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Old 24th January 2019, 21:46
Nachtjagd Nachtjagd is offline
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Any Meteor Experts Out There Please?

This piece of aircraft wreckage is currently in storage at the Tangmere museum awaiting identification. It was recovered from the crash site of two 43 Sqn Meteors (VT238 & VT276) that flew into high ground near Tangmere on 25 November 1949. So far it has eluded identification and does not appear to have any helpful numbers stamped into the casting. Hopefully there are some Meteor experts out there who will quickly figure it out for us.
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Old 2nd February 2019, 00:27
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Re: Any Meteor Experts Out There Please?

I'm having trouble finding this incident. Perhaps this book, which is hard to find, might be available at a library:


Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft Accidents and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings



You may need to acquire a manual: http://www.aircraft-reports.com/glos...craft-company/
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Old 2nd February 2019, 15:11
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Re: Any Meteor Experts Out There Please?

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I'm having trouble finding this incident. Perhaps this book, which is hard to find, might be available at a library:


Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft Accidents and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings



You may need to acquire a manual: http://www.aircraft-reports.com/glos...craft-company/
For your benefit:

25/11/1949
No.43(F) Squadron. Tangmere

Gloster Meteor F.4 VT238:SW-R
Flew into high ground with (Meteor) VT276, at Slindon, Sussex. Cat.5.
1607384 P.II Arthur Venning LANCEY RAF +

Gloster Meteor F.4 VT276:SW-N
Flew into high ground with (Meteor) VT238, at Slindon, Sussex, Cat.5
3046103 P.III Ronald Samuel JEFFERIES RAF +

See:
The Fighting Cocks 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Royal Flying Corps - Royal Air Force - 1916-2009.
Beedle,Jimmy
Barnsley:Pen & Sword,2011.
p.324.

Nachtjagd is trying to identify the parts, not the incident.

Col.

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Old 2nd February 2019, 21:42
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Re: Any Meteor Experts Out There Please?

Thank you Col.
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