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Wednesday 21st September 2022 - 'Battle of Britain' 34801 evening presentation to Club members

A round of applause from members in appreciation of an excellent and interesting presentation by Steve Lacey and Kevin Wilkins on Bullied's 'Battle of Britain' locomotive No34081

92 SQUADRON named after the famous Spitfire squadron based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The locomotive entered service in September 1948 and ended after a short while being withdrawn from Eastleigh shed in August 1964 being subsequently sold to Dai Woodhams scrap yard at Barry Island in South Wales. Having been purchased by the then-named Battle of Britain Locomotive Preservation Society in autumn 1973 arrived at Wansford on the Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough in 1976 where restoration commenced. In 22 years of extremely dedicated repair and restoration the locomotive became a regular performer featuring on many Heritage Railways until next overhaul in 2008. Class Pacific 92 SQUADRON returned to service on the Nene Valley in 2017 and performs steam duties to this day. The presentation was accompanied by slides and video recordings of the huge amount of work undertaken by the volunteers including Steve and Kevin who delighted the audience with their anecdotes of the work involved and photos of the state they returned home presenting their laundry to 'delighted' wives!! Check out the many photos, information and history of this class Pacific locomotive at

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