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AGM NOTICE AND VOTING FORMS UNDER THE MUSEUM TAB ABOVE

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

More information about our collection is on this website. Up-to-date news is on our Facebook page: The Jet Age Museum. We are onTwitter: 
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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

De Havilland Vampire T11 XD506
 
Our aircraft was formerly a gate guardian at RAF Swinderby. It was previously at RAF Finningley, Central Air Traffic Control School, Central Navigation & Control School and 5 Flying Training School, first serving with 206 Advanced Flying School, when it was delivered on 6th April 1954 and donated to the Museum by BI Processes of Thrupp in 1998. 

In its 8 August 1968 edition, Flight International published a letter from Leslie Hunt of Wrecks and relics that noted that XD506 was at Finningley, where Wing Commander A G Longden and Flight Lt Jack Long had been instrumental in preparing this airframe along with others, for display at various Battle of Britain Days. It is virtually complete apart from the engine.

Delivered 6 April 1954, struck off charge 7 September 1967, Finningley for G/I as 7983M, Swinderby 1977 for gate guard duties, sold 8 July 1993, to Pyle, Wales 1994, to Staverton 30 April 1996, RACO Engineering, Thrupp for display 24 July 1996, Staverton 28 February 1998

Vampire T11 XD506 Swinderby Main Gate 05/06/83 Rob Braithwaite http://www.rob.clubkawasaki.com/