Leaving RAF St Mawgan after our visit to the Classic Air Force, I noticed this trailer and decided to have a closer look. I couldn't find identifying details on this nose section though; a recent addition? A car was parked nearby fully loaded with art work, so I presume the owner tours air shows and such.
David Carter helped me on the identity of that cockpit section 'on tow':
"The aircraft cockpit on the trailer is a de Havilland Vampire T.11.
I cannot find any details of this particular aircraft but it is not the only Vampire in Britain to be displayed this way.
The Vampire T.11 was a trainer developed from a single-seat, single-engine fighter that first flew before World War II ended, which gives a perspective on the age of the design. It had a twin boom layout with the pilot in a central nacelle and the jet engine behind. Typically for de Havilland, the airframe initially made of moulded plywood like the Mosquito.
T.11 trainer version was very much a jet trainer it its own right and remained in service long after the fighter was withdrawn. Only the centre nacelle of the T.11 was plywood, the rest aluminium.
In my country, Australia, the Vampire was the standard jet trainer for the RAAF and the RAN until replaced by the Macchi MB326. The last was withdrawn in 1971.
There are Vampires on the air show circuits of several countries including Australia."
Various props were laid out near the house, behind the trailer.
In the garden I noticed this rather outsized
garden ornament: a Spitfire!
It appeared to be a replica, in Polish markings. I don't think anyone would keep an original Spitfire out in the open.
The owner, Barry Wallond (aviation artist), has his own website SPITFIRE CORNER - www.wallond.com
The Spitfire has been decorated in Polish markings. There's also a forward fuselage of a English Electric Canberra.
I couldn't get any closer for fear of tresspassing, so I couldn't get any markings on the Canberra. Quite a garden