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"Thames Archaeology Day"

On Saturday 12 October 2014 Graham Scott, Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine, gave a talk on the Junkers 88T discovered during dredging work for the new London Gateway Port to a packed public meeting at Southend Museum during their Thames Archaeology Day. Afterwards Graham manned a stand and showed a number of important finds recovered from the World War II aircraft to visitors to the event.

The photograph shows an x-ray of the Luftwaffe first aid kit found amongst the wreckage. This could have been used for makeshift operations – note the hacksaw!
A full colour booklet on the discovery, recovery and identification of the aircraft can be obtained from Thurrock Thameside Nature Park Visitor Centre.


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