backfire
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Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:47 pm

It's not only D-Day. It's G-Day.  Smile
 
Banco
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:01 pm

Gatport Airwick?

Have you been drinking old chap?  Big grin

How old is Gatwick then?
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
David_itl
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:07 pm


67 or 72? 1931 it began life as a private airfield, 1936 it had it's 1st terminal built complete with taxiways and apron.

This thread reminds me that in just over 2 weeks, another airport comes of pensionable age!

David
 
backfire
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:38 pm

It gets more complicated than that David - in three days' time it'll be the new Gatwick Airport's birthday, after the old one was knocked down and rebuilt and reopened by the Queen in '58.  Big grin
 
Banco
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:50 pm

Of course, GB Airways are headquartered in the Beehive, the original terminal building. It's worth a look if you're ever down that way.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
bobrayner
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:20 pm

knocked down and rebuilt and reopened by the Queen in '58.
Blimey, she must have been busy... couldn't they just hire builders?  Smile

Cunning linguist
 
backfire
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:46 pm

Heathrow regulars will know all about the Queen's building...  Big grin
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:00 am

Heathrow T1 was opened by the Queen, T4 opened by their Royal highness the Prince and Princess of Wales (aka Charles and Diana if you're confused), not sure who was there to open T2, most likely the granny aswell.
In Arsene we trust!!
 
Stretch 8
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:04 am

A bit off topic, but is T5 being built for BA? If not, who will occupy it? If it is for BA, who will move into T4?
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
 
MAH4546
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:07 am

I'll be flying thier today. My VS006 flight leaves MIA at 1730 this afternoon.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:10 am

No doubt BA will be one of the LHR T5 residents, possibly along with the other OneWorld members.
In Arsene we trust!!
 
GDB
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Sat Jun 07, 2003 12:55 pm

We call it Gatport Airwick too!
Even from LHR you can seemingly hear the whining, not engines, but BA LGW staff.
(All the £ we've poured into that place over the years, taking over BCal, then Dan Air, tried to make it work, sadly failed, listening to some of them you'd think it was all a plot by big, evil LHR)
Well, LHR is our home base, always has been.
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick

Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:06 pm

I also wish Gatair portwick a happy birthday.

Banco, you do know that Backfire was typing one of the several names LGW is called I suspect.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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