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Old 1st Jun 2015, 08:25
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Hi Janette, guess who
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Old 3rd Jun 2015, 21:23
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Janette, get in touch, I have wheels.
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Old 4th Jun 2015, 21:37
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And a spanner?
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 07:08
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Not needed, these are the GSE wheels.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 18:56
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I am gathering material to publish a model-maker's book in the Warpaint series on the Scout and Wasp and was wondering if anyone has any info and good quality photos of Scouts operating in Cyprus in United Nations colours, wearing the UN light blue band round the fuselage?
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 20:07
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Let me know when its done Amos, I have not given up on this project, just time and money got in the way!


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Old 1st Mar 2016, 21:43
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Twitter @HistoricFlt can't help but there are some good photos of the traditional colour scheme. https://t.co/01gMHSSX9t
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 21:49
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Thanks guys. The publication will be available later this year. I have all the photos I need of all Scout and Wasp colours apart from a UN Scout.
Have flown in many Scouts with 660 Sqn. in Hong Kong and at Wallop, so have quite an affection for the type.
Gaz - I am quite excited at the thought of seeing your radio-controlled Scout model, so don't give up on it!
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Old 12th May 2016, 21:10
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I was interested to see the first photo in post 14. The identification seems wrong.
Probably taken in Germany 1975 possibly 76 during pre Ireland training. The lead soldier is "Jinx" Jenkins and the second Nick Browne both R.E.M.E.
Nick moved on from army aviation during 1976.
I think the pilot is WO1 Dave Patterson.
All 660 squadron AAC.
With all due respect I doubt Jinx and Nick would have been playing footsie with the I.R.A down in bandit country.
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 15:51
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Any update on the Westland Scout book from Warpaint, Amos? I fancy making a few additions to my library this Christmas and the Scout/Wasp book is top of my list. Thanks.

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Old 24th Nov 2016, 09:43
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The Scout & Wasp Warpaint book is all complete and finished, but still waiting for the artist to finish the profile drawings. It should be with the printers shortly and maybe out by Christmas, but can't guarantee it.
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Old 24th Nov 2016, 13:02
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Thanks for the update. Looking forward to it.

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Old 29th Mar 2017, 20:36
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Apologies if this has already been posted,Dr Terry Martin ,who operates WASP XT787 in the UK as the Westland Wasp Historic Flight has posted the below on facebook.

The aircraft suffered an engine failure last year and received damage in the subsequent,although very well handled,force landing and as part of the effort to raise funds to get the aircraft flying again, he is going to produce a book on the aircraft and its sibling ,the Scout, so if anyone has any stories they could share,please get in touch with him.

Regards, Alan

26 March at 19:31
Since I owned my first Wasp, I've always looked for a book on how the Westland pair (Scout and Wasp) were developed and how the Wasp performed in service with Navies around the world.

Many of you very kindly offered support, both financial and in other ways after the incident which led to the rebuild of Xray Tango and, although I could not have justified taking money from people, it is my personal goal to get XT back in to the air and to continue the tribute that she pays to all the brave aircrew that flew Wasps, and to all those who served in some way that supported the Ships Flights. The best way to do this is to continue to display in events and airshows all over the UK, and to fly her to demonstrate her best capabilities, and impress those who don't yet realise what an important role was played by Wasps in naval history.

Sadly the costs to keep XT flying have been enormous over the past year, not just after the incident on 23rd September 2016 (much of which is being covered by insurance), but also just for the routine maintenance and normal hourly running costs. To help with the big bills, a few kind supporters have suggested writing that book I've been looking for.
What a great idea, and the royalties will fairly be used to help keep Xray Tango flying through another season.

But I can only do so much on my own without the help of those of you who worked closely with Wasps whilst in service in the UK and in all the other countries that took their first steps into naval rotary wing flight with the Westland Wasp.
I've only received a couple of short 'dits' so far, and yet I know there must be many hundreds, if not thousands of people out there that have a story to tell. Do please share, and your story will be told sympathetically and acknowledged as the author's unless anonymity is requested.

I hope to be inundated now, so please put the proverbial pen to paper and either share on this FB page or write to me at [email protected].
Many thanks
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 22:53
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So sorry to learn of this. Terry kindly flew me in his Wasp last year to gather material for my book in the Warpaint Series on the Scout & Wasp which has just been published.

Copies are now available from specialist bookshops, on E. Bay or from
Guideline Publications for scale aircraft and toy soldier modelling
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 00:03
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I wonder how Gazzer's model build is coming? He's certainly created a fascinating thread!

Originally Posted by Shawn Coyle View Post
There's an ex-ETPS scout in a hangar in NZ, and it's evidently flown from time to time...
I'm yet to see it in person (going to Wanaka is rather cost-prohibitive) but he's right! There's also a P.531-2: http://bit.ly/2oo77DC , http://bit.ly/2oQMT69
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