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19th Jun 2020, 20:14
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Posted By 233SQN

Thanks folks.... I knew you would know!

Thanks folks.... I knew you would know!
18th Jun 2020, 20:41
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Posted By 233SQN

An easy one for you guys!

Folks... can anyone tell me the details/reg etc of the Tiger Moth that spent its final days with 86 Sqn (Heston and Isleworth) Air Cadets at their HQ in Hounslow? It was there up until about 1970...
14th Jun 2009, 21:41
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Views: 29,235
Posted By 233SQN

I too would be up for a bit of exploring.....I...

I too would be up for a bit of exploring.....I live in Worcester but get down to London frequently.... and my dog is getting fed up of Perdiswell, Throckmorton and Defford!!

Oldandslow...I would...
8th Jun 2009, 12:37
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Views: 29,235
Posted By 233SQN

Really?? Where abouts? Can you post a...

Really??

Where abouts? Can you post a Google Earth picture with an arrow or something?

I always thought that Hounslow Areodrome would make a good (if unusual ) subject for a Time Team...
11th Feb 2009, 17:49
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Views: 68,093
Posted By 233SQN

As a VR(T) officer I have organised countless AEF...

As a VR(T) officer I have organised countless AEF trips for cadets... it remains the highlight of their time with the ACO.

AEF pilots do a fantastic job giving these youngsters an experience...
2nd Jan 2009, 14:29
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Views: 1,722
Posted By 233SQN

71 MU, Premier Garage, Bath road Slough??

am researching the crash of a P51B Mustang in 1945, near Heston Aerodrome

Amongst the accident report paperwork I have is a memo to 71 MU, Premier Garage, Bath road Slough. They were responsible...
11th Nov 2008, 22:37
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Views: 42,484
Posted By 233SQN

Mike Lithgow BAC 1-11 crash site, 1963

quote from Wikipedia:

Lithgow was pilot of the prototype BAC One-Eleven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAC_One-Eleven) G-ASHG when on 22 October 1963 the aircraft entered a deep stall...
11th Nov 2008, 22:31
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Views: 16,101
Posted By 233SQN

or about 15 yrs ago (?)the BA 747 that was making...

or about 15 yrs ago (?)the BA 747 that was making a night time ILS approach to Heathrow's 27R in clag and on making visual at a couple of hundred feet realigned with the A4 Bath Road thinking it was...
6th Oct 2008, 14:47
Replies: 214
Views: 92,337
Posted By 233SQN

they crop up regularly on Ebay... I bought one...

they crop up regularly on Ebay... I bought one the other week for a couple of quid....
27th Sep 2008, 13:16
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Views: 8,816
Posted By 233SQN

is that 1919?? if so that would be 10 years...

is that 1919?? if so that would be 10 years before Heston Aerdorome was built....should it be Hounslow?
15th Sep 2008, 17:55
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Views: 92,337
Posted By 233SQN

No Completely different.... This tower was on the...

No Completely different.... This tower was on the North side and was built as part of the military expansion, but continued in use into the civilian period.

The original control tower attached to...
15th Sep 2008, 07:00
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Views: 22,156
Posted By 233SQN

try The unofficial reference to vintage...

try
The unofficial reference to vintage Matchbox kits (http://www.matchboxkits.org/)

and these may aslo be of interest too...

- The Airfix Tribute Forum - :: Index...
14th Sep 2008, 12:11
Replies: 214
Views: 92,337
Posted By 233SQN

This first shot is view from the Queens building...

This first shot is view from the Queens building in th every early 60's. The original Fairey Hangar is in th middle distance. The white "square building" on the corner of the hangar was the original...
14th Sep 2008, 07:50
Replies: 35
Views: 8,023
Posted By 233SQN

Does this picture help? Is that the cutting to...

Does this picture help? Is that the cutting to the top left??

The picture was taken in 1964 during the construction of the M4
...
14th Sep 2008, 07:29
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Views: 26,707
Posted By 233SQN

Wow thanks for that.... great link. Anyone...

Wow thanks for that.... great link.

Anyone know exactly where Big moose came down?? The reports suggest in landed in a cornfield... could this have been the Wheatlands at Heston or was this too...
12th Sep 2008, 18:55
Replies: 35
Views: 8,023
Posted By 233SQN

I have always been puzzled by an odd bit of...

I have always been puzzled by an odd bit of tarmac track that still exists... could this be the U turn to which you refer???

see The Airfields Of Greater London Heston...
12th Sep 2008, 18:06
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Views: 26,707
Posted By 233SQN

Heston: wartime crahes and incidents

As suggested by A30yoyo.... I thought I would start a Heston wartime crashes thread, as there a few interesting ones coming out of the woodwork.

To kick off, here is an account found on th net
...
12th Sep 2008, 09:28
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Views: 8,023
Posted By 233SQN

Hello A30yoyo... great to see and hear more...

Hello A30yoyo... great to see and hear more Heston memories and correspondence!!



How did you fair searching for Heston Airport bar?? I have a few very poor pictures and some contemporary...
8th Sep 2008, 14:12
Replies: 69
Views: 29,235
Posted By 233SQN

1945 Mustang that crashed after clipping the Grange Farmhouse

There is an interesting thread developing regarding the Mustang that crashed after clipping the Grange Farmhouse whilst trying to make an emergency landing at Heston in 1945.... see
...
5th Sep 2008, 12:13
Replies: 35
Views: 8,023
Posted By 233SQN

That's interesting.... I have been collecting and...

That's interesting.... I have been collecting and researching Heston Airport history for years .... but I don't have much post closure stuff, but I'll have a look.

Do you know roughly where on...
30th Aug 2008, 09:39
Replies: 214
Views: 92,337
Posted By 233SQN

Some great memories here.... As someone...

Some great memories here....

As someone who grew up in Hounslow (underneath 28R) and later lived in Harlington and Sipson I also have lots of memeories... here are a few (which seem difficult to...
27th Aug 2008, 20:18
Replies: 69
Views: 29,235
Posted By 233SQN

There's a new playground there now.... if you...

There's a new playground there now.... if you click on the
birds' eye (as opposed to map) view on that link you can see the new soft play site slightly to the west.

Ho hum....oh to have a...
26th Aug 2008, 19:27
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By 233SQN

London Transport Chiswick Works (major bus...

London Transport Chiswick Works (major bus overhaul works) built Halifax sections (and were geographically quite close to Park Royal) and would add some credence to the comfortable seat theory......
26th Aug 2008, 19:22
Replies: 69
Views: 29,235
Posted By 233SQN

There was a blister hanger still in existence up...

There was a blister hanger still in existence up to the late 60s early 70s that stood in the corner of the junction of Convent Way and North Hyde Lane, see

The Airfields Of Greater London Heston...
8th Sep 2007, 21:18
Replies: 69
Views: 29,235
Posted By 233SQN

I would be up for a walk of the sites... but work...

I would be up for a walk of the sites... but work commitments would mean it would need to be after September 30th (our year-end!)
I now live in Worcester, but used to live locally and know all the...
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