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👄👄👄 We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey:
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is coming to Cosford Cinema next week for three special screenings presented by the Cinematic Arts Commission! Do not miss this! Visit cosfordcinema.com for more information
#RockyHorrorPictureShow #UMiami #HurricaneProductions #Cosford

RAF Cosford’s Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering (DSAE) is home to dozens of retired airframes used for ground instruction, the Jaguar being the most numerous. Here’s SEPECAT Jaguar GR3A XX723 (coded EU) at the 2018 Cosford Airshow. This airframe entered RAF service in 1974 and last flew in 2006. She arrived at DSAE Cosford the following year, and has been used as a training aid ever since. 🇬🇧 #aviation #aviationlovers #aviationlover #aviationinstagram #aviationphotos #aviationgeek #aircraft #aircraftspotting #aircraftlovers #planes #planefan #planelovers #planefans #airplanes #planespotter #planespotting #avgeek #avgeeks #instagramaviation #militaryaviation #militaryaircraft #warplanes #aviationdaily #sepecatjaguar #sepecat #jaguar #rafcosford #cosford #aviationenthusiast #fastjet

A foggy start to Friday at Cosford! This photo of the Britannia and VC10 was taken early this morning. Thanks to Visitor Experience Assistant Simon for capturing the moment! #weather #cosford #foggy

It's taken me a little longer than anticipated: Airfix's 1/48 TSR.2 XR220, finally finished.

I'm still not entirely convinced 1/48 is for me but the scale certainly gives this bird presence! The kit itself was a bit of a mixed bag: there was some lovely detail in the cockpit and main wheel wells (barring ejector pin marks) but in other places it's rather basic (the nose wheels and exhaust pipes for example. Similarly the fit was good in some places and left wanting in others. The panel lines are also rather heavy but when you bear in mind this kit is now c.10 years old there's not too much to complain about, especially considering how Airfix have improved leaps and bounds since this kit was made, and at the end of the day it's TSR.2 - what's not to like?

#airfix #48scale #148scale #scalemodelsworld #scalemodelkit #scalemodel #scalemodelling #plasticmodel #plastickit #craft #hobby #modelaircraft #modelism #modelismo #modelkit #coldwar #raf #tsr2 #cosford #duxford #humbrol #tamiya #revell

🎞🎞🎞 Director Amy Scott explores and reveals passionate and obsessive artist Hal Ashby in HAL, screening this weekend at Cosford Cinema! Visit cosfordcinema.com for more information and showtimes
#HalAshby #UMiami #Cosford #MiamiScreenings

Belgian F-16 solo, at Cosford.

Vador giving some impressive shadows across the clouds 😎😎 @vador_pictures @dark_crew_f16
#vador #F-16 #darkfalcon #Belgianairforce #cosford #avgeek #canon #aishow #clouds #shadow

Second World War Veteran Les Cherrington, a Volunteer at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating a milestone birthday this week when he turns 100 years old! .
As the Museum’s oldest volunteer, Les enjoys engaging with visitors and school groups, sharing his experiences of his time serving in the Army with the Staffordshire Yeomanry Queens Own Royal Regiment. .
Les began his military career in June 1938. His regiment travelled to France and later sailed to Palestine, arriving in January 1940. Making their way through the regions along the Jordan valley and into Syria, his regiment became engaged in combat with the Vichy French Forces. By 1942 horses had been replaced by tanks and Les was sent to the western desert to fight Italian forces who were later joined by the German Afrika Korps. As the war in the desert began to build, the Staffs Yeomanry were transferred into the 7th Armoured Division where it’s exploits in the Western Desert Campaign gained it the ‘Desert Rats’ nickname. .
Les took part in the infamous outflanking manoeuvre through Tabega Gap, Tunisia in the Battle of the Mareth Line, where over 100 tanks from three regiments lined up to face the Afrika Korps who were armed with far superior weaponry. In one battle eight British tanks were knocked out by one enemy shell causing a fire to rage through the line of tanks. Les’s tank suffered a direct hit by an 88mm enemy gun capable of more rapid fire, the shell pierced the tank and exploded. Les was the only survivor. .
After regaining consciousness to find the tank engulfed in flames and his left arm almost completely severed by shrapnel, Les was almost completely blinded from the effect of Cordite. With one arm, Les dragged himself up and through the open turret, slid down the front of the tank on his belly and was hit in the back by machine gunfire before landing on the ground. He crawled into a slit trench where he lay until the next morning when he was found by an Australian soldier. .
Read more about Les's remarkable story on our website www.rafmuseum.org/Cosford
#happybirthday #secondworldwar #veteran #rafmuseum #volunteer #cosford

💧Come join us tomorrow 🎥Wednesday October 17th from 1:25-2:15 at the Cosford Cinema for a screening of One Water! 💦Trailer link in bio! 💦
#onewater #cosford #cac #ecomedia #ecocinema #climatechange #watercrisis

Guess what???? I LIKE PLANE!!!
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#raf #cosford #redwhiteblue

Here's a slightly different take on English Electric Lightning F1 XG337, which is displayed in a dramatic storm climb pose in the RAF Museum's Cold War hangar at Cosford. Like XG329 at Flixton (featured previously in this feed), XG337 was an early development batch Lightning whose flying career spanned a decade from 1959 to March 1969. After that she was retired to ground instructional duties (issued the maintenance serial 8056M). During her life as a development airframe XG329 was used to trial the Red Top missile, operating from Boscombe Down and Warton, the latter then under the control of The English Electric Company. She was fitted with an F3 fin during her active life, which replaced the earlier pointed F1 fin. Appropriately earmarked for preservation at Cosford alongside other important development and experimental aircraft, XG337 has been on public display there since 1983. For a while she stood on her undercarriage in one of several historic hangars before the Cold War gallery was constructed, where she's suspended from the ceiling in true Lightning form - pointing skyward! 🇬🇧 #aviation #aviationlovers #aviationlover #aviationinstagram #aviationphotos #aviationgeek #aircraft #aircraftspotting #aircraftlovers #planes #planefan #planelovers #planefans #airplanes #planespotter #planespotting #avgeek #avgeeks #instagramaviation #militaryaviation #militaryaircraft #warplanes #aviationdaily #rafmuseum #cosford @rafmuseum #lightning #englishelectriclightning #aviationenthusiast #fighteraircraft

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