Replica plane finds new home

A replica aircraft built by members of an association in Wolverhampton has been moved from RAF Cosford to a new home in a Cornwall museum.

Association members Bob Buck, Terry Herrington and Harold Brookes with the replica Boulton Paul Balliol
Association members Bob Buck, Terry Herrington and Harold Brookes with the replica Boulton Paul Balliol

The Boulton Paul Balliol was built by members of the Boulton Paul Association which was formed in 1991 to keep the company’s name alive.

The aircraft had been stored at RAF Cosford, near to Wolverhampton, for the last five years following the closure of Boulton Paul Heritage Centre.

The replica Boulton Paul Balliol

The replica is the last built at the original Boulton Paul Aircraft Factory in Wobaston Road, Pendeford, and will be on display in an aviation museum.

The Cornwall Aviation Heritage Museum at Newquay Airport, home to RAF St Mawgan, will showcase the aircraft once museums are allowed to open.

The replica Boulton Paul Balliol

It marks the completion of the relocation of all the major exhibits once housed in the The Boulton Paul Heritage Museum which was forced to disband.

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