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19th Mar 2021, 00:03
Replies: 23
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Posted By David Thompson

The downed Fairey Battle QT-L is L5200 of 142...

The downed Fairey Battle QT-L is L5200 of 142 Squadron which was destroyed in combat on the 11 June 1940 as part of the light bomber element of the Advanced Air Striking Force , some details here ;...
2nd Feb 2021, 18:26
Replies: 218
Views: 50,204
Posted By David Thompson

The future of RAF Linton On Ouse was discussed in...

The future of RAF Linton On Ouse was discussed in the Houses Of Parliament today during a question raised by the local MP Kevin Hollinrake and at the moment "no long term military requirement has...
18th Jan 2021, 16:48
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By David Thompson

W/C Michael John Sheehan RIP

I saw this notice of death in the Darlington & Stockton Times of 8 January 2021 ;
The Sheehan family are sad to
announce the passing of Wing
Commander Michael John Sheehan
on Friday , December...
2nd Jan 2021, 23:26
Replies: 19
Views: 4,685
Posted By David Thompson

Derick Soggee in India ; ...

Derick Soggee in India ;
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/450x319/dericksoggeeinindia_f3e3e27559a693c96e0c4c994c10ca19d1f8f203.jpg
Derick Soggee in India , rear row - third from...
2nd Jan 2021, 23:20
Replies: 19
Views: 4,685
Posted By David Thompson

Interestingly three of the crew from W7671 which...

Interestingly three of the crew from W7671 which crashed near Laytham Grange at the edge of the airfield , Brewer , Soggee and Willmott , had all survived another 10 Squadron Halifax mishap in the...
24th Dec 2020, 22:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By David Thompson

The book 'South Yorkshire's Own' : The Story of...

The book 'South Yorkshire's Own' : The Story of 616 Squadron , Delve and Pitchfork , Doncaster books , 1990 has three photos of the squadron Meteor 1's but their serial numbers are impossible to make...
19th Dec 2020, 19:26
Replies: 4
Views: 3,247
Posted By David Thompson

Colin Dodds : Obit in The Times ; 19 December 2020

Copy attached , if it uploads !
1st Dec 2020, 22:00
Replies: 218
Views: 50,204
Posted By David Thompson

Linton on Ouse : The end of an era

The Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron left their home at Linton this morning to take up residency just up the road at Leeming were they will join the already incumbent Northumbrian Universities Air...
22nd Nov 2020, 20:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By David Thompson

The book 'Fighter Squadrons of the RAF' by JDR...

The book 'Fighter Squadrons of the RAF' by JDR Rawlings gives "This was perpetuated on its Vampires and although an official colour insignia was approved comprising a tartan design in green , blue...
20th Nov 2020, 19:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By David Thompson

Thank you Liobian . I attended the church service...

Thank you Liobian . I attended the church service for Brian were numbers were limited under Covid conditions with several friends remaining outside and I have since learnt that he also worked at...
15th Nov 2020, 16:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By David Thompson

I know its a dangerous thing but I assume the...

I know its a dangerous thing but I assume the photo was taken at 203 AFS , Driffield ? Thanks to Keith Wilson-Clark of Air Britain and previously Valliant and Victor tankers at Marham I/he can add...
10th Nov 2020, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By David Thompson

Brian Race RIP

A notice of death for Brian appeared in our local newspaper yesterday but his date of death is given as the 23 October , aged 77 years of Marske in east Cleveland .
Brian was an air traffic...
5th Nov 2020, 20:19
Replies: 37
Views: 6,553
Posted By David Thompson

I saw it at Bagby-in-the-Mud on Tuesday and it...

I saw it at Bagby-in-the-Mud on Tuesday and it looks a nice aeroplane and suspect that it will need a good clean down if she 'unstuck' OK !
22nd Oct 2020, 17:43
Replies: 23
Views: 8,854
Posted By David Thompson

She's back on dry land , news from the Catalina...

She's back on dry land , news from the Catalina Society ;

Hot news from Loch Ness - Miss Pick Up is on dry land! The lift operation has been successfully carried out - a massive well done to our...
20th Oct 2020, 13:53
Replies: 23
Views: 8,854
Posted By David Thompson

It looks like 'Miss Pick Up' needs some help to...

It looks like 'Miss Pick Up' needs some help to get her home ? Story and plea for help here ;...
19th Oct 2020, 21:53
Replies: 14
Views: 4,530
Posted By David Thompson

Air Commodore Ken Goodwin, pilot who thrilled...

Air Commodore Ken Goodwin, pilot who thrilled crowds across Europe with his aerobatic displays obituaryIrreverent and high-spirited, he always put on a spectacular show a report of one said the...
15th Oct 2020, 23:26
Replies: 46
Views: 9,312
Posted By David Thompson

I don't know the date but I do know that's a...

I don't know the date but I do know that's a VC-10 and not a Trident but it is a superb photograph !
15th Oct 2020, 19:50
Replies: 14
Views: 4,530
Posted By David Thompson

Air Commodore Ken Goodwin RIP

I learnt of his death this morning but I don't know his date of death and although there was an obituary in todays Telegraph for me at least it is hidden behind a paywall but perhaps someone can...
11th Oct 2020, 22:15
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By David Thompson

Light aircraft down in the Lake District , Cumbria

Sadly pilot reported killed as lone occupant but very few details at present . RIP .
From the BBC ; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-54501995 .
26th Sep 2020, 19:03
Replies: 90
Views: 21,633
Posted By David Thompson

It could be a bit noisy in the North Sea tomorrow...

It could be a bit noisy in the North Sea tomorrow , NOTAM for 'High Seas Firing' in place ;

H4092/20: Fireworks/Projectile firing will take place
Q) EGPX/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/360/5530N00035W032...
25th Sep 2020, 22:00
Replies: 971
Views: 318,141
Posted By David Thompson

Spike Jepson former boss of The Red Arrows and...

Spike Jepson former boss of The Red Arrows and just one of several former 'Reds' who have flown for Cobham .
22nd Sep 2020, 19:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By David Thompson

If it helps ; 6-1-53 : 27 GS 29-2-56 : 643...

If it helps ;
6-1-53 : 27 GS
29-2-56 : 643 GS
16-4-62 : 622 GS
6-4-65 : 616 GS
1-12-66 : 618 GS
29-8 68 flying accident !
20-12-68 : Slingsby
5-5-69 : 618 GS
7-83 RAF Newton
4th Sep 2020, 14:38
Replies: 15
Views: 4,541
Posted By David Thompson

The frontispiece photograph in the book 'Modern...

The frontispiece photograph in the book 'Modern Combat Aircraft 7 : Buccaneer , Ian Allan Ltd , 1981 , is captioned "Buccaneer S Mk2 of 237 Operational Conversion Unit , flown low over RAF Honington...
2nd Sep 2020, 22:37
Replies: 15
Views: 4,541
Posted By David Thompson

I was fortunate enough to meet John and his wife...

I was fortunate enough to meet John and his wife whose name I have sadly forgotten but like me I believe that she was born in Hartlepool , I suspect West Hartlepool as was , but please don't hold...
16th Jul 2020, 21:38
Replies: 934
Views: 665,971
Posted By David Thompson

From a social media feed , page , thingy ; ...

From a social media feed , page , thingy ;

"Dear colleague

With much regret, we are proposing, subject to consultation, the immediate retirement of our Queen of the Skies, the 747-400. We know...
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