After a good breakfast at our hotel, we headed off for today’s primary destination: the Fleet Air Arm Museum, where we saw some impressive exhibits, like this dual personality Sea King:
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One side is in Royal Navy colours, the other in Royal Air Force yellow.
And there was this rather nice Seafire (that’s the naval version of the Spitfire, as the name suggests):
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But for me, the highlight was this not particularly sea-going aircraft:
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That registration is a bit of clue to its identity if the shape doesn’t give it away. Perhaps an interior view might help?
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Or maybe this:
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Yes, it’s Concorde 002, the British-made prototype. Its interior is stuffed with test equipment rather than the seating found in production models. I recall seeing flypasts from this plane at airshows a few years ago, when I was young and Concordes hadn’t entered into service yet.
After that, we stopped for a bit of lunch and decided to return to Pencoed rather than going on to somewhere else.
And here we are.
 Possible understatement
 OK, OK, decades