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Old 27th Jan 2011, 20:18
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Warmtoast
 
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Found another interesting Hastings snippet from July 1956. See below



Never heard of this before. Must have been very draughty with an open door at 9,500ft - and a few red faces among the crew.

Given that Gen Templer survived an EOKA bomb under his bed in Cyprus (I think) a missing exit door on an aeroplane would be very small beer indeed!

Later Edit.
It was Field Marshal Harding who as Governor of Cyprus had the EOKA bomb placed under his bed not Gen. Templar. Thankfully the bomb didn't go off.

Last edited by Warmtoast; 28th Jan 2011 at 10:52. Reason: Add correction
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