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Entropy

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this is fantastic! @Gramaisc I've not seen this one?

Cant quite see the registration number of the C1 so not sure on the squadron this could be?

It looks like 47 Squadron based at Abingdon perhaps? 30, 34 and 47 Squadrons mainly overseas in the far and middle east

Great video though :)
 

Gramaisc

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this is fantastic! @Gramaisc I've not seen this one?

Cant quite see the registration number of the C1 so not sure on the squadron this could be?

It looks like 47 Squadron based at Abingdon perhaps? 30, 34 and 47 Squadrons mainly overseas in the far and middle east

Great video though :)
What I can see of the fin markings suggests 30 to me, possibly.

But it looks like an English landscape.
 

Entropy

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30 Squadron or Dirty 30 as they were effectionately known as by my dad, were based in Sharjah, and I did think that too from looking atthe black diamond on the tail fins.

It could well be that squadron too as they were based in Brize Norton and still are to this day flying C130J and A-400 Atlas
 

Gramaisc

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30 Squadron or Dirty 30 as they were effectionately known as by my dad, were based in Sharjah, and I did think that too from looking atthe black diamond on the tail fins.

It could well be that squadron too as they were based in Brize Norton and still are to this day flying C130J and A-400 Atlas
They seem to have had their first couple of years with the Beverley at Oakington, before heading off eastwards.
 

BobClay

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You might laugh at the idea of an open cockpit biplane flying off a carrier in WW2 as being a bit behind the times. But the Fairy Swordfish, pictured here aboard HMS Illustrious preparing for the attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto in 1940 was a tough old bird. Nicknamed the 'Stringbag' because you could pretty much string anything you wanted underneath it, this old bird demonstrated the effectiveness of aircraft attacking ships, (Taranto was of great interest to the Japanese, a year before their attack on Pearl Harbour.) It was a 'Stringbag' that crippled the Bismarck and left her at the mercy of the Home Fleet, and it served until the end of the conflict.
Like I said: a tough old bird.

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BobClay

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HaHa. I'm ex Merchant Navy, not Royal.
What's the difference ? (old joke coming)

In the Merchant Navy they actually expect you to go to sea.
The definition of a Royal Navy ship that is out of sight of the Isle of Wight ? ...... LOST !! :heyhey:
 

BobClay

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Here's one for old car nerds:

Caption reads: WAAF Sergeant, Station Commander driver at Cardington, Bedfordshire 1942.
I'm told, although I'll stand corrected on this one, the car is a 1939 Ford Deluxe.
I'm curious about the panel on the driver's side windscreen, some kind of colour filter maybe ... ?
I would say whoever took that pix had a good camera for the day ... :|

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Gramaisc

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Here's one for old car nerds:

Caption reads: WAAF Sergeant, Station Commander driver at Cardington, Bedfordshire 1942.
I'm told, although I'll stand corrected on this one, the car is a 1939 Ford Deluxe.
I'm curious about the panel on the driver's side windscreen, some kind of colour filter maybe ... ?
I would say whoever took that pix had a good camera for the day ... :|

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This panel is a demister - a sort of stick-on double glazing that was intended to stop the inner surface of the screen misting up.

They did work - a bit.

They fell out of use as heaters became more common and curved screens made them a bit more difficult to apply securely.

In later years, you saw them more on rear windows, before the heated screens appeared.

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proactive

Enjoying a drop of red.
Here's one for old car nerds:

Caption reads: WAAF Sergeant, Station Commander driver at Cardington, Bedfordshire 1942.
I'm told, although I'll stand corrected on this one, the car is a 1939 Ford Deluxe.
I'm curious about the panel on the driver's side windscreen, some kind of colour filter maybe ... ?
I would say whoever took that pix had a good camera for the day ... :|

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I have never understood why the designation De Luxe in the car world, means the exact opposite.
 
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