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9th Oct 2020, 08:56
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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: 2,125
Posted By XV490

Thank you.

Thank you.
26th Aug 2020, 09:39
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Posted By XV490

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

To satisfy my curiosity, does anyone know what Stanley Key flew during WW2?
25th Aug 2020, 08:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By XV490

Bravo, Quemerford. I had tried searching the...

Bravo, Quemerford. I had tried searching the years before 1959, to no avail.
24th Aug 2020, 15:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By XV490

Thank you very much for checking, Dave.

Thank you very much for checking, Dave.
24th Aug 2020, 11:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By XV490

USAF jet crash near Rivenhall, 1959

A personal account of life in the Polish resettlement camp (http://www.polishresettlementcampsintheuk.co.uk/kelvedon01.htm) at the former Rivenhall airfield in Essex mentions that a USAF jet crashed...
16th Aug 2020, 11:30
Replies: 46
Views: 4,863
Posted By XV490

When I was a boy, my father told me his...

When I was a boy, my father told me his first-ever flight was in a Dakota while he was with the 14th Army, but he didn't explain the circumstances. Only by going through his army papers have I been...
13th Jul 2020, 16:01
Replies: 70
Views: 5,080
Posted By XV490

​​​​​​Is that Peter Townsend second right (with...

​​​​​​Is that Peter Townsend second right (with RST)?
12th Jul 2020, 10:40
Replies: 70
Views: 5,080
Posted By XV490

"Oh God's truth," as actor Barry Foster bemoaned...

"Oh God's truth," as actor Barry Foster bemoaned in the 1969 Battle of Britain film.

Will KH be involved too, I wonder?
2nd Jul 2020, 09:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By XV490

Channel 5 Battle of Britain 3-parter

Next Tuesday (July 7th) at 2100, Channel 5 is starting a three-part series (https://www.channel5.com/show/the-battle-of-britain-3-days-that-saved-the-nation/) on consecutive nights about...
19th Jun 2020, 09:56
Replies: 359
Views: 132,591
Posted By XV490

John Young's Bovingdon memories

For those who haven't seen it, here's a link (https://www.cheshamgolf.co.uk/local-attractions/) to famed aviation artist John Young's compendium of memories and pictures of Bovingdon airfield. Just...
17th Jun 2020, 09:33
Replies: 223
Views: 45,508
Posted By XV490

OJ Glad to see your conversations with veterans...

OJ Glad to see your conversations with veterans did not include the misnomer 'Butcher', which I moaned about some years back on this forum after Andrew Marr used it in his British history series.
15th Jun 2020, 14:24
Replies: 26
Views: 4,917
Posted By XV490

Another view of Bradwell Bay (upper left) in this...

Another view of Bradwell Bay (upper left) in this shot of US Ninth Air Force 323rd BG Marauders heading north. Pre-FIDO, I'm guessing.
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12th May 2020, 12:08
Replies: 19
Views: 3,633
Posted By XV490

Tankertrashnav de Valera also famously...

Tankertrashnav de Valera also famously expressed his condolences on Hitler's death to the German embassy in Dublin.

So much has changed in the Republic of Ireland in the past 75 years ...
11th May 2020, 16:02
Replies: 19
Views: 3,633
Posted By XV490

Can't help being struck by the irony that the...

Can't help being struck by the irony that the last of the Battle of Britain pilots is an Irishman. How very Irish! ☘️
7th May 2020, 09:17
Replies: 359
Views: 132,591
Posted By XV490

T11 XE871 Armament practice unit at Acklington?

T11 XE871 Armament practice unit at Acklington?
1st May 2020, 08:22
Replies: 91
Views: 19,055
Posted By XV490

Apropos of which I did wonder yesterday if...

Apropos of which I did wonder yesterday if topping off his cake with a 'Spitfire' was a brilliant idea. Full kudos to the BBMF for the flypast, but the man was an army officer. So I'm not surprised...
30th Apr 2020, 09:10
Replies: 91
Views: 19,055
Posted By XV490

I was glad to see the BBC run a piece about the...

I was glad to see the BBC run a piece about the Burma Campaign this morning. Captain Tom, of course, is among the few Burma Star holders still alive, and by all accounts got down and dirty amid the...
26th Apr 2020, 08:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By XV490

Steve I have passed on your invitation to one...

Steve I have passed on your invitation to one of this ilk, a retired lieutenant commander, but the poor bugger is currently trying to get over Covid-19.

He is said to have scratched his head...
21st Apr 2020, 16:23
Replies: 16
Views: 3,137
Posted By XV490

Seems like the whole film is here for the...

Seems like the whole film is here for the watching of:
https://youtu.be/8l4byhJVA8o
3rd Apr 2020, 17:02
Replies: 129
Views: 24,465
Posted By XV490

Bovingdon shut in 1968.

Bovingdon shut in 1968.
21st Mar 2020, 09:06
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By XV490

Thanks, OUAQUKGF. Some shots do indeed look a bit...

Thanks, OUAQUKGF. Some shots do indeed look a bit like Pinetree, but I'm curious about the sequence which shows an RAF party saluting a US senior officer (possibly, but not definitely, Anderson)...
20th Mar 2020, 20:55
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By XV490

Wartime colour film locations

Can any of you keen-eyed experts help identify some locations in the film below, belonging to/shot by US VIIIth Bomber Command chief General Fred Anderson?

It ends at Ridgewell, but I'm interested...
20th Mar 2020, 10:30
Replies: 21
Views: 5,269
Posted By XV490

I'm surprised he wasn't decorated for the PIAT...

I'm surprised he wasn't decorated for the PIAT feat.
20th Mar 2020, 10:20
Replies: 22
Views: 4,911
Posted By XV490

Just goes to show the age-old complex historical...

Just goes to show the age-old complex historical relationships between the UK and various different Irish Republican movements and the variety of loyalties on both sides, even within families...
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