RIP Peter Vallance

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RIP Peter Vallance

Postby 10680 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:31 pm

I've just seen in Flypast that Peter Vallance of the Gatwick Aviation Museum died on 14th January.

I was away skiing at the time so missed it if it was reported in the local press.

He endured a long battle with the council who wanted to close him down because he was in "Green Belt" (literally a few yards from Gatwick's runway) and his collection suffered from not being allowed to be undercover.

As well as aircraft a fascinating collection of engines, models and ephemera. He was always willing to discuss aircraft (sometimes you couldn't get away).

I hope it can continue without him.
I'd rather be skiing
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