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Old Warden Gathering of Moths - 8th August

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Old Warden Gathering of Moths - 8th August

Post by Cessna954 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:23 am

I travelled up to Old Warden on Thursday for the de Havillan Moth Club 'Gathering of Moths' event. Whilst planned as a two day event, with the Friday being at RAF Henlow, the incoming storm front forced the cancellation of the second day and may have resulted in some planned attendees not making the trip. Nonetheless, I believe that 43 de Havillands attended including 27 Tiger Moths, 4 Moths, 4 Hornet Moths, 4 Chipmunks and one each of the Leopard, Puss, Fox and Beaver variety. In addition the Shuttleworth Collection was open for viewing and included further Moth types.

The event was increadibly well attended for a Thursday and weather played ball with bright sunshine and only a light wind. It was great to meet up with CA's Andygolfer and have a couple of chats during the day.

Hopefully the photos below give the event the credit it deserves.

First of many Moth arrivals and in a standard RAF training scheme but with Polish Sqn emblem as a nice touch.
Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANNK / T-7290 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AOJJ / DF-128 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Hornet Moth
Imagede Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth G-ADKL by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AOEI by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANFM by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANKZ / T-6466 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Quite a rare DH-60G Moth Major
Imagede Havilland DH-60G Moth Major G-ACGZ by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

and an earlier DH-60M Moth
Imagede Havilland DH-60M Moth G-AAHY by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANFL by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Fox Moth
Imagede Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth G-CIPJ / ZK-AGM by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Puss Moth
Imagede Havilland DH-80A Puss Moth G-AAZP by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth G-ADKK by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-MOTH / K-2567 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ACDC by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Moth
Imagede Havilland DH-60M Gipsy Moth G-AANL by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AOGR / XL714 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AHAN & G-AOBX by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Former US Army U-6A Beaver
Imagede Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver G-EVMK by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth G-ADUR by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Quite a rarety this side of the Atlantic, a de Havilland Canada built DH-82C Tiger Moth and without the enclosed canopy that many DH-82Cs had
Imagede Havilland Canada DH-82C Tiger Moth G-FCTK / 5084 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Hornet Moth
Imagede Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth G-ADNE by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Gipsy Moth
Imagede Havilland DH-60G Gipsy Moth G-AAHI by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth Diamond Nine by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANEN & G-AOBX by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth Diamond Nine by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth Diamond Nine by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANRN & G-APLU by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANEN & G-AOBX by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Imagede Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AHAN, G-APLU & G-AOBX by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Star turn for me from the day was this beautiful Leopard Moth owned by Peter Vacher
Imagede Havilland DH-85 Leopard Moth G-ACMA by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

I've probably overdone the number of photographs but still not given the day justice. If you want to see more I've created a Flickr album from the day at https://www.flickr.com/photos/25034864@ ... 8152/page1

Thanks for looking

Neil

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Re: Old Warden Gathering of Moths - 8th August

Post by andygolfer » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:22 pm

very, very nice Neil and not too many at all - there were so many nice aircraft that the topic needs a lot of pics to do them justice. Was a pleasure to meet you and put a face to the name at last.
If I had to pick one as a favourite it would be the dual take off one with 'NEW and 'OBX.

You're well ahead of me with your editing, I sorted them into individual files to start with (twice - don't ask!) now just started editing in alphabetical order and am only up to G-ACMA so far, I expect it will be at least Monday evening before I post any of mine
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Re: Old Warden Gathering of Moths - 8th August

Post by Mike » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:37 pm

That's a lovely set of shots Neil, it looks like you guys had a great day out. :) :thumb:
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Re: Old Warden Gathering of Moths - 8th August

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:57 pm

"Overdone"? No way! Brilliant set and in good conditions too. Such a lovely range of colours on these venerable old aircraft.

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