The old and the new. Bleriot & Hawk.
A week on, and we paid our respects to those who died so tragically last weekend at Shoreham. Here’s some shots of today’s Wings & Wheels event at Dunsford:
Replica 1909 Bleriot.
Don’t forget that Bleriots like this, and later variants, were in frequent use during the early years of the Great War, mainly for reconnaissance purposes, but also scoring a number of victories over the Germans in the hands of their French and British pilots.
Behind you! Eurofighter Typhoon chases Spitfire.
Note the decal on the vertical stabilizer at the back of this Hawk.
The mighty Vulcan, soon to fly no more.
The chance to look inside this wonderful Dakota (used at Arnhem and on D-Day, I was told, and still flying), was too good to miss.
A lot of brave men sat in these seats in years gone by. Makes you think.
And, of course, the Red Arrows.
As spectacular as ever.
The classic Cold War MiG-15.
And finally, as we were leaving:
Mustang and Spitfire.
And all taken on the phone camera. Mustn’t grumble. The blue and red umbrella? Sheer luck, I promise you.