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We're based on Meteor Business Park on Cheltenham Road East on the north side of Gloucestershire Airport.  Look for the traffic lights between the large white Dowty Safran building (3 flags on the roof) and Golden Castle Caravans.  Turn into Meteor Business Park at the lights and the Museum gates will be on your right

The address is:

Meteor Business Park,
Cheltenham Road East,
Gloucester 
GL2 9QL

The number 94 bus service from Gloucester & Cheltenham operates every 10 minutes at peak times.  The ‘Dowty’ stop is two minutes’ walk away.

Please note that there is no access via Gloucestershire Airportʼs main entrance

ARRIVING BY AIR

A grass taxiway, designated ‘R’ accesses the museum’s grass parking area.  Advise ATC that you wish to taxi to the museum and they’ll direct you accordingly.

FREE ADMISSION 
FREE PARKING

KEEPING IN TOUCH

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Our phone number is 01452 260078, during open times only.

You can contact us here or via email at jetagemuseum@hotmail.co.uk. You can help us improve and grow by making a donation or becoming a member - please click here for the membership form

Certificate of Excellence
2015

Canberra B2 WK126 843

Built by A.V.Roe at Woodford

WK126 was ready for collection on 1 June 1954. Taken onto RAF charge it was first issued to 9 Sqn at RAF Binbrook. WK126 was next transferred to the ownership of 100 Sqn (RAF Wittering) where it served until 1959 when 100 were converted to the Canberra B6. 
Wk126 was only again recorded in 1968, the intervening 9 years seem to have gone unrecorded



On 21 May 1968 WK126 was transferred to BAC (Warton) for conversion to TT18 Target Towing configuration. It was delivered to 27 Maintenence Unit on 13 November 1969 and into the charge of the Royal Navy. 

Pictured above is WK126 at Yeovilton on 31 July 1982. Published with kind permission on Mick Bajgar. 

Then, on 19 June 1970, WK126 was moved to Flight Refueling Ltd to take part in missile trials and Research and Development flying. 
In the November of 1970 it transferred again to Airwork Services Ltd (Hurn) and they operated this TT18 in target towing duties for the Navy's Fleet Requirements Unit (FRU) 

 Eventually it was transferred to the charge of the Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (FRADU) at RNAS Yeovilton. No detail on how long it stayed with FRADU but it is next noted as going into store at RAF St Athan in 1989. FRADU brought it out of storage briefly in January 1990 and it flew again until it was put back in store at RAF St Athan in October 1990.

After storage at RAF St. Athan, WK126 was auctioned off in 1993 and arrived at the Jet Age Museum June 1995. It is currently on loan to the museum from Chris Schaardenberg.

It will be displayed outside Jet Age Museum’s new permanent home at Gloucestershire Airport.