Hi jinks with a Highball - Sunday 24th October 2021
We had a great day at The Dehavilland Museum meeting the team who completed the conservation of the bomb. It is now on display in the main hangar with pride of place next to their WW2 Mosquito.
We had a contingent of twenty people from the highball expedition team and ECSAC make the journey down to London Colney (next to the M25) and everyone had a great day, enjoying both the story of Highball Bomb as well as the Mosquito bomber many of the other interesting things in the Museum. We also shared updates from our Loch Striven follow up expeditions (see the 3D model produced as part of this here).
We were delighted to see what a great job the museum team have done, and the bomb now looks great on its purpose built plinth, along with the newly discovered depth charge pistol and balancing weights.
Kevin was back in contact with the DeHavilland museum following the discovery of the pistol and weights on the underside of their Highball (as seen on the BSAC website and newsfeed). The team at the Museum had been working hard to finally remove the bomb from the water bath and move it to its new display plinth.
The team at the Museum said “I’m very pleased to say that our ‘lift’ of Highball yesterday was a great success, revealing the ‘squashed’ part of the bomb to be in very good condition”.
The restoration team