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F-104 at the Georgia Air National Guard

A gate guardian or gate guard is a withdrawn piece of equipment, often an aircraft, armoured vehicle, artillery piece, or locomotive, mounted on a plinth and used as a static display near to and forming a symbolic display of "guarding" the main entrance to a site, especially a military base.[1][2] Commonly, gate guardians outside airbases are decommissioned examples of aircraft that were once based there, or still are.[citation needed]

ExamplesEdit

Examples of gate guardians include the following:

AustraliaEdit

In Australia, gate guards are also often found outside Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) clubs.

ColombiaEdit

South AfricaEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

United KingdomEdit

United States of AmericaEdit

ImagesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A-6 Intruder (A-6E) Gate Guardian". Wikimapia.
  2. ^ "A-7 Corsair II (A-7) Gate Guardian USN NAS Atlanta". Wikimapia. Atlanta, Georgia. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  3. ^ Arbuckle, Alex Q. (August 29, 1989). "Hacienda Nápoles: What do you buy the drug lord who has everything? A zoo".
  4. ^ "BBC News - Gloucestershire Jet Age Museum buys Gloster Javelin". BBC Online. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  5. ^ Gate Guardian, RAF Valley, accessed 2009-11-10
  6. ^ Marshall, Chris, ed. (Autumn 2017). "Cosford's Gate Guardian". Cosford Grapevine. Rushden: Forces publishing: 25. OCLC 751026701.
  7. ^ "Edinburgh Airport Spitfire saved by devoted pilot". JPIMedia. Edinburgh Evening News. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Fundraising drive begins to replace rotting gate guardians". Newsshopper. RAF Biggin Hill, UK. September 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  9. ^ "Iconic Tornado returns to guard the gates of Leeming". www.raf.mod.uk. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  10. ^ "HEATHROW MODEL MOVE". CONCORDE SST. 2007.
  11. ^ "Concorde moved from Heathrow Airport to Brooklands Museum". Brooklands Museum. September 2012.
  12. ^ "Out of Service British Military Aircraft". Demobbed. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  13. ^ Regan, Pat (28 November 2017). "RAF Woodvale's new Gate Guardian - UPDATED". On The Spot (OTS) News Southport. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Bradley - IAP, Connecticut". US Demobbed. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  15. ^ a b "McConnell AFB, Kansas". US Demobbed. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "Bradley - ANG, Connecticut". US Demobbed. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Langley CIA, Virginia". US Demobbed. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Brunswick - Glynco Jetport, Georgia". US Demobbed. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Prescott, Arizona". US Demobbed. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Hawker Siddeley-McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, s/n 162969 USN, c/n 512096". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 29 August 2018.