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Sorting out a cupboard, I found a small section of my Concorde stash.  It's all over the house, and I've forgotten a lot of it, so I've decided to catalogue and photo it as I find it.  I'll post them here with a bit of history if applicable.  Some might find it interesting...

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A Terence Conran cutlery set.  After the Air France accident, the type was grounded (don't get me started about that), and eventually modifications were mandated to return the aircraft to service.  BA saw this as a rebrand opportunity, and revamped pretty much everything onboard, with Terence Conran designing the new crockery and cutlery.  This design flew only once.  On its first post-modification proving flight, full of staff testing the new service, the aircraft was forced to turn around mid-Atlantic and return to Heathrow.  The date was September 11, 2001.  Thereafter, metal cutlery was banned on all commercial flights until well after Concorde's final flights.

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Final design BA Concorde baggage tag.  I have a few of these; some signed by Captain Leslie Scott when I met him at the USS Intrepid Museum in New York, home to Concorde G-BOAD.  Les was in charge of Alpha Delta for the fastest ever commercial Atlantic crossing of 2h 52m 59s on Feb 7 1996.

Please, if you have any Concorde memorabilia or memories, post here!

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I remember I never went on it and absolutely gutted about that. My Nan and grandad did and she is 100 in March and still remembers it. 

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I was fortunate to fly 4 times - 1986, 1999 and twice in 2003.

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It flew over our house a lot and every time we would go out and just watch it. An amazing and beautiful machine 

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Not flying on Concorde is Mrs Bazza's biggest life regret.

Could have been worse, I thought it might have been becoming Mrs Bazza 😀

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Fortunately the old lush hates whisky!  I spent years terrified the kids would find it during a house party.  Over the years, many have threatened to find and quaff it.  It may also be on the radar of a couple of TLF ne'er do wells.


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17 minutes ago, Sparky said:

Fortunately the old lush hates whisky!  I spent years terrified the kids would find it during a house party.  Over the years, many have threatened to find and quaff it.  It may also be on the radar of a couple of TLF ne'er do wells.

We’re spoilt for choice, there.


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I just got a silver concorde pendent in a job lot of Silver I bought. Is it something you would be interested in?


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Not sure mate.  I'd have to see it!  Pics?


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Ohh arr. I'll have to get it out from the safe. Gimme a few hours to finish work.


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Work?  Wossat?

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Ahh very interesting thanks for sharing Sparky. Like others I regret never flying on Concorde. I remember seeing the flights advertised where they would go around the bay of biscay. Really wish I did that. 

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As a teenager i had a supersonic experience flight. Somewhere i still have the model, flight tag and a4 concorde beige folder. 

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Lovely items. Big Concorde fan.

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Never flew on Concorde but a couple of times, in what was then Pink Elephant parking, it was incredible to witness the car alarms going off sequentially along the car park as she took off along the runway :)

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I do believe I know who owns that one!


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Oh dear! That is one special edition too far for me 

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But imagine my number plate on it!  Oooooh.

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Dad bought me one of those Gold Concorde Coins for Christmas. It isn't very big but limited edition and has lots of bumf with it.


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Your Dad & I had a lovely chat about Concorde at the Xmas bash.  Seems he's quite the fan!

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