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PostPosted: May 30th, 2014, 1:17 am 
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Airfix A01071 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa P8041 built at Castle Bromwich and machine gun armed. Named NORTHAMPTON and bearing the County coat of arms, it was delivered to No 303 (Polish) Squadron (RF-E) at Northolt on 05-03-41 where it was used for operational patrols and forays over the Channel. It was not allocated to an individual pilot; consequently Pilot Officer Zumbach flew it at one time, as did Pilot Officer Daszewski, who claimed a kill on 20-04-41 when it shot down enemy aircraft during a high-altitude sweep over Le Touquet. It was later passed to 452 Squadron, the first Royal Australian Air Force where it was used for convoy patrols. But the plane was badly damaged when the pilot lost his way and with low-fuel was forced to emergency land in Essex before reaching an airfield and the Spitfire was eventually scrapped on May 20, 1942.
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Airfix 1/72 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (125/01045) UN*L, flown by Lieutenant John ‘Lucky’ Truluck (63rd FS, 7 kills), 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th FG, RAF Wittering, March 1944.
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Novo 1/72 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (F390/76006) LM*S, flown by Major David Schilling (62nd FS, 4 kills) 62nd FS 56th FG, RAF King's Cliffe, 1943
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Academy B-17C Boeing Flying Fortress (2150) RAF 90 Sqn, Polebrook, 1941.
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Airfix 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang (02098) 44-13535 MC-R ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ 79th FS 20th FG King’s Cliffe November 1944, pilot 1st Lt. Edward F. (Pogie) Pogue, claimed 4 He 111’s, Bf 109 and Bf 110 all on the ground plus 4 damaged.
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Airfix 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang (A01004) 44-13667 MC-T ‘Sneebo’ 79th FS 20th FG October 1944, pilot 1st Lt. Donald A. Sass.
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Airfix 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang (A01004) LC-D "Gumpy" flown by Pilot Col. Robert Montgomery, Group CO 77th FS/20th FG, King's Cliffe, July 1944.
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Matchbox 1/72 Mosquito NF.30/Mk.IX (PK-116) transformed with Airfix paddle props to De Havilland Mosquito PR.XVI, TA614/R of the 858th Squadron, USAAF, 492nd (P) BG, based at Harrington, 19 March 1945
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Airfix 1/72 de Havilland Mosquito NF.II, No. 141 Squadron, RAF Wittering, October 1943
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Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster II (A08001). DS620 first flew on 19-02-43 from Sywell, Northants. KO-W of B Flight, 115 Squadron RAF East Wretham, June 1943, 1668 CU wrecked 24-10-44, 554 flying hours. It had the smaller bombardier blister glazing, had no spinner hub covers fitted and had the bulged bomb bay with the ventral FN64 turret.
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Italeri 1/72 Airspeed Horsa Mk I (116) 315th TCG Spanhoe 1944
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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 (A04055) XZ133, No. 233 Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Wittering, on July 9, 1976.
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Airfix 1/72 Avro 504K (01048) converted to Avro 504J of the Midland Area Flying Instructors' School at Lilbourne in 1919.
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Airfix 1/24 de Havilland Mosquito NF.II (A25001) W4097 DZ-N No. 151 Squadron, RAF Wittering 1943
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Airfix 1/72 (02096), Hawker Hurricane IId, PG442 W-AY of 17 Operational Training Unit, RAF Silverstone, 1943.
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Airfix 1/72 DH.82a Tiger Moth[/b] (A01025) G-ADGT of No. 6 E.F.T.S. Sywell, 1939.
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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb (02042) s/n Z3353 SA-M No. 486 NZ Sqn. RAF Wittering, 6th April to July 1942
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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV (02042) LD973 F3-O No. 438 RCAF Sqn, Wittering, December 1943 – January 1944.
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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc (A02096) MW341 'AM-A' served with 1683 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight at Market Harborough before becoming a 'hack' for No. 14 Operational Training Unit, Husbands Bosworth (satellite airfield for Market Harborough), 28/7/43.
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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (early) (A02067) L2087 -A No 7 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit Peterborough, March 1944.
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Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa (A02010) P7918 built at Castle Bromwich. Named NORTHAMPTON and bearing the Borough coat of arms, undertaking a training role with No 412 (Canadian) Squadron.
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Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb (02046-2) W3817 was built at Supermarine, Southampton and named WELLINGBOROUGH. She was issued to No 501 Squadron, bearing the codes SD-O.
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Airfix 1/72 R.A.F. R.E.8 (01076) A4501 of No 5 Training Depot Station, at Easton-on-the-Hill, 1917.
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Novo 1/72 Miles Master III (F340) B5484 of the BADU, Signals Development Unit, Hinton-In-The-Hedges, May 1943.
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Novo 1/72 Airspeed Oxford Mk II (F336) No. 26 (Signals) Group took over operations at Hinton-In-The-Hedges from early April 1943. It controlled a variety of operational signals units as well as the extensive ground signals communications network at airfields throughout the country. The Signals Development Unit (SDU) moved onto the airfield on 15 April 1943, operating a rare mixture of aircraft including Ansons, Masters and Oxfords to Whitleys. Some of these aircraft had been absorbed from No. 1551 Flight, a Blind Approach Calibration Unit, which had been based at Bicester. V4026 was an Oxford inherited from 1551 Flight; no codes are recorded.
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Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (04100-1) BM155 OU-U, No 485 Squadron RNZAF, King’s Cliffe 08-07-42 - 16-08-42.
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Airfix 1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I (A04016)
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Airfix (ex-Academy) 1/72 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (08005)
Flak Eater WF-J 364th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group, 8th U.S. Army Air Force, Chelveston, Northamptonshire, September 1944.
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Minicraft 1/72 Consolidated-Vultee B-24D Liberator (11612)
Playmate, No. 801 (Provisional) Bomb Group, 36th Bomb Squadron, Harrington, 28/3 – 13/8/44.
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Designed in 1929 as the replacement for the aging Avro 504N, the Avro 621 was adopted as the standard RAF trainer in 1932 and given the official name Tutor. Its aerobatic abilities saw it being used by the Central Flying School aerobatic team, piloted by instructors as a display aircraft. The upper wing markings proved to the Hendon crowds that the aircraft was upside down for many minutes on end. She is depicted here as she was at Wittering in 1933.

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In 1958 a new era started for Harrington when the Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles were chosen as a nuclear deterrent. Bloodhound Mk.1 SAMs at separate sites provided protection. Construction at Harrington was completed in early 1960 and 218 Sqn took up residence. The allocation was short-lived as Harrington was de-activated 23 August 1963.

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