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Old 27th Feb 2019, 21:23
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Hawker Vegetable?

Having a mooch around a local garden centre this afternoon my eyes alighted upon the packets of vegetable seeds. In amongst were some Butternut Squash seeds. There were three varieties. Hawk, Harrier and Hunter. Reckon the grower/breeder must be an aviation enthusiast.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 22:17
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Wonder what names he will choose if he goes into herbs. Rocket, for example?
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 23:20
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In South Australia there is a town called Hawker. I wondered if you were talking about someone from there. The choice would be wide open.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 04:51
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In Oz, we also have the Hunter Valley.
And our capital city is...Canberra!
Victor Harbour is in SA, and the Buccaneer Archipelago is remote, but fab...
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 06:14
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Had you been talking about the South Australian town, the vegetable may have been a carrot, turnip, parsnip or such. Almost certainly some sort of root.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 10:20
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The squashes seemed to have been especially bred to suit UK conditions - an air minded hybridiser (or whatever) perhaps...

Now, if we are talking about towns and cities named by flight-fascinated folk, the UK has quite a few: Lancaster, Manchester, Whitley, Boston, Oxford, Southampton, Blackburn, Belfast, Hastings, Stirling, Lincoln, Sunderland, Halifax, Bristol, Blenheim, Windsor and Sedburgh to suggest a few - and Edward VII must have liked travel by flying boats, naming his country abode after the Sandringham...
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And of course HM the Queen's reidence is named after the Bristol Buckingham ! By the way,does anyone know the directions to Airbus ?
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 12:48
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Some aircraft that didn't find such favour with aircrew have also been municipally celebrated; for example, the Blackburn Barnsley, the Westland Wolverhampton, the Supermarine Scunthorpe and my own place of residence remembers the Cunliffe-Owen Croydon...
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 12:48
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Originally Posted by ex82watcher View Post
By the way, does anyone know the directions to Airbus ?
Just follow the signs.





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Old 28th Feb 2019, 13:37
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treadigraph - you omitted to mention the Handley Page Huddersfield,the De Havilland Doncaster,the Bristol Bognor Regis and the unique Saunders-Roe Stocton-on- Tees - an oversight I'm sure.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 13:50
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I forgot to mention that my uncle was posted onto the Blackburn Barnsley,but was chopped by his QFI.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 15:00
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What about the Blackburn Blackburn? So ugly they named it twice...
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 17:48
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Let’s not forget my favourite flying-boat: The Saro Slough.

Its unique design prevented the dropping of bombs but allowed it to become a target itself; but only to “friendly bombs”.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 20:50
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Thread drift but some might compare accountants with vegetables.

Aviation Traders ATL.90 Accountant - passenger
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 21:01
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if we are talking about towns and cities named by flight-fascinated folk
Or the other way round possibly.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 15:36
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Or the other way round possibly.
Really? Do you think?
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 16:08
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Or the other way round possibly.
What a ridiculous suggestion
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 16:45
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Not forgetting the Lockheed Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiligogogoch.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 17:47
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hiflymk3 Yeah,but being American,it was always referred to as the B 1976510658943567832567889099785467497587633356779098
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