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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2017, 20:29:09 PM »

And if you'll indulge an old anorak, what was Guy Baker's connection with Ludlow (assuming that there was one) and did he ever operate his aircraft in that part of Shropshire?

Guy lived in Welshpool and so I think Ludlow will have been his chosen local airfield.  He ran several cinemas around Wales after the war and used to fly between them in the Autogiro.  It must have been quite a sight and I would imagine he became quite well known in the local area.

The best place to find my photos of C.30 Autogiros is on my Pinterest page where I have collected all I can find (if you don't use Pinterest, I highly recommend it for finding and collecting historic aviation photography).  A few of G-ACUU are in posts below.  

I'm interested if anyone has more photos of the display at Fairwood Common (ex RAF Fairwood and now Swansea Airport) in August 1950 shown below.  In particular, I'm keen to know what the colour scheme was here as black and white images are all I have.

My father has some more photos I will upload at a later date but he's a few hundred miles from me at the moment.

Simon

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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2017, 20:48:30 PM »

G-ACUU at Elmdon in July 1959.

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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2017, 20:51:38 PM »

There are some nice photos of G-ACUU at the IWM Duxford in this post on another board but this is how it arrived at Duxford.

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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2017, 20:53:36 PM »

I'm also interested in whether anyone can shed any light on the Cierva C.30 which displayed at Hendon's "50 Years of Flying" in July 1951.  I was told that Guy flew G-ACUU there but the programme suggests the display was by Norman Hill (which is a name I've not heard before) so I'm trying to work out whether Guy had loaned G-ACUU or if it was actually another aircraft displayed.

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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2017, 20:55:21 PM »

I also have a copy of this (below) which is a wonderful document and more pages are posted on my Pinterest page.

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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2017, 21:45:57 PM »

Thank you, Simon, for all those posts. Now I know that it's straying geographically, but was there ever an aerodrome at Ludlow? I know there's one at Welshpool, but it's rather too modern to fit this bill. But on reflection, who'd need a conventional aerodrome if one flew a C.30!
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