England’s Jet Age Museum Reopens

May 09, 2014 No Comments by

Gloucestershire’s new Jet Age Museum has been officially opened 14 years after the old museum closed.

Former Royal Air Force Capt. Eric “Winkle” Brown, 95, the last surviving pilot to have flown the first British jet, the Gloster E28/39, unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. The museum’s collection of aircraft has been in storage since 2000 when the main hangar was demolished.

Volunteers campaigned and raised money to get the collection back on permanent display at Staverton.

For the complete story by BBC News, click here. For the museum site, click here.

Photo via the Jet Age Museum

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