Lancaster at Southampton

Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Kerryp44 on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 7:52 pm

Does anyone know where Thumps is tonight? Is she at Southampton Airport? K xx
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Canon on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 10:00 pm

The lancaster landed at Coningsby at around 5pm. So I'm guessing it would still be there.
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Bluebird Mike on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 7:02 am

Seriously? 'Thumps'?! :sick: :wall: :wall: :wall:
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 9:10 am

Kerryp44 wrote:Does anyone know where Thumps is tonight? Is she at Southampton Airport? K xx


Lancaster PA474, you mean.

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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby A40-BP on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 9:38 am

Clearly says 'Lancaster' in the thread title, I'm sure we can answer a simple query without throwing a paddy because the OP has chosen an older name... :loser:
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Bluebird Mike on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 10:26 am

It's not the age of the name, it's the nauseating, cutesy-fluffy names for it that have taken hold in recent years, particularly across social media.
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby capercaillie on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 1:01 pm

Bluebird Mike wrote:It's not the age of the name, it's the nauseating, cutesy-fluffy names for it that have taken hold in recent years, particularly across social media.


That's very true Bluebird Mike. We all know it should be "Leads" now not "Thumps".
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Daz on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 3:50 pm

capercaillie wrote:
Bluebird Mike wrote:It's not the age of the name, it's the nauseating, cutesy-fluffy names for it that have taken hold in recent years, particularly across social media.


That's very true Bluebird Mike. We all know it should be "Leads" now not "Thumps".


Or why not just PA474 "City of Lincoln"? As that is how the Lanc is known to me :)
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 4:05 pm

capercaillie wrote:
Bluebird Mike wrote:It's not the age of the name, it's the nauseating, cutesy-fluffy names for it that have taken hold in recent years, particularly across social media.


That's very true Bluebird Mike. We all know it should be "Leads" now not "Thumps".

BBMF need to update their website, then......it's still down as 'Thumper III' on there.
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 5:27 pm

Bluebird Mike wrote:It's not the age of the name, it's the nauseating, cutesy-fluffy names for it that have taken hold in recent years, particularly across social media.


Indeed, leave that sort of thing to the spluffers, carrotteers and just downright abysmal photographers...
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Reds Rolling on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 6:24 pm

Bluebird Mike wrote:It's not the age of the name, it's the nauseating, cutesy-fluffy names for it that have taken hold in recent years, particularly across social media.

People have been calling the B-17 'Sally B' years before social media.
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 6:32 pm

Reds Rolling wrote:
Bluebird Mike wrote:It's not the age of the name, it's the nauseating, cutesy-fluffy names for it that have taken hold in recent years, particularly across social media.

People have been calling the B-17 'Sally B' years before social media.


That is the aeroplane's name and how it is marketed by Elly and the team. It has been "Sally B" for at least 30 years.

PA474 wears a variety of historical schemes and is never referred to by her operators as anything other than "PA474", "The Lancaster" or, I believe, "The Bomber".
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Reds Rolling on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 6:36 pm

I quite liked Phantom. Maybe we should all use that instead? :biggrin:
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Re: Lancaster at Southampton

Postby Reds Rolling on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 6:38 pm

Better still, call it Lanky McLancface from now on and everyone's happy! :yahoo:
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