Finally back from Hendon, they've got some very nice aeroplanes there. The only Defiant in the world, the only original Halifax, a Hudson, two seat FW190, a pair of Bf109s, Bf110 and Ju88 nightfighters. Also a Heinkel 111 that was 'acquired' from a USAAF unit, Sunderland flying boat, Me262 and Meteor, Vulcan, RAF Liberator.
There's a few that I'd like to see on BBMF, like a Mosquito, Beaufighter, Bf109, Bf110 and Blenheim.
The last time I was at Hendon , back in 2005 (my 8th or 9th visit) they had just pulled the Halifax out of the Zudier Zee , and they were'nt going to restore it, but leave it as a wreck-memorial. (LIke they did with the Gladiator they had). Did they restore her?
Did you go by Tube? I only ask , because if I recall it's actually at Colningsdale not Hendon (as I found to my misfortune the 1st two trips) but the great thing about the tube stop is a truly magnificent model (hobby) shop. I forget the name, but it began with an "H". Did you visit it?
We went by bus, so the tube isn't an issue.
The Glad and Halifax are still in their unrestored condition. They've got a restored Merlin XX but I'm not sure it's an original from that aircraft.