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VC-10 on the series "The Crown"

Old 24th Nov 2019, 09:36
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What was the aircraft for that coffin flight where there was no cabin lining and para seats along both sides? Was off a Britannia fuselage?
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 10:17
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Originally Posted by Pilot DAR View Post
Very much agreed! And, although I'm not really up on all of the older English vehicles, it sure appears that a lot of effort has gone into depicting vehicles of the correct era! not only did someone bother to figure out what vehicles should appear, they made it so! Obvious care in production makes me want watch more!
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IMCDb.org: "The Crown, 2016-2019": cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles

http://www.imcdb.org/yourcomments.php?formovie=4786824
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 10:25
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On this shot, do British police salute American style?


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Old 24th Nov 2019, 10:35
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Originally Posted by ICM View Post
I can't speak for this TV series but, in reality, 10 Sqn VC 10 aircraft were used to recover the body of the Duke of Windsor in 1972 (Op VAGUE) and then the Duchess in 1986 (Op HAZE).
Slightly off topic, but would you happen to know which aircraft was eventually used for Op HAZE?
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 10:47
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can you read the vc winners name?

https://www.shutterstock.com/editori...ndsor-1118801a


XV109

http://www.vc10.net/Airframes/cn_839__XV109.html
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 10:50
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THE DUKE OF WINDSOR: THE NATION'S TRIBUTE - IN COLOUR | AP Archive
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 10:59
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
On this shot, do British police salute American style?


Yes, they do.

Anyone remember Dixon of Dock Green and his sign-off salute at the end of the programme?

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Old 24th Nov 2019, 12:00
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Never mind the VC10s, I'd love one of those Jags in the picture above (XK140s?) Trouble is I'd need a hand getting in and out of it
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 13:40
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Thatís the problem, Iíve got XV109 listed for that occasion but thatís based on an uncertain source. I found the same Shutterstock photo last week and would hazard a guess that itís Guy Gibson VC (XV102), but would like to be sure.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 14:06
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Yes, they do.

Anyone remember Dixon of Dock Green and his sign-off salute at the end of the programme?
No they don't. Saluting isn't taught to officers.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 16:31
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Well it certainly used to be taught to Police
officers!
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 16:54
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Originally Posted by bingofuel View Post
Well it certainly used to be taught to Police
officers!
My recollection is that police officers have saluted in the past, as shown in that still in the earlier post. Dixon of Dock Green always saluted viewers after his little homily at the end of each show, too:



Also spotted this from Essex Police (check the salutes at around 1:20):


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Old 24th Nov 2019, 17:51
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Never mind the VC10s, I'd love one of those Jags in the picture above (XK140s?) Trouble is I'd need a hand getting in and out of it
Here is the car itself: Full Restoration From Start To Finish - Jaguar XK Specialist

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Tankertrash, maybe they could modify it for you with some scaffolding poles and one of those bath lifts you see on TV
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 21:52
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post

That’s the problem, I’ve got XV109 listed for that occasion but that’s based on an uncertain source. I found the same Shutterstock photo last week and would hazard a guess that it’s Guy Gibson VC (XV102), but would like to be sure.

That may be down to people's recollections, as I said several were prepped and she kept recovering,so they were put back into service and went off down route, when she relapsed another was prepped and eventually we just left one parked on a pan ready to go, sad as it may seem, but in the end we were wishing she would just pass so she could be reunited with her husband.
A figure of three being prepped comes to mind, but it was so long ago. Each persons recollection may be down to the one they prepped, I never took any notice of what frames we did for what tasks.
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I can understand that. Oh well, it makes for interesting puzzles. I may be the only sad git looking for details like these, but it keeps me busy at least.
I had another look at loads of press photos and decided to go for XV102, as the photo you linked to does appear to show 'Guy Gibson VC' on the scroll. I have now changed it on my site.
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Tankertrash, maybe they could modify it for you with some scaffolding poles and one of those bath lifts you see on TV
Now there's an idea. However looking at the work that's gone into it on aerobelly's post I'm guessing it would be a bit out of my price range.

My nephew won a Jaguar F Type in one of those competitions for a car that you see at airports, etc. I had my photo taken sitting in it and it was quite an effort clambering in and out, so I don't think the XK 140 would be any easier.

I'm addicted to those old British police series like "Scotland Yard" etc that you see on Talking Pictures TV. Usually when the detective super arrives at the crime scene he gets a Dixon of Dock Green type salute from the sergeant on duty. I often think this must raise a laugh from any present day police who may be looking.
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 13:45
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Thread Drift Alert!!:

Policemen used to salute; when motorcycle patrols were initiated (not "speed cops" on Triumph Thunderbirds, but mobile beat patrols on Velocette LEs), some (pretentious? moi?) senior officers complained that they were not being saluted - on safety grounds - by the Velo fellows.

The answer was that they would give a stiff nod of acknowledgement to their seniors - so the LEs became known as "Noddy Bikes".
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 02:15
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As my wife and I continue through season three of The Crown, I continue to really appreciate the attention to detail, particularly the vehicles. As an avid collector of Dinky Toys, I am seeing vehicles I recognize from the toys. A few episodes back, it was a Bedford Van, and tonight the BBC Mobile Control Room! I suppose that the vehicle was animated into the background, but I sure am impressed they went to the effort!
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 10:53
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The technical details are accurately done. It's just a pity that the plot is rather less so.
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