Aviation arachaeology at Defford Airfield

Archaeological visits to the airfield by members of the Group, with the permission of the landowner, continue to produce treasures, including an ASV Mark IX radome from a Barracuda, some Merlin engine parts, wing tanks thought to come from an Avro Ashton and what is probably an elevator mass-balance from a Sea Venom. Meanwhile, the Radar Restoration Trust, a constituent of our Group, represented by Tony Waller and Richard Hankins, have restored to working order an “H2S” radar as used by Bomber Command, and added this to their magnificent collection of wartime and vintage radar equipment.

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