RAF Museum – Hendon – November 11th 2018.

RAF Museum – Hendon – November 11th 2018.

With 11th November 2018 being 100 years since the Armistice and this year being the 100 years of the RAF, I paid a visit to the re-vamped RAF Museum at Hendon ,I have always  wanted to stand at the nose of Lancaster S for Sugar for the two minutes’ silence. It was a very humbling couple of moments thinking of all the aircrew that had flown in this iconic Avro Lancaster I.

I have added pictures taken on my visit which started with exploring Hangar 1.
Gate Guards – outside.
1/P2725 : TM-B : Hawker Hurricane I replica.

2/TB288 : HT-H : Supermarine Spitfire replica .


Hangar 1 – RAF : First to the Future.
3/GAM -87 Skybolt.

4/F1010 :   DH9A – 110Sqn markings coded C.

5/BL614 : Supermarine Spitfire Vb  : 222Sqn markings coded ZD-F.

6/XR977 : RAFAT : Folland Gnat T1 : RAF Red Arrows markings.

7/XZ585 :  Westland Seaking HAR 3  : 202Sqn markings coded A. :

8/ F-35 FSM.
Shop & Café area.
9/ML824 : Short Sunderland MR5 :  RAF 201Sqn markings coded NS-Z .


Hangar 2 –   First World War
Entrance hall
10/No. 433 : Bleriot XXVII. (BAPC 107)

11/ E449 : Avro 504K : RFC markings. (G-EBJE)

Main Hangar
12/No.3066 : Caudron G.III :  (G-AETA)

13/ No.687  : BE2C  Replica  (BAPC 181)

14/C3988 : Sopwith Dolphin DR5 :

15/2345 : Vickers Gunbus  Replica :
16/A6526 : RAE FE2B :

17/F6314 : Sopwith Camel  : RAF 65Sqn markings coded B .

18/8417/18 : Fokker D.VII : .

19/D,7343/17 : Albatros D.Va :

20/E4266 : Bristol F2.B  Fighter :

21/F-938 : RAE SE5A RFC markings. ( G-EBIC)

22/N5912 : Sopwith Triplane :  RFC markings.


Hangar 6 – “The RAF in the age of Uncertainty”
23/ ZH587 : Eurofighter DA2 –  BAe test marks.

24/XW547 : H.S Buccaneer S2B –  in operation Granby Desert marking  “Guinness girl “

25/ZA457 : Tornado GR1B – 617Sqn coded AJ-J.

26/XX824 : Sepecat Jaguar GR1 – 14Sqn coded AD.

27/ZG744 : HS Harrier GR9 : 1(F)Sqn Special tail markings.

28/03-33119 : General Atomics MQ-1B Predator : USAF coded CH.

29/ 64-0553 : Lockhead WC-130E Nose section :  USAF 53WRS markings.

30/83-24104 : Boeing CH-47D Chinook Forward section  : Displayed in RAF markings coded BN.

Hangar 3
Above the entrance stairs
31/WZ791 : Slingsby Grasshopper TX1.

Main hangar 
32/FX760 : Curtiss P-40N kittyhawk  : RAF desert camo marking coded GA-? (A29-556 ).

33/LB264 : Taylorcraft Auster I : (G-AIXA).

34/XG154 : Hawker Hunter FGA9  :  43/8 Sqn markings.

35/PR536 : Hawker Tempest II  : 5Sqn markings coded OQ- H.

36/R-33 Airship Forward Control Car  front section.

37/KL216 : Republic P-47D Thunderbolt : RAF SEAC 30Sqn  markings  coded RS-L. (Yug A/F 13064)

38/ J9941 : Hawker Hart 2 : 57Sqn markings : (G-ABMR) .

39/ WP962 : DHC-1 Chipmunk T10 : 7AEF special markings coded C .

40/XA302 : Slingsby Cadet TX3 :

41/ PK724 : Supermarine Spitfire  F24 : Camo.

42/NV778 : Hawker Tempest TT5 : TT markings.

43/TB675 : Supermarine Spitfire LF XVIe  : Camo coded 4D-V ( RW393).

44/VT812 : DH Vampire F3 : RAF 601Sqn markings coded N.

45WH301 : Gloster Meteor F8 : RAF 609Sqn markings :

46/WE139 :  E E Canberra PR3 : 540Sqn markings.

47/XM463 : Hunting  Jet Provest T3A Fuselage : 1FTS markings coded 38.

48/XS925 : E E Lighting F6 : 11(F)Sqn markings coded DA.

49/XW323 : Hunting Jet Provest T5A : RAF  1FTS markings coded 56.

50/FE905 : N A  Havard IIb : RAF yellow markings. (LN-BMN)


Hangar 5  “Bomber hall “
51/R5868 : Avro Lancaster I : RAF camo & black : 467 (RAAF)Sqn markings coded PO-S.

52/MN235 : Hawker Typhoon Ib : camo coded 18-T.

53/413317 : P-51D Mustang : USAAF marks code VF-B. ( 44-74409 / N51RT )

54/730301 :Messerschmitt  BF-110G-2 : Luftwaffe markings Unit  1/NJG3 coded D5+RL

55/TJ138 : DH Mosquito B35 : Come in 98Sqn markings coded VO-L.

56/XL318 : Avro Vulcan B2 : Camo in 617Sqn markings.

57/L5343 : Fairy Battle I : camo.

58/KN751 : Consolidated B-24L Liberator : SEAC marks coded F  “Snake”.

59/W1048 : H.P Halifax II : Displayed as remains.

60/XM717 : H.P. Vicker K2 nose  section. “Lucky Lou” .

61/W2068 : Avro Anson I : Camo coded 68. (VH-ASM)

62/494082 : Junkers JU-87 G 2 : Luftwaffe markings coded  RI+JK .

63/701152 : Heinkel HE111H-20 : Luftwaffe markings  coded NT+SL:

64/L8756 : Bristol Bollingbroke IV T : Camo in RAF 139Sqn markings coded XD-E, (RCAF 10001)

65/MP425 : Airspeed Oxford I : RAF camo : in 1536 BATF markings  coded G. (G-AITB).

66/584209 : Focke Wulf FW. 190 F-8/U-1 : Luftwaffe markings coded Black 38.

67/483868 : Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress : USAF markings  coded A-N (N5237V)

68/34037 : N.A.  TB-25N Mitchell : USAAF markings . (N9115Z – 44-29366 )

69/120227 : Heinkel HE.162 A-2 : Luftwaffe marking coded Red 2.


Hangar 5
70/P2617 : Hawker Hurricane I : 607Sqn markings coded AF – F.

71/4101 : Messerschmitt Bf .109 E-3 : Luftwaffe marking 2/JG51 coded Black 10.

72/MM7201 : Fiat CR.42 Falco  : Italian Air Force markings coded 13-95.

73/X4590 : Supermarine Spitfire I : 609Sqn markings coded PR-F .

74/920 : Supermarine Stranraer  : RAF silver 5(BR)Sqn markings coded  QN . (CF- BXO).

75/N9899 : Supermarine Southampton I fuselage :

76/DD931 : Bristol Beaufort : RAF markings coded L  (A9-591)

77/A16-199 : Lockhead  Hudson IIIa  : RAAF SEAC markings coded SF-R. (VH-AGJ).

78/RD253 : Bristol Beaufighter  TF 10 : RAF grey markings with Invasion stripes.

79/XV424 : M D Phantom FGR2 : RAF wears 56Sqn markings.

80/K2227 : Bristol Bulldog : RAF wears 56Sqn markings

81/N5628 : Gloster Gladiator  Forward Fuselage remains.
82/E6655 : Sopwith Snipe : RAF 1Sqn marking coded B.

83/ZE887 : Panavia Tornado F3 : RAF special 43Sqn markings coded GF.

84/K4232 : Avro Rota : RAF silver markings. (SE-AZB).

85/XW855 : Westland Gazelle HT3 : RAF 32Sqn markings.

86/XG474 : Bristol Belvedere HC1  : RAF camo 66Sqn markings  coded O.

87/KK995 : Sikorsky R4-V Hoverfly Mark 1 : (KL110) : Drab green coded E .

88/ZJ119 : EHI EH-101 Merlin : Civil markings  coded 101  : (G-OIOI)

89/WV783 : Bristol Sycamore HR 12 : RAF wears CFS markings.

90/XV732 : Westland Wessex HCC4 : Red & blue Queens Flight markings.

91/XP299 : Westland Whirlwind HAR 10 : RAF SAR yellow in 22Sqn markings.

Aeronauts Interactive Centre
92/KG437 : Douglas C-47 Dakota fuselage section.(N9050T).

93/ZE686 : Grob Viking T1 Nose section : RAF marking.

94/G-**** : Grumman AA-5 Tiger cockpit section.

Displayed outside
RAF Tenders
95/ 1374 : Pinnace 63ft Mk.1  : RAF roundel ex Mount Batten – 1113MCU Holyhead.

96/ 2757 : RTTL .

A great day out , leave plenty of time to view all the halls.