Sadly we need to advise you that this year’s Battle of Britain Commemorations are now cancelled, due to the forward uncertainties of COVID-19 and the Lock Down. Many thanks for your commitment and participation, but unfortunately there is not enough certainty for us t...
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Once the maquette was complete, it was scanned and a rough foam milled. The entire enlargement has been made this way. 80kg of oil based clay will be sculpted over the foam base to create the finished enlargement. These photos show Sir Keith Park’s face being scu...
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Beginning with a wire armature, Joanne has constructed a basic skeleton and then builds up the muscular structure using an oil based clay. These photographs show the progression of the maquette. ...
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Stage 2 of the Sir Keith Park Memorial at the Thames Airfield will be a 2.3m high bronze statue of Sir Keith in his flying outfit which will be mounted under the existing replica Hurricane Fighter. The pose reflects Sir Keith awaiting the return of his fighters after a so...
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Hurricane Memorial Completed A bit close to the wire, but we’ve done it! The Hurricane replica decorated as Sir Keith Park's aircraft has been hoisted into place at the Thames airfield which bears his name. Thanks to Geoff and Warren and all those individuals and business...
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SEPTEMBER PROGRESS REPORT

September 2, 2020
Hurricane Support Trusses Erected! The three trusses to support the Hurricane are now up!! Next concrete foundation work, painting of the trusses and placing the Hurricane on its destined pedestal. The photo above shows the third truss being lifted into position late this m...
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AUGUST PROGRESS REPORT

August 20, 2020
At last – we have made a start on site this week !! The stump of the old English Plane Tree has been removed and the foundation piles have been installed ready to accept the supporting, laminated timber trusses, which is likely to happen week  beginning 17th August. A...
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AUGUST PROGRESS REPORT 2

August 19, 2020
Hurricane Replica Arrives in Thames! The Hurricane has arrived in Thames and was de-vanned at Toyota Plant on Monday 17th August. The fuselage was a very tight fit in the container but expertise by Rodney Smythe (TV Hiabs) and Allan Benson and his Toyota Team successfully c...
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The Glulam trusses provided by A&G Price have been delivered and are in storage until the construction and assembly of the memorial in August. This is expected to begin soon to be ready for the arrival of the Hurricane replica, confirmed to be arriving at Tauranga on August ...
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