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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

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

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Gloster Meteor T7 Serial WF784.

Example of world's first two-seat jet trainer.

WF784 was the 19th of a batch of 89 built by Gloster and delivered to the Royal Air Force between January and September 1951.

It served in Germany between 1951 and 1954, first with 26 Squadron, then with 130 Squadron. 26 Squadron was at Wunstorf, moving to Oldenburg in November 1953. It was equipped with Sabres to June 1952, Vampire FB9s to December 1953 and Sabre F4s to July 1955. 130 Squadron re-formed at Bruggen 1 August 1953 and operated Sabre F4s to May 1956. 

It's likely, but not certain, that the T7 wore the same colours and markings as the fighters.

WF784 served with the Ferry Training Unit at Benson between 1956 and 1958 and with the College of Air Warfare/Royal Air Force Flying College at Manby and Strubby, Lincolnshire, between 1959 and 1962.

It was then transferred to No. 5 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit before going to 5MU storage and disposal unit at RAF Kemble. It went to RAF Quedgeley for display on No. 1 site on 20 November 1965,allocated Service Task No. 7895M.

It was bought by Gloucestershire Aviation Collection/Jet Age Museum 30 May 1996 with a grant from Tewkesbury Borough Council. Stored for us temporarily at Quedgeley, it arrived at the museum on 3 March 1997 and is complete except for its two Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 engines.