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Gloster Meteor F.8 VZ467/01 by Colin Smedley

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Late 1940s vintage Meteor F.8 VZ467 fighter in the static park at RAF Finningley for the Battle of Britain Air Display in September 1981. This aircraft is now on static display at Temora, Australia.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Colin. – Ted
    Have a soft spot fo the Meteor. Was sat in the cockpit of opne by my RAF uncle when I was 7 and got bit by the aviation bug lurking in there.

  • Thanks Ted! Know what you mean – it was a Hurricane for me.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 2 years ago

    I worked in the hangar(4) behind, on 101 sqdn Vulcans, in the late 1950s and you could still the machine gun bullet holes in the hanger door. Are the still there I wonder! Excellent photo. Into faves, Cheers Neil

  • Thanks very much Neil! I worked on the white Vulcan 1s, 1As and 2s of 617 Sqn at Scampton during 1960-2 and for a few months on the white B1s of 50 Sqn at Waddington.

    – Colin Smedley

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