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12th Jan 2022, 06:17
Replies: 9
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Posted By QuePee

Thanks to all who responded to this thread. Your...

Thanks to all who responded to this thread. Your opinions and knowledge help me a lot.

QP
8th Jan 2022, 09:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By QuePee

Martin Baltimore

I recently found this photo and I have absolutely no information on when or where it was taken. My guess would be N Africa or Italy. The reverse of the picture just says "Martin Baltimore". Is there...
5th Jan 2022, 17:52
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By QuePee

Many thanks OUAQUKGF Ops for that interview...

Many thanks OUAQUKGF Ops for that interview transcript. Its fascinating stuff, for me anyway. Shortly after posting the original picture i made contact with a source that wishes to remain anonymous...
4th Jan 2022, 07:59
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By QuePee

Short Stirlings in Italy

You all helped me somuch on the last picture I posted that I thought I would try another, a little older this time.
The attached picture is believed to have been taken at Pomigliano in Italy on 10...
4th Jan 2022, 07:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By QuePee

Dear fellow PPRuNers, Many thanks for the...

Dear fellow PPRuNers,

Many thanks for the info and the speed of the responses. I knew I could rely on this community for help. You have given me exactly what I was looking for and a bit more...
3rd Jan 2022, 13:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By QuePee

Lancaster History

This morning I came acrosss this picture in my fathers photo album, it is believed to have been taken at RAF Watton. I have no date for it but he was there from about 1946 until 1951. The code...
19th Oct 2021, 09:47
Replies: 39
Views: 17,620
Posted By QuePee

Walrus accident

I keep finding more snippets. The following are the entries in the Squadron ORBs.


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19th Oct 2021, 09:31
Replies: 39
Views: 17,620
Posted By QuePee

Walrus accident

Further to my last posting, another entry in my fathers diary dated Monday 27th November 1944 indicates that:

Mr. Chesney received a Signal this morning requesting his attendance at Borgo...
19th Oct 2021, 09:26
Replies: 39
Views: 17,620
Posted By QuePee

Walrus Accident

My father was in 293 Sqn for most of his time in N Africa and Italy (I started this thread many years ago). and I have just reviewed his diary entries for the period around the 20th November 1944,...
26th Jul 2021, 11:03
Replies: 69
Views: 11,366
Posted By QuePee

Mystery Argosy

Now that I have mastered the art of posting photos, thanke to John, I thought I would round things off with a few more aircraft that I thought interesting. All were taken at Lancaster on 16 June...
25th Jul 2021, 09:19
Replies: 69
Views: 11,366
Posted By QuePee

Mystery Argosy

After receiving some very helpfull advice from John Tullamarine I believe that I can now add the pictures that I tried to post above.
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19th Jul 2021, 12:06
Replies: 69
Views: 11,366
Posted By QuePee

Argosy

I visited Lancaster in 2011 and the Argosy was still then. I met a rather elderly gentleman at the museum, who realising that I was British, asked if I would like a look inside for a donation to the...
1st Dec 2020, 07:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By QuePee

Many thanks for that Lordflasheart, I was not...

Many thanks for that Lordflasheart, I was not aware of the Australian incident. Google syas that it was deliberate and that it decimated the Tracker fleet. Nasty

QP
26th Nov 2020, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By QuePee

Many thanks for the suggestion, I will give them...

Many thanks for the suggestion, I will give them a try.

Actually I never realised just how many hangar fires have occurred that resulted in the loss of at least one aircraft. So far I have...
25th Nov 2020, 20:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By QuePee

Hangar fire Gibraltar 1956

I have been researching aircraft losses in the British Military for many years and have accumulated quite extensive records during that time. I was therefore rather surprised when researching a...
18th Nov 2020, 08:18
Replies: 9
Views: 3,185
Posted By QuePee

Oops

Fat finger syndrome, I am sorry I meant to type MB563.

QP
17th Nov 2020, 07:55
Replies: 9
Views: 3,185
Posted By QuePee

Interestingly, I have seen two different aircraft...

Interestingly, I have seen two different aircraft identities quoted for the loss on 8th March 1954. Firstly as Dave Reid suggests Firefly T2 MB566 of 766 Squadron. Other sources also quote a Firefly...
16th Nov 2020, 08:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,868
Posted By QuePee

And FMK-S was WA614 until 1950. QP

And FMK-S was WA614 until 1950.

QP
15th Nov 2020, 11:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,868
Posted By QuePee

I cannot help with FMK_K or FMK-P but FMK-L was...

I cannot help with FMK_K or FMK-P but FMK-L was worn by VW474 when it was lost on 14th February 1951.

QP
15th Sep 2020, 08:31
Replies: 77
Views: 20,875
Posted By QuePee

IRIS

IRIS


I have posted previously on PPRuNe of my father's association with the IRIS series of aircraft. Mention of the visit of the Hastings to Bulawayo reminded me that somewhere I had an article...
21st Aug 2020, 14:00
Replies: 41
Views: 17,816
Posted By QuePee

Lightning XR711

I clearly remember the feeling of shock and surprise when I had a glimpse of a Lightning looking very sad and ready to meet it maker. I photographed XR711 at RAF Wattisham on 14th October 1973. The...
1st Aug 2020, 11:14
Replies: 30
Views: 4,447
Posted By QuePee

Sandringham

[QUOTE=treadigraph;10848303]The persistence of memory suggests that somebody landed Edward Hulton's Sandringham somewhere downstream of Tower Bridge as late as 1981 and possibly even taxied it under...
15th Mar 2020, 09:37
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By QuePee

Back in the early 1970's I remember passing a pub...

Back in the early 1970's I remember passing a pub in Sigingstone that had a large aircraft wheel complete with tyre leaning up against a tree in the car park. Looking at the pictures in the above...
25th Jan 2020, 12:47
Replies: 18
Views: 2,338
Posted By QuePee

WJ338 at Catterick

Sadly WJ338 did end her days at RAF Catterick. Here she is in 1972.

QP
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25th Jan 2020, 12:32
Replies: 35
Views: 8,978
Posted By QuePee

XM497 at Stansted

Originally Posted by Herod View Post (https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/628844-can-you-tell-me-what-flightdeck-these-taken-september-1961-raf-changi-post10664362.html#post10664362)...
31st Dec 2019, 13:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By QuePee

Absolutely correct. I know the chap on the left,...

Absolutely correct. I know the chap on the left, he was Petty Officer William Stephen Laing ex of 727, 802, 803, 807 and 813 Sq. He was never a pilot and I am sorry if somehow I gave the impression...
28th Dec 2019, 12:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By QuePee

Korean War historians help needed

Ladies and Gentlemen,

My father in law seems to have served time on all the aircraft carriers of the Korean War except for HMS Glory and I am trying to detail this period in his history. I have...
21st Oct 2019, 14:08
Replies: 0
Views: 1,661
Posted By QuePee

Thank you!

On the 26th September 2019 my father in law's funeral took place. He served in the Fleet Air Arm from 1949 till 1970 and worked on practically every aircraft carrier that the RN had during that...
1st Jan 2019, 13:35
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By QuePee

One more thing, I have just checked and far from...

One more thing, I have just checked and far from being out of service in 1950 the RAF lost a total of 18 Wellingtons in 1950.

QP
1st Jan 2019, 13:31
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By QuePee

My records show the following; RP323 ...

My records show the following;

RP323 Wellington T10 of 201 AFS from RAF Swinderby. Burst into flames over Saffron Walden, Essex and in the emergency landing that followed the...
28th Oct 2017, 18:28
Replies: 46
Views: 9,018
Posted By QuePee

I did it with my son ans son-in-law the week...

I did it with my son ans son-in-law the week before its ill fated landing at Lelystad on two legs instead of three. A fantastic experience and one never to be forgotten. I would certainly recommend...
12th Dec 2016, 22:28
Replies: 17
Views: 5,481
Posted By QuePee

Mick, Werner has kindly passed me your email...

Mick,

Werner has kindly passed me your email address and I have just sent you a message. I cannot wait to hear what info you have.

Yours in anticipation.

QP
16th Oct 2016, 22:18
Replies: 85
Views: 24,556
Posted By QuePee

Barry, I cannot speak about the Malaysian...

Barry,

I cannot speak about the Malaysian aircraft but I do know that there were quite a few Pioneer boxes lying around at Seletar in the early 60s so at least some of the RAF aircraft were...
16th Oct 2016, 19:33
Replies: 85
Views: 24,556
Posted By QuePee

As a 12, 13 year old I can clearly remember the...

As a 12, 13 year old I can clearly remember the Skyshout Twin Pins. A few days before Christmas each year, they would climb out of RAF Seletar and spend the next hour or two at relatively low level...
16th Oct 2016, 12:44
Replies: 85
Views: 24,556
Posted By QuePee

I dont know about the Twin Pioneers but certainly...

I dont know about the Twin Pioneers but certainly the single engined variety were shipped to the Far East by sea. When I was at RAF Seletar, 1961 to 1964 I was in the 17th Singapore Scout Group and...
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