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Concorde's Final Visit to Aldergrove

I was reading Angela Willis' report about Concorde's visit.

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Concorde's Final Visit to Aldergrove

by Don Bannister

I was reading Angela Willis' report about Concorde's visit.

I had the good fortune to be "airside" when it arrived and have a picture of her just about to land. (see below)

Concorde touches down for her final visit to Aldergrove.  Photo taken by Don Bannister.
Concorde's final touchdown at Aldergrove.
Photograph taken by Don Bannister

There was indeed a report of a technical fault which was going to delay Concorde's departure. At about 4:30pm, word had it that it would either be fixed "in a couple of hours" or "not until tomorrow morning".

In the event, I gather it departed rather sooner. Unfortunately I was unable to stay until that time.

Were you at Aldergrove to see Concorde visit for the last time? Do you remember other visits by Concorde to Northern Ireland? Share your memories and stories here at Your Place & mine, discuss this article at the bottom of the page or send an e-mail to ypam-online@bbc.co.uk .

Your Reponses:

Werner -February '08
Your site is cool.

Ian Shannon - Aug '06
Great picture Don! I actually have it in my bedroom in a frame, because you gave it too me after one of our day-trips to birmingham.



Read Angela Willis's account of Concorde's farewell visit


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