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by DragonRapide
Fri 17 Jul 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Guy Gibson's Dog Headstone replaced
Replies: 59
Views: 3711

Re: Guy Gibson's Dog Headstone replaced

I doubt the dog's grave will survive the property developers that will be building on the Scampton site, so it will be largely irrelevant in the long run.... There's an interesting thread on that Twitter claiming that the dog was run over deliberatedly (on the base) as it wasn't popular and wasn't ...
by DragonRapide
Tue 19 May 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Flt Lt John Cruickshank VC
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Flt Lt John Cruickshank VC

Looks like John Cruickshank, the last surviving WW2 Victoria Cross holder, turns 100 this Wednesday (20th May). He flew in Plane Sailing's Catalina from Leuchers in July 2016, and seemed in good form then. Anyone have any news of him - and should we be marking the significant birthday of this remark...
by DragonRapide
Sun 10 May 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 126208

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Duxman - have just realised that the second shot pf 'TBG must have been taken from the Tower roof - so the aircraft was ***** close!

ImageG-ATBG N1002 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr


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by DragonRapide
Fri 01 May 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 126208

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Wonderful images! Incredible to think that the Fortress has been flying from Duxford for 45 years. What an achievement.

Great too to see the provenance of these photos - I'm assuming that's the Pete Loveday who was one of the first IWM employees at Duxford?
by DragonRapide
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 126208

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Great to see that Comet in the air! In my teens, I used to man the DAS airliners on Saturdays. For a while, we opened the Comet 2R as well - which was cool! It smelt magnificent inside, as you'd expect; but for me, the coolest part were the windows. The aircraft was on the production line for BOAC w...
by DragonRapide
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 126208

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Lovely sunny day at Dux today but a brisk wind. A few "spam cans" on the move, but also the lovely Zlin Z.126 D-EYGL.
by DragonRapide
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 126208

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Those images of 'GJG are tremendous! I've heard horror stories of the state she was in on arrival. Thank goodness she made it in one piece! The transformation into what for me is still the finest Rapide around is an epic story of incredible dedication. Looking elsewhere in the photos is fascinating ...
by DragonRapide
Wed 08 Jan 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Newark Air Museum 22nd December
Replies: 7
Views: 2887

Re: Newark Air Museum 22nd December

I too was taken aback by the Monospar - had no idea the team had made so much progress! Great work!
by DragonRapide
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Dallas, TX
Replies: 7
Views: 2948

Re: Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Dallas, TX

So that's the first Buchon I remember seeing! Duxford in the early 80's I think. Robs Lamplough / British Aerial Museum.
by DragonRapide
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 53936

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

And overlooking Duxford on return in 'JG, many thanks to Mark Miller for the seat! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49050625291_4f501841ff_h.jpg Duxford from G-AGJG by Harry Measures , on Flickr[/quote] Stunning image Harry - brings back lots of happy memories of Rapiding from Duxford over the la...
by DragonRapide
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 53936

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

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David - I've read accounts which say that the aircraft still bears scars from this flight - is that true? - Any chance of a pic?!
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There is (or used to be) a little plaque in the cockpit commemorating Taffy's little adventure.