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Old 7th Oct 2016, 16:08
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TCA wooden cockpit trainer

As part of the hangar project at Brooklands Museum (www.brooklandsmuseum.com) we are starting to renovate a wooden cockpit trainer that was produced for TCA when they bought their 23 aircraft.

We are wondering about it`s history, we think it may have been at East Fortune at some point also the science museum is also a possibility.

Has anybody any knowledge of it between 1960 & 2010?
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 09:49
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When we visited Brooklands from school (& met Barnes Wallis)about 1960. There were wooden noses like that for Vanguard & VC-10 but they had no external colours
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 11:02
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I took these photos at East Fortune in April 2004:

VC9_trainer1 by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr

VC9_trainer2 by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr

VC9_trainer3 by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr

Unfortunately the camera I was using then does not allow me to decipher the sign that is mounted on it on the third photo.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 14:22
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Thanks very much for the replies.
I did realise I had made an error when I forgot to identify it as a Vanguard cockpit.
It looks in a very sorry state at the moment, but hopefully we will be able to rector it to something a bit better.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 22:37
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I definately remember seeing this in the Science Museum in South Kensington in the '60s or '70s.
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