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Dambuster in Yorkshire.

Old 12th Aug 2018, 13:57
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Dambuster in Yorkshire.

My father was involved with Carnaby Airfield during the Second World War, and always spoke about how he met Cheshire and the Dam Busters in the lead up to D.Day at Carnaby Airfield practising for D.Day.
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I met Count Basie once.
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This clipping from an old Post of mine might amuse. (in 1950, Carnaby was the RLG for the [only] jet AFS).
John Henderson, ex-war pilot (he who had inveigled the Air House into buying enough spares to keep Ansons flying for all time), who had often crossed my path when later in ATC (I think we were together at Linton) and in retirement was for some time SATCO at Teeside airport, tells a good story:

It was the end of the day, Carnaby was pestering Driffield for permission to close. But Driffield still had one solo stude up at height; both places had to stay open till he got down. The line was still open between the two Controllers when in the background came the mounting scream of an aircraft coming down very fast, followed by a dull "crump". "That's it", said Driffield, "you can pack up now !"

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