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12th Aug 2019, 16:44
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Reply sent to PM but not delivered as recipient...

Reply sent to PM but not delivered as recipient Inbox apparently over limit.

DS
1st Feb 2019, 11:16
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By DeepestSouth

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A recent visitor to the Manx Aviation and Military Museum at...
27th Jan 2019, 17:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,589
Posted By DeepestSouth

RAF Staff Car - Lanchester

A friend here on the Isle of Man is restoring a Lanchester car - no, not an armoured one! It is currently in what looks very like RAF Blue and not a recent respray either. I have a vague recollection...
25th Jan 2019, 16:47
Replies: 29
Views: 5,374
Posted By DeepestSouth

They are mudguards, to not only reduce damage to...

They are mudguards, to not only reduce damage to rear fuselage and tailplane and to avoid obscuring camera ports in PR aircraft, but also to reduce debris being thrown up into the undercarriage bay.
11th Nov 2018, 13:03
Replies: 36
Views: 4,976
Posted By DeepestSouth

At the well-attended service at the Garden of...

At the well-attended service at the Garden of Remembrance in Port St Mary, wearing my GSM w/c NI as I always do. I was accosted by a lady, the widow of a chap blown up in NI in 1971. He survived but...
23rd Oct 2018, 12:36
Replies: 23
Views: 3,223
Posted By DeepestSouth

I suggest that you search '48 Sqn RAF' on line as...

I suggest that you search '48 Sqn RAF' on line as there is quite a lot about the squadron. I'd not bother with Wikipedia but try some other sites - 48 Squadron...
13th Oct 2018, 17:23
Replies: 32
Views: 6,983
Posted By DeepestSouth

Slight but I hope excusable thread drift. A book...

Slight but I hope excusable thread drift. A book I read recently 'The Cry of the Jets' by John Du Cane (that was his nom de plume real name John Wilkinson) deals with almost exactly that same...
11th Oct 2018, 13:51
Replies: 86
Views: 10,667
Posted By DeepestSouth

Ooh yes - older gliders. If you are lucky your...

Ooh yes - older gliders. If you are lucky your club will have some open cockpit gliders. One of my finest experiences - single seater (Grunau), good high winch launch, straight into a thermal and as...
9th Oct 2018, 16:53
Replies: 86
Views: 10,667
Posted By DeepestSouth

My three pen'orth. Started gliding at 15, long...

My three pen'orth. Started gliding at 15, long break (exams and University) then started again at 21, then motorglider PPL as it then was - really started off practicing for land outs and caught the...
16th Sep 2018, 12:11
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Views: 20,610
Posted By DeepestSouth

OC Detachment for a major NATO exercise...

OC Detachment for a major NATO exercise "somewhere in Southern Germany", the detachment was multi-national in a German Army barracks with catering provided by the US and Canadian Armies. I'm in the...
26th Aug 2018, 15:28
Replies: 139
Views: 30,534
Posted By DeepestSouth

RAF Bicester – 1974. There was a national alarm,...

RAF Bicester – 1974. There was a national alarm, fuelled by the ‘red top’ newspapers, that terrorists were at large in the UK with man-portable anti-aircraft missiles, intending to target civilian...
2nd Aug 2018, 09:17
Replies: 31
Views: 5,791
Posted By DeepestSouth

1954, Dyce (Aberdeen) and I'm 3 years old, in my...

1954, Dyce (Aberdeen) and I'm 3 years old, in my siren suit (a sort of early onesy!) and in the crowd at a brilliant display with my ex-RAF Dad. I was entranced by the Chipmunks balloon-bursting...
29th Apr 2018, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By DeepestSouth

You might also try the de Havilland Chipmunk...

You might also try the de Havilland Chipmunk Appreciation Society page on FaceBook for further info or pictures. Some of the contributors have a tremendous knowledge.

DS
4th Apr 2018, 16:02
Replies: 62
Views: 24,132
Posted By DeepestSouth

In 20 years service I flourished a sword only 3...

In 20 years service I flourished a sword only 3 times after training, all on parades, so I'd wholly endorse the cufflinks suggestion. The pair my parents gave me and which I wore on passing out...
28th Feb 2018, 10:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By DeepestSouth

It's Great!

On a rota I volunteer/man the shop at the Manx Aviation and Military Museum (we are all unpaid volunteers - no paid staff or management - and entry is free) and I get as much as I give, usually a...
18th Jan 2018, 18:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By DeepestSouth

Not too far from you but an interesting trip -...

Not too far from you but an interesting trip - come over to us at Ronaldsway. Very GA friendly, good facilities, smashing caff (Cafe 26) almost on the perimeter, and a lovely little Museum to boot!
7th Oct 2017, 18:04
Replies: 16
Views: 3,059
Posted By DeepestSouth

Walbro Monoplane

I believe that it is in the Ken Wallis Hall at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton.
26th Aug 2017, 13:00
Replies: 6
Views: 3,119
Posted By DeepestSouth

Alex Henshaw did fly Lancasters - quite a few -...

Alex Henshaw did fly Lancasters - quite a few - starting at Castle Bromwich in October 1943. Lots of information in 'Sigh for a Merlin' , including his unusual specification for the length of the...
22nd Mar 2017, 18:59
Replies: 5
Views: 3,179
Posted By DeepestSouth

Sue was at Kinloss as OC PMF, I think, around...

Sue was at Kinloss as OC PMF, I think, around 1975/6. I later heard that she had left on marriage but that was a long time ago. Best wishes to her if contact is made!
21st Mar 2017, 19:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By DeepestSouth

General Aircraft Ltd and Angelo Colarossi

A bit of an obscure question and no reason for asking it other than curiosity!

The model for the statue of Eros (actually Anteros) in Piccadilly Circus was a young man called Angelo Colarossi....
30th Nov 2016, 12:57
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By DeepestSouth

Unidentified Building at RAF Bicester

There is a public appeal for help in identifying a small, partly collapsed building at RAF Bicester. It is damp-proofed, unusual for a shelter if that is what it is, so it's a mystery. I was...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2016, 14:20
Replies: 94
Views: 9,537
Posted By DeepestSouth

Seven Pillars of Wisdom - TE Lawrence

Not strictly aviation, although it does have some mentions of aircraft and aircraft operations in close support of the Arab Revolt, 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' by TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). It...
19th May 2016, 16:54
Replies: 52
Views: 12,634
Posted By DeepestSouth

Ronaldsway Has A New Restaurant

The old Manx Flyers building near the threshold of Rwy 26 has been refurbished and opened as a new cafe and restaurant - Cafe Bar Two-Six. Ideally located for GA traffic parking area and it's getting...
30th Apr 2016, 10:32
Replies: 39
Views: 12,791
Posted By DeepestSouth

Skyfame Swift

I don't recall a Swift at Skyfame either. So .... I've checked in Ken Ellis superb book 'Lost Aviation Collections of Britain'. Chapter 4 is devoted to The Short Sunderland Trust and Skyfame and...
5th Apr 2016, 23:40
Replies: 39
Views: 12,791
Posted By DeepestSouth

According to Lesley Hunt's 'Veteran and Vintage...

According to Lesley Hunt's 'Veteran and Vintage Aircraft of the World', the Swift was XF114.
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