AN aircraft enthusiast has been setting his sights on military top guns.
Chris Gurney has been taking pictures of some of the amazing craft that land at Kirkbride airfield for a number of years.
Last weekend he managed to get some wonderful pictures of the military on while training.
The airfield dates back to May, 1939, when its main role was as a storage and maintenance base.
Between 1939 and 1960, almost every plane in RAF history, from Austers to Liberators, were looked after there.
Many were also dismantled and scrapped. One summer’s day in 1945, an air crew landed their in their much-loved Mitchell bomber, which had survived the war unscathed, only to find it was to be scrapped. They just had time to take the clock from the instrument panel as a souvenir.
The airfield became a giant storage area for unwanted airframes. It’s now a recreational…