Very old and somewhat rare !

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keithnewsome
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A few very very old scans, used in a post some years ago on another forum, but a little history for those who like such things !! whilst the scan quality is not too good I hope you will agree the content is much better ??

Keith :smile:

Singapore .... I think Coronation Year ?
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Taxying 1935 !
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Early 1936 !
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Great pictures there. The Sunderland is always impressive.

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Really interesting, thanks for sharing these. All those Sunderlands :up:
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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wow ! That 1st image

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Thank you all for those kind words ! I think there are more Sunderlands in this collection will find and post later !

Keith :smile:

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A very average scan of 'Air France flight FK V111b' somewhere in North Africa stuck in the sand ??

Keith :smile:

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A couple more Sunderlands .... more oldies to follow .....

Keith :smile:

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A few more random photos from the collection ......

Keith :smile:

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keithnewsome wrote:Image


very rare indeed, I've probably seen less than half a dozen pictures of Wellesleys (plural?)

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Let's hope this isn't a grim foreshadowing! :ghost:

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great pictures thanks for sharing :smile:

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Wes_Howes ! Thank you ! Yes the Wellesley photo is rare .... in fact following a lot of research, by John Aeroclub, on another forum it is actually L2681 one of four long range development Wellesleys with the long cord engine cowling which made an historic flight !!
And I share your sentiment about the Blenheim .... Duxford will never witness that again .... fingers crossed !

County1884 .... Thank you also for those kind words !

Keith :smile:

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Most excellent. I've always had a soft spot for the HP42 but that first shot of the Sunderlands is just WOW!

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Adding a couple more photos to the mix .....

Keith :smile:

Fairey Hendon.
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Avro Anson.
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King Cobra ! Sorry missed your post ! Thank you too for those nice words and yes HP42 ... beginning of British Airways (Imperial Airways) or BA as we know them now ????

Keith :smile:

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Like all these, especially the Comper Swift and the Blenheim pic.

Although the starboard undercarriage on the Blenheimhas collapsed, it doesn't look like the engine was running at the time. (Propellor blades aren't bent).

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Thanks BEX ! I am thinking maybe a 'towing accident' the frame in front of the stbd engine looks like a towing bracket ???

Keith :smile:

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Have to agree - that shot of the Sunderland's is awesome. The picture of the Bristol Blenheim reminded me of my Granddad's aircraft he flew in the War. He passed a few years back but had several stories of his crash landings. I remember being 8 or 9 years old and asked him if he had shot many enemy planes down. "Shot at them son, shot at them" was his reply.

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Some fascinating pics there, must agree with the comments ref first shot, Sunderlands not usually thought of in terms of formation flying, thank you.

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Gentlemen you are so kind ! Thank you ! A few more for tonight ... these are photos of ooopps moments ... or better described as 'part of the learning curve' from some time ago ....

Keith :smile:

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Excellent posts Keith and yes very rare!

The first photo in your latest post has me intrigued?...RAF roundals with the inclusion of a "Swastika" no less on the lower wing....Interesting???? :smile:

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Thank you Timc ! Yes that part of that photo has caused a lot of discussion in the past ! .... apparently it was used in the 30's in North Africa / Arab regions as a symbol of peace, thereby displayed on RAF aircraft to help with their 'control' role in the area at that time ! but known as a 'flyfot's' not a swastica !! Also note it is displayed at 45 degrees (the original) ! Whereas when that symbol was later used by a n other person or group (other groups are available) it was always at 90 degrees ???? phew hope that helps a little ???

Keith :smile:

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Indeed, the history of the swastika is very interesting and was (and still is) a symbol of luck amongst others until adopted by the national socialists...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

This is my new favourite thread in "Golden Oldies" Keith, fantastic to see these images :smile:

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Thank you once again Wes_Howes ! A few more for all mixture of civil and mil .....

Keith :smile:

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