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28th Mar 2022, 05:40
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Posted By lauriebe

Had two ATC Summer Camps at Colerne, 1961 & 1963....

Had two ATC Summer Camps at Colerne, 1961 & 1963. Managed to see part of the collection on the first visit while sitting on a small embankment in front of the hangar waiting for a Hastings flight.
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30th Jan 2022, 07:07
Replies: 42
Views: 5,899
Posted By lauriebe

Interesting photo. Pity there is no code visible...

Interesting photo. Pity there is no code visible on the vertical tail surface. That would help narrow the search down.

The style of dress worn by the deck crew would seem to indicate summertime in...
13th Dec 2021, 07:01
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Could it be Ronaldsway, (IOM).

Could it be Ronaldsway, (IOM).
21st Nov 2021, 01:13
Replies: 77
Views: 20,849
Posted By lauriebe

WT, most welcome sir. A short account of the...

WT, most welcome sir.

A short account of the drop and ground operation, and a couple of additional photos of the aircraft, from one of the troopers involved is on pages 8/9 of the link below:
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20th Nov 2021, 03:23
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Views: 20,849
Posted By lauriebe

Beverley XB263/K of 47 Sqn was en route back to...

Beverley XB263/K of 47 Sqn was en route back to the UK after a proving flight to the Far East at the time Warmtoast's photos were taken. The aircraft had conducted various trials and given demos of...
19th Nov 2021, 03:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By lauriebe

The reference of the ORB for 1654 HCU at Kew is...

The reference of the ORB for 1654 HCU at Kew is as shown in the link below below:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1912991
6th Nov 2021, 03:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By lauriebe

Not a lot to go on from the information that you...

Not a lot to go on from the information that you have posted unfortunately.

Can't help with the earlier part of your uncle's service or the Bombay area.

No.183 Wing, based at Ridgeway, which I...
30th Oct 2021, 02:37
Replies: 96
Views: 15,211
Posted By lauriebe

XP328 in happier times. Just off the beach at...

XP328 in happier times. Just off the beach at RAAF Butterworth, Mid-66.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7345/9347430981_2d2b27e19f_o.jpgIMG_0108 by Laurence Bean, on Flickr
12th Oct 2021, 06:51
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Thanks Noyade. Will have to be open house...

Thanks Noyade.

Will have to be open house I'm afraid.
12th Oct 2021, 02:15
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Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Possibly Entebbe?

Possibly Entebbe?
25th Sep 2021, 08:11
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Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Thanks MJG. I don't have anything to post so...

Thanks MJG.

I don't have anything to post so open house it is.
25th Sep 2021, 02:20
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Good challenge. That took some finding. ...

Good challenge. That took some finding.

After seeing the 'hi-tech' military approach to the ATS system I took a stab in the dark and googled Ex Appian Way and found this:
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20th Sep 2021, 08:43
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Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Could it be Borglanda Flygfält (ESMB) on Oland? ...

Could it be Borglanda Flygfält (ESMB) on Oland?

Have to be OH if correct.
30th Aug 2021, 07:47
Replies: 16
Views: 3,197
Posted By lauriebe

Photos of PB649 at Wick after the Politz. I...

Photos of PB649 at Wick after the Politz.

I missed these in my first run through the IBCC site.

https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18538

Also the Christmas...
30th Aug 2021, 03:41
Replies: 16
Views: 3,197
Posted By lauriebe

PTS47 Many thanks for the update. Good...

PTS47

Many thanks for the update.

Good to hear that the book will now return to the family.

Would be grateful for further updates if/when you might have something.
24th Aug 2021, 02:43
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

West Malling I think. OH if correct.

West Malling I think.

OH if correct.
20th Aug 2021, 04:39
Replies: 16
Views: 3,197
Posted By lauriebe

One further snippet, a Sgt Foolkes is listed as a...

One further snippet, a Sgt Foolkes is listed as a member of 44 Course at 12 OTU, Chipping Warden. That course started on 17 Nov 42. No further details are shown against the name though.

Listing...
19th Aug 2021, 07:23
Replies: 16
Views: 3,197
Posted By lauriebe

The service number mentioned by the OP is in a...

The service number mentioned by the OP is in a batch of airman's numbers issued at Uxbridge and Weston Super Mare from November 1940.

I also found a couple of other mentions of a Peter Fookes on...
19th Jul 2021, 08:59
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Could it be Nelson Airport? Quite a short runway...

Could it be Nelson Airport? Quite a short runway there.

It also seems to be in a pinot noir area and, after looking around the interweb, there is a Bronte Gallery nearby.

Forgot to add OH if...
19th Jul 2021, 02:32
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Could it be Hōkitika?

Could it be Hōkitika?
13th Jul 2021, 05:04
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Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Could it be Whangarei? OH if correct.

Could it be Whangarei?

OH if correct.
27th May 2021, 13:03
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,708
Posted By lauriebe

Looks to be a few 'derelict' airframes there. A...

Looks to be a few 'derelict' airframes there. A crash practice area perhaps at Catterick.

OH if correct.
25th May 2021, 08:19
Replies: 34
Views: 5,452
Posted By lauriebe

Excellent photos of a lovely aeroplane. A...

Excellent photos of a lovely aeroplane. A birthday well marked.

Had a total of 12 flights in the 'Chippie' mostly courtesy of No.4 AEF from Plymouth/Roborough in the early 60s.

Only managed one...
23rd May 2021, 01:42
Replies: 26
Views: 5,339
Posted By lauriebe

Most welcome David.

Most welcome David.
22nd May 2021, 02:01
Replies: 26
Views: 5,339
Posted By lauriebe

Two possibilities for the abbreviation GIF. ...

Two possibilities for the abbreviation GIF.

The first is the Glider Instructors Flight. However, I can find no record of that unit ever being located at Silverstone.

The other possibility is...
21st May 2021, 02:17
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,898,581
Posted By lauriebe

Could it be the Cairngorm Gliding Club site at...

Could it be the Cairngorm Gliding Club site at Feshiebridge?

OH if correct.
19th May 2021, 02:11
Replies: 14
Views: 2,453
Posted By lauriebe

PAXboy do you have your father's logbook?

PAXboy do you have your father's logbook?
13th May 2021, 02:58
Replies: 19
Views: 3,891
Posted By lauriebe

The code 'FAI' was one of several (FAI - FAM),...

The code 'FAI' was one of several (FAI - FAM), allocated to No.20 SFTS at RAF Church Lawford where that unit had been based since April 1945. No. 20 SFTS became No. 2 FTS on 27 July 1947.

On 6...
7th Jun 2020, 02:24
Replies: 142
Views: 42,239
Posted By lauriebe

wub, Many thanks for the reply. Not the...

wub,

Many thanks for the reply.

Not the same chap by the look of it.
6th Jun 2020, 08:59
Replies: 142
Views: 42,239
Posted By lauriebe

Arc, The name Flt Lt D Tapson appears in my...

Arc,

The name Flt Lt D Tapson appears in my F3822 several times from 626GS, St Eval. This included a solo check and solos in a T31 on 22 April 1962.

I wonder if it was the same Flt Tapson.
21st May 2020, 04:15
Replies: 315
Views: 115,216
Posted By lauriebe

One of three surviving Hastings airframes in the...

One of three surviving Hastings airframes in the UK; TG517, at Newark Air Museum. Photos taken on my last visit to the museum on 30 April 2013.

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7th Oct 2019, 05:56
Replies: 42
Views: 15,797
Posted By lauriebe

Am presently sat at my computer with my back to...

Am presently sat at my computer with my back to the window.

Swings chair around and looks out of said window to the north. On the murky horizon, can just make out the outline of Pulau Bidan, the...
5th Jul 2019, 08:51
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,898,581
Posted By lauriebe

dook, thanks for that. I had just located the...

dook, thanks for that. I had just located the video too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMdyOnDWyZ8
5th Jul 2019, 08:21
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,898,581
Posted By lauriebe

Good morning dook. The master strikes again!...

Good morning dook.

The master strikes again! Trivandrum it is.

I only found a still. did not see a video.

Over to you.
5th Jul 2019, 07:42
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,898,581
Posted By lauriebe

No, it is not the FSU.

No, it is not the FSU.
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