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Norwich International Aviation Academy with Tiger Links
Topic Started: Nov 20 2017, 11:51 AM (87 Views)
tc2324
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LCDR Tony `Banana's` Clay
A couple of months back, I and other members of the 74(F) Tiger Squadron Committee, were invited to visit Norwich Airport. (Or if your old enough to remember, RAF Horsham St Faith). Horsham back in the day was home to the Tigers when they operated Meteors and Hunters throughout the 1950`s.

Our first stop of the day was to 74`s old number 2 hangar which is still in use to view a piece of Tiger artwork which, thanks to the present workers on site, has been preserved the best they can.

Number 2 hangar as it is today......

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...... and just inside the front door protected by a frame and glass with all the original paint ......

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This visit was a special one off `by invitation only` so it was a privilege to be involved in this viewing and we were very happy that the guys there respected the significance of this 50 year old artwork.

Next up was a visit to the Norwich aviation museum which houses the front end of a Hunter turned simulator as well as a decent 74 sqn display. (The Hunter by the way did serve with 74 at Horsham and was written off in a take off accident. The pilot walked away from the crash).

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The last visit of the day was to the Academy itself for a quick meeting and private tour. The new hangar has been built on the footprint of one of the old H2`s, however a section of wall from the old hangar which serviced B-24`s during the war, has been retained. All the planned exhibits were not in place yet on the day of our visit but it is open to the public and worth a visit.

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You can see the old bit of hangar wall to the left in the following photo.......,

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If you want to know more about the Academy`s aims, then click the link below for more details.

http://www.aviationskillspartnership.com/careers/international-aviation-academies/iaan
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Mark M
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Hawk T1
looks like a good trip, its nice to see theyve saved the tiger on the wall
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tc2324
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LCDR Tony `Banana's` Clay
My 1/48 scale model`s of the different types of aircraft flown by 74(F) Tiger Squadron are now on display at the Norwich Aviation Academy...., if your ever passing?

https://www.facebook.com/IAANorwich/?fref=ts

http://www.aviationskillspartnership.com/careers/international-aviation-academies/iaan


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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
It's no good Tony, carry on becoming famous like this and we will HAVE to call you sir.

Bloody Facebook won't let me see anything because they slap this big panel across the screen telling me that I HAVE to join to see things, well they can go jump on their bike.
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Hawk T1
nice one TC
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Lt Mac 'Shocker' McSheffrey
Fantastic Tony :cool :cool
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Lt. Paul 'Red Dog' Rose
very nice display, well done sir :clap: :clap:
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tc2324
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LCDR Tony `Banana's` Clay
Thanks all.

I have a couple more to complete to replace some on show and then I start work on building some commission stuff for display like P-47`s, B-24, Mosquito`s and the like which served at Horsham through the ages. It`s not for profit work so the Academy will pay for kits and materials only. It`s going to be a busy time.....!
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