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Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062429

COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. A view looking north from the roof of Coventry Cathedral, showing a RAF Belvedere helicopter attempting to hoist the 80ft bronze spire for the new cathedral from a scaffolding tower on site, with the city of Coventry in the background including the bus station and The Coventry Theatre
The photograph was taken during Operation Rich Man a joint project involving Royal Air Force staff and Laing staff. This involved a RAF Belvedere helicopter hoisting in to place the 80ft bronze spire on to the new cathedral. The part of the operation to lower the 1/2 ton cross that sits on top of the spire had to be postponed due to windy conditions

Media ID 23993818

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1960s Aircraft Building Site Cathedral Construction Helicopter


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