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In addition to the cold war jets, a proposal has been put on the table for there to be more ground displays for the next open day in may 2010 just asking here if there is the interest for people to bring along "cold war" era vehicles


at the present time the BAOR recreation group are in the frame to come (dependant on event meeting next week)


Many of us beleive that a new aspect to the event will continue to encorage new enthusiasts and possibly more people to help out

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will be one of the may bank holiday's


meeting will be held on the 11th to discuss dates as in the last 3 years it's been moved from one to the other, at this present time i think the aim is to 'spice' up the ground displays with added interest, so post-war cold war item will fit right in, there's also the possibility of using part restored aircraft in set pieces


If anyone has any ideas of "cold war" set pieces and anyone who's into the whole recreation activity drop us a bell, i know we'd like to get air cadets more invovled other than "car parking" duty, obviously they have their restrictions



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depending on what date it is, I would love to attend, do you have a Harrier at Bruntingthorpe? I ask because I portray RAF Regiment and I am a member of Forces80, see my signature for the link to the units website


All the best




PS, you can email me or PM me

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At the moment there are


3 x buccaneers

1 x starfighter

2 x lightning

1 x sea vixen

2 x hunter

1 x jaguar

1 1/2 x scout AH1

1 x comet

1 x victor (non flying)

1 x canberra


a lot of people have mentioned having flying display participants however that has to be balanced against losing the closeness to the fast taxiing jets as a crowd safety barrier would need to be moved back for flying displays. In answer there was a time when there were 3 harries but alas they moved on 2 to the US and 1 down to gatwick

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I have an ex-RAF regiment CVR(T) Spartan, which could come if you can sort out transport.


Try jasmine transport he's based at bruntingthorpe he's carted 432's amongst other stuff for us nice bloke ask for mark would thing they would be a discount if you gonna show at bruntingthorpe ,


I'll have a word with our boss see what kit of ours we can get up to there



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as i say i'm just canvassing opinion at the moment but hopefully a positive go ahead will result from this meeting, as there a lot of aircraft issues to discuss (some fall out of the victor event) but here's fingers crossed as i've not seen a lot advertised for similar events nearby and the location is centrally based in the midlands

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This statement from the Buccaneer Aviation Group was posted a few days ago -

"The Buccaneer Aviation Group is very pleased to announce that our new home will be

Cotswold Airport – Kemble

As many of you will know Kemble has been home to some of the Buccaneers before, following retirement from the Royal Air Force. And we look forward to making some more Rolls Royce Spey noise there for you all to hear !

Following consultation with Cox automotive at Bruntingthorpe a timeline is in place that will see us vacated and in residence at Kemble before September 30th.

In the next few hours and days you will see that we have been busy preparing for this and will be launching a crowdfunding scheme with some exciting rewards for our supporters to help us achieve our goal and allow the aircraft to continue to move under their power.

Transport quotes are already being received and we really do need your help !

The Buccaneer Aviation Group will be able to continue to hold taxi days and other events at Kemble to fund our continuing existence and we have also agreed to provide active care for the Canberra pr9’S , Hunter T7 and Gnat already in residence.

we are extremely pleased to have found a new home where we can continue to keep the history alive, and thank you in advance for any help given.

We will of course keep you updated as the move progresses and hope to see you all at Cotswold airport."


So some of the Bruntingthorpe are on the move, await news on the rest.



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