Today and Brooklands Museum in the UK, Vanguard Merchantman G-APEP took her final taxi under her own power before being moved to a new static display at the museum on Wednesday 2nd June.
She taxied twice along the remaining section of the Brooklands runway in front of a good number of spectators before shutting down her engines for the last time.
She will be moved on Wednesday 2nd June to her new location at the museum, but must first take a precarious trip over a bridge which will involve some carefully planned maneuvers up ramps to raise the height of the engines so they clear the bridge structure. This may be in interesting sight to see so it may be worth a visit.
This could well have been the very final time that a Vanguard operated under it's own power. Certainly a sight I've not seen for many years.
I have uploaded some shots, so let's hope they are accepted.