|Chatham Dockyard, Kent|
|ME4 4TY||South East|
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A very large site that is fully open to the public, telling the story of the dockyard and naval warfare. The Gannet is owned by 849 Squadron Association, and was previously located at Culdrose. Large naval exhibits include HMS Cavalier, the only surviving British WW2 destroyer, and 1960s submarine HMS Ocelot. Between 1999 and 2004 this location was known as ‘World Naval Base’.
Chatham Historic Dockyard, east of Rochester, north of the A321, in Kent. Well signposted. From Junction 1 of the A2/M2, follow the A289 to the Medway Tunnel and then turn right towards Chatham after exiting the tunnel.
Open daily 10.00 am to 4.00 pm GMT, 16 February to 30 March 2013; 10.00 am to 6.00 pm BST 31 March to 26 October; 10.00 am to 4.00 pm GMT 27 October to 1 December. Closed December and January.
See official website for details.
Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.
|Gannet AEW.3 XL500 (photo, Dan Lord)||Another view of the Gannet (photo, Dan Lord)|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|WG751||Westland Dragonfly HR.3||WG751||Complete||Displayed|
Gannet AEW.3 XL500 has been bought by Tim Manna of Kennet Aviation for restoration to airworthiness as G-KAEW.