It was more than a century ago that the sheds along Wood Road in Larkhill on Salisbury Plain used to be home to the famous Bristol Scout aircraft.

Now, through a labour of love and many years of research, the aircraft containing some of the original parts has been carefully re-built and taken back to 1914, the year it made its maiden flight.

Once again the engine was primed and its propellers spun into life once more.

 

WATCH IT.... The Bristol Scout returns to the Larkhill Sheds where it made its maiden flight in 1914. Royal Artillery The Royal Artillery 14 Regiment Royal Artillery Museum Of Army Flying A Scout at Larkhill A Bristol Scout at Larkhill Bristol Scout Chris Pearson BFBS Radio Laura Bfbs Nicky Ness Richard Hutchinson

Posted by BFBS Salisbury Plain on Friday, 7 July 2017

 

BFBS Salisbury Plain's Chris Sturgess went along to these long forgotten sheds to speak to the man responsible for the construction of this Bristol Scout and to get the thoughts of the great grandson of the man who invented this historic flying machine.

BFBS Salisbury Chris Sturgess Bristol Scout Aircraft Larkhill

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