nissen".
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 12:21
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Staff seem relaxed, even laid back. Couldn't be more different from today's mad house.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 12:46
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In the photo of post # 3541 there is a strange vehicle or contraption standing in the left, between the white overalled-man and the gentleman in the foreground. Could someone please explain what it is? Thanks.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 12:53
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
Great video - cannot recall where OM/MON's London coach terminal was - Edgware Road or Tottenham Court Rd areas?
At 0:28, the coach is turning left out of Percy St into Tottenham Court Rd.
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Wash,probably a small motorised fuel `bowser` for refuelling away from the fuel pumps...Can`t remember the name/type,but later ones were larger drive-on..Someone will have a photo....
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 16:28
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First Monarch flight 5th April 1968. (Best to mute speakers due to horrible music
How odd to think that I was there, a 13 year old, at the crash gate all those years ago. I didn't know what this yellow aeroplane was until it taxied by and knew by the reg. it was a Brit.

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Originally Posted by washoutt View Post
In the photo of post # 3541 there is a strange vehicle or contraption standing in the left, between the white overalled-man and the gentleman in the foreground. Could someone please explain what it is? Thanks.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 09:12
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Aha, thanks. I've never seen such a tiny browser. Never to old to learn, my grandmother would say.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 20:31
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Another view complete with fuel gauge


This one is their self powered version
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 22:24
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That Comet must have been going at a helluva speed.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 16:29
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Heads up that at 8pm tonight on Talking Pictures which is available on all platforms including Freeview, Sky and Freesat, will be showing a film called Mr Denning Heads North. This 1951 film has the odd scene taken at Luton although I seem to remember this scene got cut out on the version I saw.
A couple of scenes from the film. Sorry to say the rest didn't photograph too well

Percival Way behind what became Monarch's hangar


Luton's first control tower


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Old 7th Mar 2019, 20:33
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Sporting...!!
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This airframe G-AOVS has been half buried for more years than I can remember. It have now been dug out and moved to the boundary fence due to building work. Its future is uncertain










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Old 9th Mar 2019, 14:40
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LTNman:

I can see looking at the top photo, and comparing with the others, that the aircraft's name was changed. Can see that on the fuselage only pics it "Amu", but on the earlier picture, when it was operational, the name is much longer, though I can't read it.

When was it changed, and does anyone know why?
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 15:19
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When in Redcoat colours it was named “Christian”
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