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    Default Stirling components exhibited in Museums ?

    I have a particular interest in the Short Stirling. I know that no airframes exist, and that there are projects in the UK and Netherlands to build /re-build a cockpit or complete fuselage.

    However I was interested if anyone knows of any pieces or sections exhibited in any UK Museums ?

    I can kick off with a large scale Model of a Stirling in the Science Museum in a display case containing other Aircraft

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    hello,

    I seem to remember there's a bit of fuselage in Manston, if my memory serves me well. I've seen it but it wasn't big.

    Otherwise, there's a fuselage section in the Condé-Vraux museum in the Champagne area in France (near Reims) and another in the Low-Countries, both were re-discovered a few years ago. These bits survived just because they were used as farm sheds...

    Joss

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    Ive got a map light lurking in my garage does that count?!!
    It wasn't until I saw the Imperial war Museum exhibit that I realized what it was for but I expect it was generic to many aircraft!
    My Dad liberated it while working as an electrician at Henlow.
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    Last time I was at Hendon, there were some pieces of fuselage in a storage area, I spoke to a member off staff there and he told me they were thought to be the largest items known to exist. Came off a hillside in Yorkshire if my memory serves me right?

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    The bits the RAFM have came from LK488 which crashed on Mickle Fell, Co Durham (formerly Yorkshire) 19th October 1944.

    I thought they were in store at Cosford but they may have been moved fairly recently as the last report I heard about them was a couple of years ago.
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    The East Anglian Aircraft Research Group museum at Hardwick, Norfolk, have the complete port tailplane from EJ105, a 218 Sqn machine which crashed in flames at Barrow, Suffolk on return from ops on 22 Sept 1943.

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    I was last at Hendon in about 2001, so think they must have gone up to Cosford since then, must be the same pieces though. I've also heard of a chap in Retford (town not institution) that has an engine cowling or part of one. Will post more when I get the details.

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    Hi all,
    My first posting having only just discovered this forum.
    Hope you enjoy these pictures from the album of Peter Piper who served with 7 Squadron.
    I also have a few large prints of a Stirling and crew that I would happily send to anyone for the cost of postage. The title was misprinted as 'Sterling'. doh!! The prints are fantastic though.
    Not sure if the spitfire pic was taken from a Stirling or a Lancaster.
    Hope you enjoy them.
    Gerry

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    Looking at the wing tip, I'd say the photo of the Spitfire was taken from a Stirling.

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    Hello,

    As the webmaster of the website of the Stirling Aircraft Society (http://stirlingaircraftsoc.raf38group.org) I'm very impressed by your photos.
    Good shots!
    I'll contact our archivist John Reid.
    Regards.

    Bruno
    Bruno LECAPLAIN
    Raf WWII 38 Group Squadrons Reunited <www.raf38group.org>
    Stirling Aircraft Society <stirlingaircraftsoc.raf38group.org>

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