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28th Apr 2021, 09:11
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Posted By XV490

One of Heston Blumenthal's, presumably? The Crown...

One of Heston Blumenthal's, presumably? The Crown looks like it hasn't changed much in 80 years.
27th Apr 2021, 15:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By XV490

The Mail (https://mol.im/a/9516351) has now...

The Mail (https://mol.im/a/9516351) has now revealed a reconstructed communal and HQ site at Chalfont St Giles, Bucks.
27th Apr 2021, 07:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By XV490

Thanks goldox. Realism seems to be an early...

Thanks goldox. Realism seems to be an early casualty in the shooting: Norfolk's village direction/distance signs (Eastern Daily Press picture) would have been removed for the war's duration.
26th Apr 2021, 15:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By XV490

'Masters of the Air' at Abingdon

It would appear that the former RAF Abingdon (Dalton Barracks) is being used for filming of the new Hanks/Spielberg-produced TV series Masters of the Air (or whatever it ends up being titled).
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12th Apr 2021, 08:41
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

Quite so – which was my original query.

Quite so – which was my original query.
10th Apr 2021, 11:53
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

I'm not disputing that, before and after US...

I'm not disputing that, before and after US tenure, all such sites would doubtless have had RAF or Air Ministry descriptors – and retained them officially at all times (ie they held the "title...
9th Apr 2021, 10:28
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

Roger Freeman spent time on Boxted airfield when...

Roger Freeman spent time on Boxted airfield when the Americans flew from there, so his testimony is probably the best we have. Moreover, his uncle had been the 'caretaker' RAF officer at Horham...
2nd Apr 2021, 11:41
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

Indeed. I know from experience that US veterans'...

Indeed. I know from experience that US veterans' organisations were keen to use their own wartime parlance, or nomenclature, on their memorials.
2nd Apr 2021, 10:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

That Wikipedia list prefixes every site with...

That Wikipedia list prefixes every site with 'RAF' – which, strictly speaking, would be accurate in 1946 after the Americans had left completely, leaving the sites on C&M.

What I'm trying to find...
1st Apr 2021, 15:35
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

Thanks. In 50-odd years of studying this stuff,...

Thanks. In 50-odd years of studying this stuff, I've never seen any contemporary examples, just names (like plain 'Shipdham'). I don't think Capt Anderson grasped the full story in his compilation –...
1st Apr 2021, 09:47
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

​​​​​​ Please tell me on which page I can find...

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Please tell me on which page I can find that reference – thanks.
31st Mar 2021, 15:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By XV490

RAF station – or not?

Can the airfield specialists help me out here? It's my belief that, once the US Army Air Force had raised Old Glory at the start of its tenure of a wartime UK airfield, the base was no longer 'RAF...
31st Mar 2021, 14:52
Replies: 19
Views: 5,643
Posted By XV490

Some great performances, particularly from Martin...

Some great performances, particularly from Martin Clunes and the young American lead actor.

I wonder if its producer, 'Only Fools' John Sullivan, had a particular interest in the Allied air...
3rd Mar 2021, 09:40
Replies: 50
Views: 10,577
Posted By XV490

6 or 9?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/994x598/screenshot_20210303_102033_fdf605862bc479f89301029852bf6665f21d458d.jpg
Does this shop sign, in north Essex, demonstrate the 'ironmonger's...
4th Dec 2020, 10:02
Replies: 35
Views: 5,848
Posted By XV490

Indeed. They'd have done well to ask their...

Indeed. They'd have done well to ask their contributor, Victoria Taylor, a PhD student at Hull, about German pronunciation: she's very good at getting it right.

And who decided on the incessant...
2nd Dec 2020, 18:09
Replies: 2
Views: 2,586
Posted By XV490

​​​​​​ Thanks. Here's Roy Austen-Smith...

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Thanks. Here's Roy Austen-Smith (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Austen-Smith).
2nd Dec 2020, 16:50
Replies: 2
Views: 2,586
Posted By XV490

RAF Wattisham COs' secretary's query

Audrey Reeve, who served as secretary to a number of Wattisham station commanders, has asked me to find out whether Sir Roy Austen Smith, and John Mellers, are still with us.

Can anyone help,...
28th Nov 2020, 11:36
Replies: 35
Views: 5,848
Posted By XV490

Leighton Lucas' music

Aside from Eric Coates' theme, much of the emotional impact of the original film should be credited to composer Leighton Lucas' incidental score - some of which (albeit adapted) can be heard here.
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Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2020, 11:19
Replies: 287
Views: 16,454
Posted By XV490

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/459x305/img_20201128_121708_f38980428fb87b3abdca9e35c5f5af451df19c32.jpg
Anyone else noticed this apparently official YouTube category title?
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2020, 16:17
Replies: 287
Views: 16,454
Posted By XV490

A few years ago in this forum, I rued the current...

A few years ago in this forum, I rued the current British tendency to add 'with' to verbs including 'meet' and 'talk'. Listening to my wife's team of teachers on Zoom the other day, it seems 'talk...
27th Nov 2020, 15:23
Replies: 35
Views: 5,848
Posted By XV490

More fodder for Channel 5 audiences who think...

More fodder for Channel 5 audiences who think Chastise was Bomber Command's only operation in WWII. Still, some nice (if inevitable) air-to-air shots of Coningsby's Lancaster, I hear.

I recommend...
24th Nov 2020, 15:16
Replies: 39
Views: 8,384
Posted By XV490

ORAC – Still, it would have made a good...

ORAC – Still, it would have made a good screenplay...

:D 😅 👍
9th Oct 2020, 08:56
Replies: 15
Views: 4,330
Posted By XV490

Excellent. I'm looking forward to reading it,...

Excellent. I'm looking forward to reading it, Steve.
26th Aug 2020, 16:26
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By XV490

Thank you.

Thank you.
26th Aug 2020, 09:39
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By XV490

To satisfy my curiosity, does anyone know what...

To satisfy my curiosity, does anyone know what Stanley Key flew during WW2?
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