RAF B-67 Ursel

 

Text & pictures : Serge Van Heertum - S.B.AP.

 

   

 

Wings and Wheels 2008

 

As every year the Wings and Wheels historic show was held at the Ursel airfield . During the years, this event gained more and more popularity and this is quite rightly . Everybody can find something linked with iys own historical passion. Aircraft, vehicles, tanks and even... a locomotive...


A major point of this international event are the many militaria shops, where the last missing item of your collection can be found. Plenty of animations were also foreseen and this was the key of the success of this 2008 edition.
Thousand of people made the trip to have a look at one of the biggest military collector events.

 

 

B-67 Ursel airfield, saw the landing of an allied airplane in october 1944. This aircraft was an Auster from the Royal Air Force. In the next months, this airfield played a discreet but important role in the actions untill the liberation of Europe. This is why the organizers have put the accent on this commemoration.
It was a real pleasant week-end to spend and a  little pictures overview just show a tiny part of all the beauty exposed.

 

Many thanks to the organizers for the accreditation and do not miss the next edition !

 

WINGS...

 

Impressive engine from the Flying Forteress

The star of the week-end : Pink Lady...

     

North American B-25 Mitchell...

 

... a wonderfull light bomber restored in Holland

     
 

Auster Mk V. The Auster was the first allied plane
to land at B-67 Ursel in October 1944.

 

A splendid running restoration of a Rolls Royce Merlin

     
 
An Harvard modified in a Japanese Zero fighter   "Old Crow", a P-51D Mustang
     
 
The massive Skyraider
     
 
T-6 Harvard from the Vormezeel collection   A demilitarised Luftwaffe Piaggio
     
 
The Ercoupe, tourism airplane from the 60's   The Belgian Air Component Siai Marchetti SF260D
     
 
RAF Tucano from 207 Sqn   RAF Hawk T1A from 208 Sqn
     


and WHEELS...

 
     
     
 
Performance of a bagpipe band...   We are sure...
The new generation will not forget the past !

 

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