Got there way too early on a freezing morning. I was standing in the carpark when an elderly gentleman arrived. He enquired as to why I was standing there in shorts , to which I replied 'I'm a mad Aussie and too early". He promptly took me under his wing and I got a private tour of the entire facility !! Talk about lucky. Lyle is a retired jet fighter veteran and a huge fount of aircraft knowledge. We walked and talked and turned on lights and unlocked doors for the hordes that would follow. The planes were great and I strolled through a Vickers Viscount and countless other examples. The Memorial room was a poignant reminder of the futility of war , very moving.The highlight was I got taken into the Restoration Hangar and met a very talented group of men (Volunteers all) all working with the one goal , to conserve & restore History for others to enjoy. The gift shop was also a treat as I found a 633 Squadron book i have looked for the past 30 yrs or so !! Happy Days & Thanks Lyle for a special memory, Cheers Mate !!
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