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The Old & The New | With the British Army in Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The old and the new. Bleriot & Hawk.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

A week on, and we paid our respects to those who died so tragically last weekend at Shoreham. Here s some shots of today s Wings & Wheels event at Dunsford:

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

Replica 1909 Bleriot.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

Don t forget that Bleriots like this, and later variants, were in frequent use during the early years of the Great War, mainly for reconnaissance purposes, but also scoring a number of victories over the Germans in the hands of their French and British pilots.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

Behind you! Eurofighter Typhoon chases Spitfire.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

Note the decal on the vertical stabilizer at the back of this Hawk.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The mighty Vulcan, soon to fly no more.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The chance to look inside this wonderful Dakota (used at Arnhem and on D-Day, I was told, and still flying), was too good to miss.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

A lot of brave men sat in these seats in years gone by. Makes you think.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

B-25 Mitchell.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

And, of course, the Red Arrows.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

As spectacular as ever.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The classic Cold War MiG-15.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

And finally, as we were leaving:

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

Mustang and Spitfire.

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

The Old & The New | With The British Army In Flanders

And all taken on the phone camera. Mustn t grumble. The blue and red umbrella? Sheer luck, I promise you.

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