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Tizer
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Posted -  21/12/2007  :  11:56
I have uploaded my first picture to the Barlick site I hope to be able to add it in this thread if/when it gets approval from Doc. It is a postcard from the 1940s entitled Winged Heroes and showing Hawker Hurricanes. (The picture is in the next post if you are on page 1 of the thread; if you are on another page you need to go back tp page 1 to see it.)

Please feel free to add your own stories, pictures or comments regarding everything to do with aeroplanes and their pilots, both past and present.

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Posted - 12/07/2008 : 11:19
Did Stanley do his commentaries in drag in a broad Glaswegian accent... or are you thinking of ex Spitfire pilot Raymond ? Nolic


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Posted - 12/07/2008 : 17:26
Don't get me going about old commentators.....  Raymond Glendenning, Stuart Macpherson........


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Posted - 13/07/2008 : 07:31
Thank you, thank you. The image of Raymond Baxter in drag will not leave for quite a while. Raymond Baxter was an old boy from Ilford County High School, where my brother used to go.


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Posted - 13/07/2008 : 08:43
I never did take to that Raymond Baxter..........  Probably my built-in dislike of the officer class.  Before anyone criticises me, it has served me well throughout my life.  Never rely on a man who wears brown leather gloves.


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Posted - 13/07/2008 : 10:44
Raymond BaxterThanks for that Nolic. Mrs T is rolling about on the floor with laughter. Yes, Raymond is the man - and not in drag, Julie (although what he did in his spare time I do not know!).

Here he is in 1976 in front of a Jaguar aircraft (photo from Wikipedia). Born 1922, died 2006 aged 84.


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Posted - 02/08/2008 : 12:00
I went to the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) Air Day on 5th July 2008 at Yeovilton. Somerset, UK. The weather was bad with strong winds and later heavy rain which meant several items on the agenda had to be cancelled, including the RAF Memorial Flight. Even so, the RNAS put on a great display of static and flying exhibits, old and new aircraft. I took photos and will post some of them below in this thread. Click on the pictures for larger versions.

Fairey Swordfish

The Swordfish was not allowed to fly due to the bad weather but it was able to taxi along the runway. This is a long shot of it across the other side of the aerodrome. The Royal Navy Historic Flight owns three Swordfish, all of which are being returned to flight. This aircraft, LS326, was active in air shows between 1960 and 1999 but had not been seen in recent years owing to the need for refurbishment of the wings. The prototype Swordfish flew in 1934 and the type entered service in 1936.

F86 Sabre jet fighter

F86 Sabre US jet fighter as used in the Korean War and also flown by the RAF.

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Posted - 04/08/2008 : 06:11
Well, you've cracked it Pete.  The pics are clickable now to full screen and very good quality.


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Posted - 04/08/2008 : 11:33
The following sequence of shots shows aircraft folding and unfolding their wings. I've made these pictures small but please click on the pictures to display bigger versions. The Sea Vixen (134) landed, taxied in then folded its wings (first two shots). The last three shots show the Vixen in front of a Sea Hawk which also begins to fold its wings. In the last shot both aircraft are unfolding their wings again. The nose of the other old aircraft (74) on the right in the last three shots is the Sea Vampire.
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Sea Vixen with folded wings 2.

Sea Vixen with folded wings3 Sea Vixen (134) in front of Sea Hawk, as Hawk starts to fold wings.
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Sea Vixen (134) in front of Sea Hawk, both with wings folded 5.Sea Vixen and Sea Hawk unfolding wings


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Posted - 04/08/2008 : 12:06
Sea Vampire

Sea Vampire twin-boom fighter which operated from aircraft carriers and was flying at the air display. (Click picture for larger version.)

Sea Vampire


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Posted - 04/08/2008 : 20:04
Sea Venom in flight Sea Venom - another twin-boom aircraft. (Click picture for larger version.)

Sea Vixen in flight



This De Havilland Sea Vixen is the only airworthy example in existence. The Sea Vixen was developed from The Sea Vampire and the first RNAS squadron of this aircraft was formed at Yeovilton in 1959. It served until 1972 although a few remained later as drones. The aircraft shown was originally an FAW.2 Sea Vixen and joined the Fleet Air Arm in 1964, serving with 899 Squadron At Yeovilton. It is now painted in exactly the same colours and squadron markings as when it served in 899 Squadron. 

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Posted - 04/08/2008 : 20:14
Typhoon fighter

And now for something more recent...collecting up the parachute brakes on the Typhoon fighter just after landing. An interesting mix of new technology and old buildings - the Somerset church and thatched cottages. (Click picture for larger version.)

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Posted - 04/08/2008 : 21:36
Super shots Tizer.

Must admit I didn't realise we used the F 86 Sabre as well. Vampire, Venom etc pics certainly remind me of Raymond Baxter programmes, were they from the Farnborough Show?

Malcolm 


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Posted - 05/08/2008 : 07:30
I think you are now the sites Image Meister!   Lovely quality but I think you shouls include a note with each post to flag up that the larger image is available.  Otherwise people may miss the facility.


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Posted - 05/08/2008 : 11:54
Malcolm, they are from a visit I made to the RNAS Air Day on 5th July at Yeovilton. Somerset. The programme brochure says the Sabre served in "nearly 40 nations". A number were licence-built in Canada as CL13s, and 431 of these served with the RAF. It also says the F-86A at the display is "the sole airworthy example...flying in Europe". Owned and operated by Golden Apple Operations Ltd.

Stanley, the image titles are set so that in my Firefox browser it says "Click for larger image" when you move your cursor over the picture. But perhaps your are right - if people don't float the cursor over the image they might not know. I'll edit the posts. Thanks.


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Posted - 05/08/2008 : 18:25
Now you come to mention, my Firefox does it as well.  IE may not do it, anyone tried?


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