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I had to pack the flying controls on Handley Page

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

Handley Page H P 28 Handcross in 1924

Handley Page H P 28 Handcross in 1924

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REGARDING the story featured on the front of page of The Bugle (December 5 edition), about the remains of a Handley Page aircraft being found supporting a garage roof in Flintshire.

This aircraft featured as the smaller aircraft, but there was a much larger aircraft with four engines.

This aircraft was fitted with flying controls which I used to pack when I worked at Lucas Aerospace factory in Fordhouses.

The flying controls were later modified to fit the Vulcan Bomber.

There were units that fitted into the wings and a unit for the tail plane.

This is the Handley Page H.P. 28 Handcross 1924.

This aircraft superseded the old Handley Page, therefore requiring the redesign of the flying controls.

I hope this has given your readers some idea of how aircraft developed over the years from a simple World War One bombers to today's jet fighters.

Mr P.L. Downes,

Flat 5 St Cecilia's,

Okement Drive,

Wednesfield, WV11 1XD.

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