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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:34 am    Post subject: Victor up for grabs ... Reply with quote

... or else it gets the chop, the future's not looking great for Marham's gate guardian

https://aviationheritageuk.org/news/marhams-victor-xh673-looking-for-a-new-home/

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine trying to transport that, stripping it to manageable sections I presume?
Then what would you do with it? Another museum would be safest.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
Imagine trying to transport that, stripping it to manageable sections I presume?
Then what would you do with it? Another museum would be safest.


Yep there are companies around who could do just that, dismantle it into manageable(ish) chunks then transport by road ... at a cost. If I had the space and money ....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might have had room for a Vauxhall Victor but this is a whole different ball game. You're going to need a hell of a garage to fit that in....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 2015 I was at Cosford when a VC10, or rather a significant chunk of it, made its somewhat un-glamorous arrival on the back of a low-loader.



(lifted from the Cosford photos thread)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possible saviour in Johnny Vegas!??

https://www.forces.net/news/ill-have-it-could-johnny-vegas-be-next-owner-raf-marhams-gate-guardian

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway of saving it will be good, having a high profile person interested also highlights the plight in the press etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
Anyway of saving it will be good, having a high profile person interested also highlights the plight in the press etc.


He's certainly gone up in my estimation if nothing else.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
A shame it isn't one of the Black Buck Victors.
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