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A little off the beaten track, perhaps, but Zagreb's Technical Museum contains a couple of unique aeronautical gems. The Museum is currently undergoing some structural work, so the aviation exhibits are partially obscured by scaffolding and plastic sheeting, but it was still a rare treat to see the prototype Aero - 3 trainer, dating from 1953 and powered by a 6-cylinger Lycoming engine.
Our research into the history of Percival Q6 was just one of the reasons for a visit to East Kent last July. G-AFFD was based at Lympne by Sir Philip Sassoon; we believe that it was flown by RAF fighter pilots stationed at nearby RAF Hawkinge with II(AC) and 25(F) Squadrons. East Kent is perilously close to what was Nazi-occupied Northern France during the Battle of Britain and retains much of interest to those wishing to learn about the Battle.