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Help for Heroes - WWII Plane needed!!

Old 1st Aug 2010, 19:21
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Help for Heroes - WWII Plane needed!!

Dear all,

We desperately need some assistance in aid of Help for Heroes! My fiancee is taking part in the Help for Heroes calendar 2011 and they were due to shoot at Cosford Museum a few weeks ago. Unfortunately they were let down and currently the organisers are trying to find another suitable location/aircraft.

Does anyone know of anywhere in the Midlands or Thames Valley area where there is a WWII aircraft which could be used for this 40's style calendar for charity???

Any help or contacts would be most helpful!!

ST
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Old 1st Aug 2010, 20:12
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The Vachas' Hawker Hurricane G-HUPW is based near Didcot.

Slightly further afield, there's the FAA museum at Yeovilton.

There may be something at Wroughton at the Science Museum reserve collection?
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Old 1st Aug 2010, 20:15
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Bit out of your area, but what about Duxford? IWM and all that - Help for Heroes must carry some cred there.
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Old 1st Aug 2010, 20:28
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Try `www.hangar11.co.uk`....always happy to see pretty faces...at North Weald
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Try BBMF at Coningsby blah (trying to type enough letters to get the post accepted)?
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 04:45
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Must have had the same sort of luck as I did at Cosford. Travelled all the way from Scotland to find that the II WW section was closed!!!!!!!


FOR A CORPORATE LUNCH.


Nothing off the ticket price either.
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 05:02
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Location!

Shuttleworth!!
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 06:14
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NW is the place

they need all the pretty faces that can get......

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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 07:10
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How about a Dakota, Tiger Moth, Horsa and Hadrian?

Not far from Cosford either. PM me if you want details.

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There's a bright yellow Harvard at Sywell and some other old looking fixed wing, sorry planks aren't my thing so I'm not sure of the exact era of the other ones, suspect they're WWI, but then some of the buildings on the airfield such as the Aviator would work for the WWII background etc, just a thought...
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 14:47
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The OFMC or The Fighter Collection

Try these chaps, some great airplanes, lovely people and done HfH before. Jane is a good person to chat to as well.
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 15:16
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Fareastdriver: Er Cosford is free .....
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 15:32
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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (Avro Lancaster)
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 15:47
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GLF...let`s not get personal over this.....`faces` should have been in `commas` !!
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 17:39
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(Do you think we could have fewer 'airplanes' and more 'aircraft', or 'aeroplanes', chaps? Hmm? )
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 17:59
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http://www.classicflight.com/airbase

Airbase at Coventry should be able to fit you up with a DC3 or anything else that takes your fancy.
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 18:32
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How about the Aeropark at East Midlands airport?

Official web site of the East Midlands Aeropark
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 19:41
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Also at Coventry Airport is the Midland Air Museum, which has a number of first and second generation jets in various states but not a great deal of WW2 stuff:

MIDLAND AIR MUSEUM
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Newark Air Museum, just off the A1, then there is the "Cranwell Heritage"??
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Old 8th Aug 2010, 09:47
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Thanks

Thanks for all of your positive responses, most appreciated. We are off to do the shoot today at the West London Aero Club in White Waltham!

Cheers once again,

ST
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