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Corgi AA34812 Vickers Wellington Ward VC
PA1977

RRP: £120.99
£108.50
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Description

Item Length - Without Packaging (cm) 29 1:72 Scale Finish Painted Colour Green/Brown/Black Wingspan (mm) 365 Detailed Crew Figures Fixed Undercarriage Opening Canopy Optional Undercarriage Down Rotatable Propeller(s)/Rotor(s) Rotatable Turret(s) Vickers Wellington Mk.ICL7818 AA-R, Sgt James Allen Ward, No.75(New Zealand) Squadron, Feltwell, Norfolk,England, night of 7/8th July 1941 wing fireVictoria Cross winning actionsHaving successfully released their bombs over theGerman city of Munster on the night of 7th/8th July1941, the crew of Vickers Wellington L7818 setcourse for their home station at Feltwell and hopedfor an uneventful return flight. Those hopes weredashed when co-pilot James Allen Ward noticeda sinister shape stalking their aircraft in thenight sky, a Luftwaffe Bf 110 nighfighter.Before he could warn his pilot, the enemyfighter positioned itself under the Wellingtonand unleashed a hail of bullets and cannonshells into its fuselage, leaving it severelydamaged and on fire. On seeing the severityof the fire, the pilot instructed Ward toprepare the crew to abandon the aircraftand as a parting, ironic comment in thisdesperate situation, also said, �see whatyou can do about that damned fire!�Ward took him at his word, cuttinga hole in the fuselage of the bomberand attempting to extinguish the flames using fireextinguishers, however the savage slipstream made theseefforts futile. What he did next was quite extraordinary -he crawled through the astrodome hatch on the spine ofthe bomber and onto the wing of the aircraft. Clinging tothe exposed geodetic framework of the Wellington, Wardslowly made his way to the wing fire and stuffed a canvassheet into the gaping hole, putting out the fire in the process.Completely exhausted due the slipstream, he was pulled back into theaircraft by his crewmates, who could hardly believe what they had justwitnessed. Though still badly damaged, the bomber made it back to an RAFemergency landing ground and the crew all survived this incredible ordeal,thanks to the selfless act of bravery performed by Sgt James Allen Ward.

Delivery

Delivery is charged as priced on each order. Your order will be sent by your chosen delivery service. Standard Delivery £4.00 Most single loco's, scalextric cars and small items are sent 1st Class by Royal Mail normally delivered within 1-2 days although can take 3-5 working days. Heavy or bulky items will be sent by courier. Once you have placed an order it will be dispatched the same day or the next day depending on the time the order was placed. If you wish to cancel your order after it has been despatched, you will be charged for both delivery and collection cost.

If you are unavailable when our delivery partner tries to deliver your order, they will usually try to deliver again the next working day or they will drop a card in to offer you a collection from a local collection point. If you should refuse delivery of goods, or are not available to accept the delivery on both delivery attempts, you will be required to cover any extra costs incurred.

All quoted delivery prices are for most UK Mainland addresses. Northern Ireland (BT), Isle of Wight (PO30-37), Isle of Man (IM), Scottish Highlands and Orkney Isles (PA, ML, EH, KA, G, KY, PH, DD, AB, IV, KW), Outer Hebrides and the Shetland Isles (HS, ZE) will incur additional charges and may also experience delivery delays; morning, Saturday and "next working day" deliveries are optional and will also incur additional charges.

We will only deliver goods to the address on the order.

Overseas Carriage Options

Please Note: due to the recent changes in accounting for VAT with HMRC and the increased delivery costs with Vat accountability by couriers we are no longer shipping overseas.

Availability

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On occasion goods are subject to availability and delay in delivery of goods is sometimes outside our control. As such, delivery cannot be guaranteed and any dates we specify for the delivery of the goods are approximate only. We shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages, charges, or expenses caused by any delay for delivery of the goods.

Returns

Any unwanted items must be sent back at the customer's expense in original packaging and condition. If you wish us to give you a quote for this please send us an e-mail, otherwise return the goods to:

Bourton Model Railway
Box Bush
High Street
Bourton-on-the-Water
Gloucestershire
GL54 2AN
Telephone: 01451 820686

If you are unhappy with the goods received we will refund them if they are sent back at the customer's expense in new resaleable condition within 7 working days along with the original receipt.

We suggest for your own protection you use 1st class registered post.

Any refunds will be issued once we have received the goods, in there original condition.

We will not charge a restocking fee for returned items.

Any goods with manufacturing faults on arrival will be replaced or refunded.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

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