(Some of you may be wondering what this has to do with cycling. Nothing really, but I have cycled past the monument a lot of times if that counts!!
Your wrong! This is cycling at its best and to take in the surroundings instead of your head buried into the handlebars
So you have learned about the Tall-Boy then !!
At RAF Scampton they used to have a de-fused one in front of an Avro Lancaster and when the Lanc'
was sold the C in C of Scampton said he no-longer wants that bomb in front of Scampton, so ground
crew set about removing it for display at RAF Consingby, ground crew went to an officer and asked if the
bomb was de-fused? The officer replied yes it was de-fused in the late forties, Well said one of the ground crew
That bomb still has its fuse in place!!!!! It turns out the bomb had never been made safe and still had its fuse and detonator
and still full of cordite, the bomb over the years had been painted over many times which made it a ticking time bomb
which never went off and was eventually de-fused by the 'bomb squad' and made safe, its now on display outside the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight.
If it had exploded it would have blown up half of RAF Scampton and taken all its hangers with it.
For some who don't know what a Tall-Boy looks like.....
http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image ... 7d4401cc05
I hate RED DWARF