Introduction
Section 1 Military Service
Section 2 RCAF Mk10 AR Details Section 3 Canadian Civilian Life
Section 4 Preparations for Leaving Canada Section 5
Flights from Canada to Strathallan, Scotland

Section 6
Strathallan Life

Section 7
Leaving Strathallan
Section 8
To British Aerospace, Woodford
Section 9
1988 to present
Section 10
KB976 and KB994 Connection
Section 11
Nose and Fuselage Build
Section 12
Documents List 1
Section 13
Documents List 2
Links 
Credits
Email Me 


Lancaster KB976 Section 11 - KB976 Nose and Fuselage Build

KB994's fuselage was shipped from Canada in the late 1980s along with the original extended AR nose from KB976 which had been retained by Northwestern Air Lease at the time of conversion back to short nose around 1969. When the fuselage was swapped out with KB976's damaged fuselage following the hangar collapse at Woodford, the original nose from KB976 remained in Dick Richardson's garden for some time before being acquired by Jeremy Hall.

Jeremy Hall has done the most amazing job of rebuilding the original AR nose, backward, into an authentic Lancaster Mk10 AR cockpit and part- fuselage. He has used original plans from the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the cockpit is fully fitted with original Canadian parts and equipment. This includes over 18000 original US/Canadian WW2 rivets and a very rare original Long Nose aircraft's flight engineers' panel.

Such aircraft were fitted with 8 fuel tanks and crewed with 4 pilots to enable them to remain airborne for 24 hours.

Jeremy has his own website for this and also another Lancaster cockpit, both of which are used for film and TV work.

The KB976 cockpit was previously at the Brooklands museum in Weybridge but in August 2014 was relocated to RAF Scampton, original home of the Dambusters 617 Squadron.

In January 2017 the replica nose and cockpit build was moved from RAF Scampton to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. This is a fantastic exhibit and it is to be commended for the level of detail and authenticity involved. As part of the KB976 story on this website here are a few pictures and some links to Jeremy's website.

Jeremy Hall's Lancaster website
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The long nose of KB976 at St Albert in 1974/5 having been removed some 6 years before
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Photograph by Dick Richardson

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The above photo shows KB976's long nose now seperated from KB994 in Dick Richardson's garden in England.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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Photo courtesy of Terry Fletcher
KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum alongside Jeremy Hall's other Lancaster cockpit.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum alongside Jeremy Hall's other Lancaster cockpit.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.

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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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Photo courtesy of Jeremy Hall
KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.
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KB976 nose and fuselage rebuild at Brooklands museum.

The below photographs are all courtesy of Jeremy Hall

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All of the above pictures are from the time that this exhibit was at Brooklands Museum. The below pictures are at RAF Scampton, the location from August 2014.
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Above two pictures courtesy of Wayne Pendle
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The above 4 pictures show the cockpit at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in January 2017.
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hese photographs are provided by kind permission of Martin Keen.
Introduction
Section 1 Military Service
Section 2 RCAF Mk10 AR Details Section 3 Canadian Civilian Life
Section 4 Preparations for Leaving Canada Section 5
Flights from Canada to Strathallan, Scotland

Section 6
Strathallan Life

Section 7
Leaving Strathallan
Section 8
To British Aerospace, Woodford
Section 9
1988 to present
Section 10
KB976 and KB994 Connection
Section 11
Nose and Fuselage Build
Section 12
Documents List 1
Section 13
Documents List 2
Links 
Credits
Email Me