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by jamesinnewcastle
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Happy New Year!

HI

Yes, Happy New Year to all. Still lots of things to find out, more dark corners to shine lights into.

I've finally finished refurbishing two houses so more time for hobbies I think - well until we buy the next one!


Cheers
James
by jamesinnewcastle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Stirling serial code needed
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Stirling serial code needed

Hi I've just noticed that there were 21 paratroopers on board and not 9. I have another post on here that shows where the paratroops would have sat and where they stowed their gear. http://sas.raf38group.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2279&start=90 The Stirling could have carried 28 troops according ...
by jamesinnewcastle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Stirling serial code needed
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Stirling serial code needed

He also gets a mention in the Summary of Events part of the ORB - an unhappy entry though. The entry for that day is long and detailed. A poetic snippet: "The coast was bathed in pale evening sunshine which enhanced the rich greens and yellows of the fields, and sombre grey of the old Norman Village...
by jamesinnewcastle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Stirling serial code needed
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Stirling serial code needed

Here you go - from the ORB. The stirling squadron number was 5G apparently so you want 5G-H

I've downloaded the whole ORB for you - PM me with your email address for a copy.

The timing on the ORB shows that the Stirlings were taking off 30 seconds apart.

James
by jamesinnewcastle
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: Italeri Short Stirling
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Italeri Short Stirling

Hi Mark

I can't track down your aircraft serial or squadron marking? That doesn't mean anything of course, but neither have I found any Saint pics!


Cheers
James
by jamesinnewcastle
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Stirling serial code needed
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Stirling serial code needed

Hi According to MIchael Bowyer: LJ 819 5G-H, K/299 Sqn 21.1.44, FTR 6.6.44 shot down during operation Mallard. FTR = Failed to Return. Not that helpful though H or K? What you need are the Squadron ORBs. Look around on the net and facebook for people interested in 299 Squadron, someone probably has ...
by jamesinnewcastle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: Italeri Short Stirling
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Italeri Short Stirling

HI

Very nice model! Not sure what you are asking though, do you want to know how accurate your model is?

It is as it came out of the box or have you modified it?

I think that I have seen pictures of the Saint somewhere!



Cheers
James
by jamesinnewcastle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Stirling serial code needed
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Stirling serial code needed

Hi

The picture shows a Halifax bomber I think - it's not a Stirling.

See this entry:

viewtopic.php?t=1229


Cheers
James
by jamesinnewcastle
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling BF346 lost 28/29 April 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Short Stirling BF346 lost 28/29 April 1943

Hi Lyn It sounds like you are doing a pretty competant job of research! Let us know how you get on. My Granmother lost her oldest boy on his way back from his first mission in a Halifax - the only aircraft in the flight to be lost. She too pined to know where his body was - she said that she couldn'...
by jamesinnewcastle
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling BF346 lost 28/29 April 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Short Stirling BF346 lost 28/29 April 1943

Hi Lyn You don't say why you are looking for these details, forums are stocked with people who are 'interested', you might get better responses if you interest them too, otherwise you are just asking people to do stuff for you for no return. You don't say if you have spoken/mailed Theo Boiten but he...