WONZ 287 – Wings Over Britain: Dave Gledhill

Guests: David Gledhill, Author and Aviator

Host: Dave Homewood, and also heard are Dave’s hosts in Woodhall Spa, Ken White and Barbara Hunter.

Recorded: 6th of July 2023

Published: 29th of October 2023

Duration: 41 minutes, 52 seconds

In this episode Dave Homewood visits former RAF navigator and author Dave Gledhill at Thorpe Camp, Lincolnshire. Dave owns and runs a genuine ex-RAF Tornado simulator which is based within the Thorpe Camp museum, which has been adapted to simulate other types as well as the Tornado, including the Hawk, Vulcan, Spitfire and Lancaster.

Quick Links:

 Dave Gledhill’s website

 Tornado F3 Mission Simulator Facebook Page

 Thorpe Camp Visitors Centre Facebook Page

Above: Dave Gledhill sits in the front cockpit of the Tornado simulator

The Rediffusion Tornado simulator, at Thorpe Camp, Tatershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire.

Below: Other exhibits around Thorpe Camp Visitor’s Centre. I went on a day when most of the buildings were not open, sadly.

Below are some photos taken by Barbara Hunter of Dave in the simulator

The music in this episode is I Vow To Thee, My Country by Gustav Holst.

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