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Frank Williamson was 100 yrs old on 3 August 2020
We hope that he had a very
'HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY'
Association member Frank was a pilot on 10 Squadron during WW2
and is the grandfather of Nicky Blackwell, the wife of former OC10 Gp Cpt Simon Blackwell
URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE A VC10
ZD 241 is a K4 VC10 that was flown by 101 Sqn. It was flown to Bruntingthorpe, Leics, where it has been kept in taxiing condition since the VC10s were retired from RAFservice.
However, earlier this year, the site of the former airfield was acquired by Cox Automotive and following the completion of the acquisition, the Aviation business and the Cold War Jets Museum at Bruntingthorpe were closed and will not re-open. It is recognised that this may be concerning news to many aviation enthusiasts but Cox Automotive is an automotive services business who do not work within the aerospace sector and they will be using the site to store brand-new unsold and lease-end cars on behalf of car manufacturers and fleet management companies.
Notice has now been issued to the historic aircraft preservation groups based at the site that they must leave before the end of 2020.
The future of the ZD 241 aircraft depends on whether it may be relocated. A plan has been put forward to partly dismantle it and take it to the Cotswold Museum at the former RAF Kemble in Gloucestershire and an urgent crowd-funding appeal has been set up to raise the large amount of money required for this project. If the target of £438,000 is not raised by September 2020, the money from donors will be returned and the aircraft broken up for scrap.
We trust that the photographer of the Bruntingthorpe aircraft will forgive us for publishing these photos without permission but time is of the essence.
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