As I had been down to the RAFM Hendon the day before and the sun was shining, it was a quick Sunday visit to Duxford. The museum was now on summer opening times and the Land Warfare Hall and Hangar 3 open to the public again. The only real change around has been the installation in the Cold War aircraft collection in Hangar 4/North of the recently restored Vampire T11 and in the Vampire's place in the workshop area of Hangar 5/North of the recently delivered Harrier GR9A from RAF Cottesmore. Following the rebuilding and conservation of the GR9A, it will go on display in the IWM London in a couple of years time  following the multi-million refurbishment of the former Bedlam Hospital. Routine maintenance and CAA paperwork continues apace on the various warbird collections in antiicipation of the start of the air show season.

Duxford Bimble ~ 18th March 2012

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Hangar 2/South - The Fighter Collection

Hangar 3/South - The Old Flying Machine Company/Historic Aircraft Collection/Aircraft Restoration Company

Hangar 4/North - IWM Aircraft

Hangar 5 North/South - IWM Restoration/workspace