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25th Apr 2010, 10:10
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Posted By motherbird

Looking for photo of RAF Sealand 1941(ish)

I am looking for any photographs of RAF Sealand in the 1940s, especially general views of the buildings and airfield. Does anyone have copies I could use in a book I am writing?
There is one of the...
5th Apr 2010, 21:03
Replies: 44
Views: 7,148
Posted By motherbird

What about Old Sarum?

What about Old Sarum?
28th Dec 2009, 20:54
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By motherbird

Ah well that didn't work! Maybe this will.... ...

Ah well that didn't work!
Maybe this will....
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/reallyusefulboxes/Copyofphto017.jpg
28th Dec 2009, 20:50
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By motherbird

http://http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/rea...

http://http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/reallyusefulboxes/?action=view&current=Copyofphto017.jpg
28th Dec 2009, 20:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By motherbird

Hello Sorry for delay in replying. The...

Hello
Sorry for delay in replying.
The photograph of G-ACAF was in an old photo album of my fathers.It was taken possibly around 1934 as other photos are of that date. It gives no indication of...
25th Nov 2009, 17:14
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By motherbird

108 Squadron

Hi
Can anyone tell me if 108 Squadron ever flew Lysanders in the Middle East in WW2
Cheeers
Motherbird
12th Aug 2009, 14:41
Replies: 2
Views: 2,088
Posted By motherbird

Which RAF airfields are these?

Hi
I have these old photos of RAF airfields and wonder if anyone can identify them.
The farm picture says Watpit Farm ( (Cant read next word possibly something like T.... ...lowe???) Airfield...
6th Aug 2009, 09:39
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By motherbird

Avro G-ACAF and Desoutter G-AANE

Hi

Has anyone details on prewar Avro G-ACAF and Desoutter G-AANE aircraft.
Where were they flown from? Who owned them?
My father had a flight in one or both while still at school so before 1937...
3rd Aug 2009, 21:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,888
Posted By motherbird

Thanks everyone great work. :D Any idea when it...

Thanks everyone great work. :D
Any idea when it is on display next? I'd love to get some photos.

Motherbird
3rd Aug 2009, 09:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,888
Posted By motherbird

Dalripple 1938 experimental plane with Ford 10 engine

Hi

Does anyone know details about a small plane made by a friend of the Hon Daripple in 1938?
My father writes... I have just seen a lovely little plane which is being tested just up Grantham...
3rd Aug 2009, 09:30
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By motherbird

Thanks. Motherbird

Thanks.
Motherbird
2nd Aug 2009, 18:36
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By motherbird

Ibsley Flying Display

Just come back from Bygone Days at Ibsley and really enjoyed the flying display.
I was especially impressed with at how quiet and slow the Auster flew compared to the P51 Mustang. Not so easy to...
26th Jul 2009, 08:32
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By motherbird

PULLEN Tested girocopter demoted to Drouge pilot

I am looking for details of a WWII pilot but I only have his surname of Pullen :ugh:
Pullen was asked to test one of the early girocopters. He felt it so unsafe that he took it out to sea. He then...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2009, 17:12
Replies: 54
Views: 4,842
Posted By motherbird

ChrisVJ Lucky you to have a boy who talks! Mine...

ChrisVJ
Lucky you to have a boy who talks! Mine just grunts if he is awake during the day.
However I hope this is due to change as he has been away for 4 months on a round the world jolly before...
18th Jun 2009, 15:02
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By motherbird

"my instructor was one of the other aircraft...

"my instructor was one of the other aircraft involved"

Hi Henry
Have you a record of his name?
Also I have read somewhere that he was killed during a Battle of Britain display. Is this possible?...
17th Jun 2009, 16:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By motherbird

Portraits of German pilots's at RAF Cranwell?

Can anyone tell me if there are still two portraits of German airmen hanging in the gallery at RAF Cranwell.They were presented by Goring (in the1930's I assume)

Who were they and why they were...
17th Jun 2009, 15:11
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By motherbird

Eric Martin DFC. 3 FTS Feltwell.1952

Hi Guys


Any of you know Eric Martin DFC who was killed in a Harvard T2b while teaching at 3 FTS Feltwell. 15 August 1952 He collided with another Harvard during formation aerobatics?
Any...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2009, 21:47
Replies: 13
Views: 7,272
Posted By motherbird

Lancelot 37 I''l buy the coupons if you throw...

Lancelot 37
I''l buy the coupons if you throw in the car for free

Motherbird
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2009, 17:15
Replies: 13
Views: 7,272
Posted By motherbird

Moth balls in Petrol Tank?

Hi

Can any one tell me if putting moth balls into a petrol tank in 1944 would help a car's petrol consumption?
My father wrote a note in his dairy in 1944 ...
I am pleased that my carís petrol...
9th Jun 2009, 19:19
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By motherbird

Circuits and bumps by R Osborn. book wanted

Hi
i am trying to get my hands on a copy of a book by Squadron Leader Richard Bentley Osborn,

Circuits and bumps : an account of the experiences in the Royal Air Force during the second world war...
2nd May 2009, 19:17
Replies: 11
Views: 3,995
Posted By motherbird

A big thanks to all three of you!!:D Brian...

A big thanks to all three of you!!:D
Brian Abraham Forget
Union Jack

If I ever ever ever finish writing this book and get it published I'll be sure to add your names to the long list of...
27th Apr 2009, 16:39
Replies: 11
Views: 3,995
Posted By motherbird

Italian Air Force bomb Debden 1940

It could be possible that he was having his leg pulled or that the dates may be off a day or two,but most of the other entries in his have seemed to pan out.For example I had no idea that the...
25th Apr 2009, 10:25
Replies: 11
Views: 3,995
Posted By motherbird

Wellington Bomber crew rescue April 1941

Hello to all you PPRuNer detectives.:ok:

I am trying to find out any details of a Wellington Bomber crew whom my father met when he was at ITW in Cambridge 1941. His diary notes...

...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2008, 15:03
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By motherbird

13thDuke I'm with you on the "Spitfire over the...

13thDuke
I'm with you on the "Spitfire over the white cliffs of Dover," thing so get to the back of the queue .......but suspect am more likely to be dead sick :yuk: than "dead stick" anywhere...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2008, 19:52
Replies: 68
Views: 5,290
Posted By motherbird

What's the oddest job you have had?

I've been a Lotus Fibreglass stripper, a Bentley Girl Chauffeur, a Boil in the Bag filler, a medical photographer and a temporary tea lady for the Bank of England.

My ideal job would be a travel...
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