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Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062432

COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. Looking up at a RAF Belvedere helicopter in the process of lowering the 80ft bronze spire on to the roof of Coventry Cathedral.
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 23993820

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1960s Aircraft Building Site Cathedral Construction Helicopter


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