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Old 28-09-2016, 10:53
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Click on link below to see footage of the 1st 30 minute flight on 26.09.2016, at Ardmore Airport, Auckland, New Zealand.

And turn your sound up - the noise is beautiful!!

https://www.facebook.com/flyingheritagecollection/

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Old 28-09-2016, 19:05
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Sheer Magic listening to those Merlins .....makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:34
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Hi Ivor,

Sound up, ear muffs off, ENJOY THE SOUND!

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Old 06-04-2017, 08:03
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Hello Hugh, in your photo #8 "Hampden View Forward 2", the R1155 radio receiver is shown sitting vertically on its end. Do you know if this was its normal installed position, or has it just been put there temporarily? The T1154 transmitter is the right way up.
Hi, again. Recently I was in conversation with an ex-RAF tech, whose line was electrical systems in the transition period between Prop and Jet and onwards. In discussing the installation of the radio he said that the radio receiver was sited vertically. Although I was unable to quote the type of receiver at the time of the conversation, I feel that the vertical positioning is correct. If I find out any different, I will get back.
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Old 09-08-2017, 21:03
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Quite a find:

(From BBC News)

WW2 Mosquito aircraft blueprints found at Airbus factory

"More than 20,000 technical drawings of a World War Two aircraft have been found at a factory in Flintshire.

Blueprints of the Mosquito were thought to have been lost but were discovered by Airbus in an office it was closing down in Broughton.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-nor...wales-40873628
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:37
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Excellent news Tim , theres hope yet .

I know they had one in Duxford as a ground exhibit that was rebuilt so perhaps this could spur them on
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Old 29-08-2017, 17:11
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By some weird coincidence, the Mosquito located at Elvington Aircraft Museum, York, has transferred to East Kirkby Airfield for re-construction and eventually bringing to the state where it can run its engines and perform taxy runs.

I attach a couple of photos and will add more when I've resized them to suit. Also to follow photos of a Blenheim which landed at East Kirkby on 28.08.17 for the Airshow.
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Old 21-09-2017, 17:18
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Another restoration project:

(From the Ottawa Citizen)

RCAF to help restore Lancaster bomber in preparation for its 100th anniversary

"Ownership of Lancaster bomber KB882 was transferred Wednesday from the City of Edmundston to the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ont. Now the Royal Canadian Air Force will begin dismantling the plane and prepare it for transportation to the museum.

KB882 symbolizes the more than 50,000 Canadians who served in Bomber Command during the Second World War and the nearly 10,000 who lost their lives, according to the RCAF.

In addition, the aircraft represents the roles that were also conducted by Lancasters during the postwar period; those include contribution to the RCAF’s Arctic patrol activities and aerial photographic work as Canada charted its wilderness.

“Lancaster KB882 tangibly represents the RCAF’s transition from war to peacetime activities,” Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force, said in a statement. “As the RCAF looks towards its 100th anniversary in 2024, Lancaster KB882 will serve as a valuable anchor for our commemorative activities, and a beacon for the preservation of RCAF and Canadian history and heritage.
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A worthy project Tim I wish them well on their challenging restoration
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Old 22-09-2017, 19:43
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A worthy project Tim I wish them well on their challenging restoration
Worthy indeed Ivor.

Must admit to being gobsmacked to read that 50,000 Canadians served in Bomber Command and that they had a 20% casualty rate.

There was actually an all-Canadian group (No 6 Group) within Bomber Command ... No 6 group was stationed in Yorkshire and consisted of 14 Canadian squadrons by war's end.

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https://www.raf.mod.uk/history/bombe...ndno6group.cfm

http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/contribution.html
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Old 07-10-2017, 20:46
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An update to post #158 above:

(From the Ottawa Citizen)

Lancaster bomber KB882 now at Trenton to be restored

"The restoration of Lancaster bomber KB882 can now begin.

The aircraft’s fuselage, engines and propellers arrived at the National Air Force Museum at 8 Wing Trenton, Ont., on Wednesday. The RCAF reports that the wing structures arrived earlier. The aircraft was transported by flatbed truck from Edmundston, New Brunswick.

Ownership of Lancaster bomber KB882 was recently transferred from the City of Edmundston, where it had been a local landmark, to the National Air Force Museum of Canada.
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Must admit to being gobsmacked to read that 50,000 Canadians served in Bomber Command and that they had a 20% casualty rate.
Actually the RCAF story (http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/...craft/j7oyqrod) quoted by the Ottawa Citizen was wrong to say that 50,000 Canadians served in Bomber Command. According to the book No Prouder Place: Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience, by David L. Bashow, 40,000 Canadians, and not 50,000, served in Bomber Command. This is from page 457. It is correct that nearly 10,000 Canadians serving with Bomber Command lost their lives, but that is out of 40,000. This means that 25% of the Canadians who served with the command became fatal casualties, and not the 20% which the 50,000 number would imply.

I have written to the RCAF about this and asked them to issue a correction.
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Old 15-10-2017, 11:56
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Just announced recently in NZ - the remains of the last surviving DH Sea Hornet have arrived in Auckland for a full restoration to flight. The 480 mph, single seat fighter, powered by twin 2070 hp Merlins (a Merlin 130 and a Merlin 131) was the only one to escape from England to Canada at the end of the war. After evaluation by RCAF, it was sold to Spartan Air Services for use as a photo mapping aircraft. Unfortunately, the stbd engine later failed (the Merlin 131 with the extra idler gear in the reduction case to reverse the propeller rotation), and the RN wouldn't sell them another 131, so it was never flown again. 380 of the aircraft were used by the RN, but no complete survivors remain (well, not yet anyway).

The new aircraft is to be built by Pioneer Aero at Ardmore, not AVSPECS at Ardmore, who have built 3 new Mosquitos so far. However, I am sure more than a bit of across-the-airfield assistance will occur.

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When I did my basic training at RNAS Bramcote in 1958, there were several Sea Hornets on the Fire pans, sitting on their bellies minus the wings at the fold point. At that time they hadn't been burnt. I was told they were ex RNVR Squadron a/c from the Midlands Division. Another 'interesting a/c parked beside a hangar was a prototype piston engined Wyvern.
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By some weird coincidence, the Mosquito located at Elvington Aircraft Museum, York, has transferred to East Kirkby Airfield for re-construction and eventually bringing to the state where it can run its engines and perform taxy runs.

I attach a couple of photos and will add more when I've resized them to suit. Also to follow photos of a Blenheim which landed at East Kirkby on 28.08.17 for the Airshow.
Just found a bit of time to dig into the promised photo file and dug out one of said Bleinheim.
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