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Concorde celebrates 10th birthday at East Fortune

Concorde celebrates its 10th anniversary at the National Museum of Flight.

Concorde celebrates its 10th anniversary at the National Museum of Flight.

The National Museum of Flight’s star exhibit, Concorde G-BOAA, marks its 10th anniversary at East Fortune this weekend.

In 2004, from Heathrow Airport, the iconic aircraft was led to a barge on the River Thames, where she travelled under 38 bridges and up the coast of Britain via Felixstowe.

Arriving in East Lothian, Concorde was moored at Torness and then began her final land journey, along the newly-opened A1 trunk road and traversing 1700 metres of farm land with the help of the Army’s 39 Engineer Regiment.

The 16-day trek concluded with a Tornado flypast by the RAF.

In the years since, Concorde has helped attract 850,000 visitors to the museum.

To celebrate, all 10-year-olds, or those born in 2004, are being offered free entry to the museum and the Concorde Experience on Saturday, April 19, the anniversary day of her arrival.

 

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