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RAE Bedford and Concorde

concorde at thurleigh


RAE Bedford and Concorde

Outside Somewhere in England Gallery, Free Entry

Continues until 25th October 2020


On the 9th April 1969, Concorde’s maiden flight took place after many years of research. The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) Bedford was a major contributor to the research through windtunnels near Milton Ernest and the flight research airfield at Thurleigh. This display commemorates this achievement and illustrates the evolution of Concorde’s design.


Thanks to the Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group for the information and objects in this display.


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