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27th Nov 2016, 20:04
Replies: 575
Views: 158,818
Posted By GQ2

"I mentioned it to a friend; she told me...

"I mentioned it to a friend; she told me "Probably that lunatic Kirk again"...

Mere heresay. Post facts - not slurs. There's been enough of that. Kirk fell foul of a very chummy circle in the...
13th Aug 2016, 15:22
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,184,410
Posted By GQ2

Harsh Words.

Oh dear. I've not read every post on here, but I'm rather saddened at the tenor of much of the comment. I'm not commenting to specifically defend the lady in question, but I would like to make a few...
13th Aug 2016, 02:58
Replies: 90
Views: 16,539
Posted By GQ2

Mew Mods.

[QUOTE=International Trader;9226833] POST 27.
Does this compare with people like Alex Henshaw in the 30s?
'...... in a single seat Mew Gull, an oversized extra oil tank fitted between his legs to...
3rd Jan 2016, 15:07
Replies: 11
Views: 2,865
Posted By GQ2

Lightbulb Good Idea Gone Bad.

I don't think it's necessary to rehearse to the folks on here the endless list of worthless humanity that increasingly get awarded these gongs.
Gongs are in essence a great idea, - recognition...
27th Sep 2015, 19:00
Replies: 23
Views: 6,648
Posted By GQ2

.........and not a single fluorescent-waistcoat...

.........and not a single fluorescent-waistcoat in sight. Hmmmm..... Good for them..! :D
28th Aug 2015, 00:24
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,362
Posted By GQ2

Percival Bonfire Aircraft Burning.

Thanks to LTNman for Post 967.
I think this incident was in summer '45. I've only ever seen one very poor photo of the pantomime with the backdrop of the 'German' aircraft, which was of course ...
25th Aug 2015, 01:01
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,362
Posted By GQ2

Percival Garden Party, Luton Airport - 1945.

This I realise is a long-shot...

Just after the end of the war, in late summer 1945, there was a Percival Aircraft Co.Ltd Garden Party at Luton Airport, complete with a comic act and bonfire. I'm...
5th Aug 2015, 18:02
Replies: 9
Views: 3,649
Posted By GQ2

Missing 1980 ITV Documentary.

HELP...!

I've been searching for ages for a copy of an old Thames TV video called 'Spitfire MH434' first transmitted on ITV 16/09/1980. I can only find a short fragment on You Tube. Does anyone...
5th Aug 2015, 12:59
Replies: 13
Views: 7,067
Posted By GQ2

A Long Shot.

My uncle, Fred Taylor, learnt to fly at Wolverhampton in the mid to late 1950's. He was in the motor trade but had been in the RAF all through the war but didn't get his wings.
It's a long...
24th Jan 2015, 12:42
Replies: 11
Views: 3,866
Posted By GQ2

Canopy.

An old pal of mine, now deceased, flew every Mk of Spit right through the war. He specifically said, as Danny stated above, that for t/o & landing, the door was to be half-latched with the canopy...
18th Nov 2014, 23:08
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,362
Posted By GQ2

Question Saturday, July 16th, 1938.

Luton Airport is officially opened. Here is a fascinating home-movie of the event.
Question;- Have any stills survived of the event, especially of Edgar Percival and his machines. The separation of...
7th Nov 2014, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By GQ2

Yes, but.....

It'll simply go to whoever bids the most. Far rarer a/c have been allowed to leave the UK with nary a murmur, - such as airworthy Mosquitos.
4th Nov 2014, 11:44
Replies: 60
Views: 12,503
Posted By GQ2

Smile Limitless Appetite.

It's 'horses for courses'. Frankly, I'd never even heard of Guy Martin before, and it certainly wan't 'his' Spit'. There are plenty of people in aviation who'd have been vastly more knowledgable,...
25th Oct 2014, 01:09
Replies: 38
Views: 12,825
Posted By GQ2

Encore...!

@ A30yoyo;- Thanks for those Links. So many historic airfields, airports and bases are lost to us now. Very sad. Great that Croydon still has just about enough grass to get a light-aircraft in. Let's...
23rd Oct 2014, 14:05
Replies: 38
Views: 12,825
Posted By GQ2

Last use....?

Just out of interest. I do recall that there was some sort of one-off fly-in at Croydon - perhaps around 1980-'83 with some vintage aircraft. Have any a/c landed at Croydon since then...?
21st Oct 2014, 01:46
Replies: 7
Views: 2,091
Posted By GQ2

Sticky Ends.

All that was left of Black Magic was a seat.

All of the well-known jockeys made it through the race, but I sometimes muse at the sticky ends that some of the 'Golden-Age' pilots met. Just as...
21st Oct 2014, 01:33
Replies: 60
Views: 12,503
Posted By GQ2

Smile ....I think there is a subtitles facility on...

....I think there is a subtitles facility on iPlayer....:p
18th Oct 2014, 03:07
Replies: 60
Views: 12,503
Posted By GQ2

Doh....

I fail to see what an interesting documentary like that needs such an irritating talking-head for. Better just to have followed the real engineers involved. :hmm:
18th Oct 2014, 00:10
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,362
Posted By GQ2

Question Garden Party Query.

Percivals held a garden party for their staff in July 1945. There were some amusing histrionics organised with some wrecked a/c sections being painted-up black with white crosses as 'German', and the...
9th Oct 2014, 10:56
Replies: 34
Views: 9,269
Posted By GQ2

EB.

EB gave a talk in Warwick a couple of years ago. Thoroughly excellent - he's still got a terrific memory. If you get the chance - go. He's just about the last of that generation of pilots.
6th Oct 2014, 02:56
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,362
Posted By GQ2

Oxenos;- I think you'll find that correct reading...

Oxenos;- I think you'll find that correct reading of the latin inscription was 'Boudiccastrasse'. Those pesky Icenae....
1st Oct 2014, 15:54
Replies: 12
Views: 4,867
Posted By GQ2

Yes, 'Dangerous Skies'....an excellent read......

Yes, 'Dangerous Skies'....an excellent read... Incidentally, a pal of mine knew Clouston very well. Apparently, the correct pronunciation for his moniker was 'Clewston'. Who'd have thought it.... :p
27th Sep 2014, 03:43
Replies: 4
Views: 2,483
Posted By GQ2

Snoop Does it make any difference...? I'm guessing they...

Does it make any difference...? I'm guessing they were MOW or local Contractors.
20th Sep 2014, 17:05
Replies: 91
Views: 19,621
Posted By GQ2

Unhappy Perhaps Not Surprising.

Oh dear. Well, as related earlier in this thread, both of these magazines have been on a converging course for some time. I would posit that in trying to be 'all things to all men' ( & women.) they...
29th Aug 2014, 03:06
Replies: 14
Views: 2,407
Posted By GQ2

'ers a big girl er is.....'

'ers a big girl er is.....'
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