Gloster Meteor T7
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Chinook helicopter carries historic Gloster Meteor jet to new home

A historic Gloster Meteor T7 jet aircraft has been carried by a Chinook helicopter from Imjin Barracks, Innsworth 1.5 miles to Gloucestershire Airport's Jet Age Museum..

The aircraft was Britain's first operational jet plane, developed in 1940. This particular model was built in 1949 and flew some 2,000 hours until 1968.

It was used as a "gate guardian" by the RAF, which was stationed in Innsworth until 2008.

The BBC's Jon Kay was at the the aircraft's new home as it was lifted into the air at Imjin Barracks.

  • 22 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK