Farnborough Airshow 1953
Very interesting.... I was at Farnborough that year but can't remember if I was with Joan. I could have taken the photos I suppose. The flying boat was a 'Sunderland' and was stationed at RAF Calshot at the foot of Southampton Water. The Met people there had to calll a boat in order to get to work. Once I was asleep at the back of Hamilton Road and a flying boat roared overhead. The pilot had mistaken the lights of South Parade Pier for the flare path at Calshot!.

The Farnborough pics show one of the first shots of the Avro Vulcan and Gloster Javelin. We led the world in aircraft design then. You see their influence on the new Typhoon Eurofighter.

Mike Curme
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