April 18th, 2017

Husky Airways

Planes and Guns

I spent my Easter weekend just outside Leeds with Howard's family, having met Howard at Coventry Airport on Good Friday for my requested lunch stop: the DC-6 Diner.

This, as the name suggests, is a Douglas DC-6 converted to a cafe. If that wasn't exciting enough, in a past life it was used by the CIA for covert ops, and it appears in the 2006 Casino Royale.

If, like me, you are a massive child, you can also pass the time while waiting for your sausage sandwich by sitting in the cockpit.

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On Saturday we visited the Royal Armouries, where I learned a lot about jousting, tried and failed to get my head around the Battle of Waterloo, and was delighted to discover a display of guns mentioned in the James Bond novels. Beretta? Ladies' gun, sir.

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