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Crash of a Jet Plane into the roof of the Retreat Recreation room, 29 February 1952

29 February 1952
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A Gloster Meteor Jet from RAF Linton on Ouse crashed into the roof of the Recreation Room at the Retreat on 29 February 1952, narrowly missing one of the Retreat wards. The pilot was killed. Photographs show the damage and the salvage operation after the crash. With the photographs is a CD of the photographs made in 2005.


29 February 1952

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23 photographs and 1 CD

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Open and available at the Borthwick Institute for Archives. This material is being digitised by the Borthwick Institute for Archives as part of a Wellcome Trust funded project. Material that is digitised will be accessed freely online through the Wellcome Library catalogue.

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