UK visit summer 2013

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UK visit summer 2013

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Hello to all our UK residents,

I am planning a trip over your way from 23 June till 21 July, and I am looking for suggestions as to what I MUST see while I am there.
So please feel free to give me some ideas please. Obviously I want to do lots of aviation related things, but other suggestions are welcome too (the better half will only take so much plane stuff :) )

Hope to catch up with some of you too.

Cheers,
Neale
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Great stuff, Neale. No doubt with your uncle flying with 630 sqn, you'll want to visit 'Just June" while you are there.
Wish I could join up with you again, like in Canberra.
Cheers,
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Hi Neale,
If you're coming over in the Summer, going on the past few years, make sure you bring your thermal underwear and a good umbrella :lol: . After you've visited "Just June" as mentioned by John, you ought to visit "Just Jane" as well ;) (sorry John, only joking).
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Thanks Guys, would love to catch up John, maybe after and I can show you my photos :)

Allan, Where I live in Aus is a town called Ballarat, and its notorious for its weather here, so been prepared is a way of life.

Unfortunately I cant get a taxy ride on Just June...err Jane as they are booked out till 2014. But I have booked a seat on the Canadian Lanc on my way home... cant wait.

Cheers, Neale
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ME739 wrote:Hello to all our UK residents,

I am planning a trip over your way from 23 June till 21 July, and I am looking for suggestions as to what I MUST see while I am there.
Cheers,
Neale
The Bomber command museum Hendon and the new memorial in London would be a good start. If you can squeeze in a visit up North to see any of the old airfields it would be great to soak up the atmosphere. They are fast disappearing under housing estates etc.

One place I would strongly advise not to go near whilst in London is,...Loftus Road, Shepherds Bush. Just in case,... anyone tries to sell you a season ticket on the cheap on your arrival. ;)

Enjoy your visit,...hope the weathers on par.

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Hi Neale - we're due a better summer, so fingers crossed! When in Lincolnshire, I suggest looking in on Louth - it's in the 1 Group area rather than 5 Group, but it's a lovely market town and still full of character. I'm sure everyone has their favourite old airfield - for me, it's got to be Ludford. There's not much to see, but the place itself is still very evocative and the views from up on the Wolds are wonderful. I hope you'll get chance to go up to Elvington to the museum there and then on to York. York's a tourist trap, but with good reason - it's still a great place to visit.

Richard

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Thanks Tom,
Hendon and the new Memorial are on the list
but when you say "up north" how far do you mean ?

Is there any football on at that time of year ?

Cheers, Neale
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Hello Richard,

We were trying to book accommodation very close to Louth but I dont know how that is going, when I have places booked I will post the details here.
I normally hate the tourist traps but I guess "while you are there"...
Will be going to have a look at Goodwood festival (an other interest) and will be going to RAF airshow at Waddington first weekend in July and Duxford and Old Warden too.... gee might need a longer holiday !! :D

Cheers mate.
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Make sure you leave some time to visit us in Dorset Neale, you can join Richard and me for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at our favourite garden centre!
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Hello all,
I made it and am getting a good dose of aviation. Been to EK twice and seen the BBMF Lanc fly over both times. Got a tour through "Just Jane" all on my own (because I was last one there on the day). Been to Airshow at Waddington on Saturday, what a great day (more BBMF Lanc) followed by 57/630 association dinner on Sat. Night chatting to some of those who were there at Petwood Hotel then to Service at EK on Sunday meeting more people.... Been to a lot of the old airfields around here as well... Got to Louth too, and Skeggy and Lincoln and still got 2weeks to go.
Max, any chance of catching Richard friday ?

Having a great time, Neale
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