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by kookabat
Sun May 01, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: 467 Sqn 'Ton Up' Lanc
Replies: 24
Views: 6998

Re: 467 Sqn 'Ton Up' Lanc

G'day Stuart,
I've had a look but can't see any of that particular aircraft - sorry!
Adam
by kookabat
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: 467 Sqn 'Ton Up' Lanc
Replies: 24
Views: 6998

Re: 467 Sqn 'Ton Up' Lanc

G'day Stuart, There would have been multiple JO-Ts. The JO, as you no doubt know, denotes 463 Squadron and the T is the individual aircraft code letter. So there would be a JO-A, JO-B, JO-C etc etc on strength at any one time. When the current JO-D went missing or was damaged or was otherwise made u...
by kookabat
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: Don Huxtable DFC LdH
Replies: 3
Views: 2307

Don Huxtable DFC LdH

I'm terribly sad to record the passing of one of 463 Squadron's finest, Don Huxtable, in a Sydney hospital overnight. Don was one of the first veterans I ever met and was very much one of the legends of 463 Squadron. A number of forum members met him in Canberra several years ago who would probably ...
by kookabat
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: A Thousand Shall Fall
Replies: 10
Views: 4256

Re: A Thousand Shay Fall

I got mine through that South American river place John - fairly cheap paperback and the print quality's appalling for some of the photos, but the words are the important part.
by kookabat
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: Dennis Over
Replies: 28
Views: 10363

Re: Dennis Over

sorting out Dennis' posts from over 30000 posts was difficult.
No it's not. You can search by author.

I was in the process of doing exactly that, and copying the text from Dennis' posts (with his permission) when the forum disappeared. Ended up with maybe 80 of them.
by kookabat
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: Dennis Over
Replies: 28
Views: 10363

At Last The Teabag Can Be Retired

I managed to arrange a visit to drag open the metaphorical hangar doors with Dennis and Peggy while in the UK in 2010. He even treated me to a cup of tea from the famous "reuseable teabag", which I am certain can now breathe a sigh of relief and finally be retired... :lol: There's a photo of our mee...
by kookabat
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Flight sequence for which aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Flight sequence for which aircraft?

Looks to me like a fairly generic set of checklists for a twin of the era Kerry - did the Oxford have power-operated undercarriage retraction or was it also a case of "get the bloke in the other seat to wind the handle 1,528 times" like the Anson? I guess the answer may lie in which twin-engined air...
by kookabat
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: WC Eric Langlois - Logbook!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: WC Eric Langlois - Logbook!!!

To throw a different light on that quote Max, I was talking to Bill Purdy (463 Sqn skipper) at the Canberra weekend earlier this year - he mentioned that when he was instructing at OTU after his tour he had three students in particular. The first two were very good - with one he frequently hardly ev...
by kookabat
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: WC Eric Langlois - Logbook!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: WC Eric Langlois - Logbook!!!

Great stuff Kerry - Holy Grail's right! Should fill in a lot of the holes nicely. Last year a niece of Dale Johnston, the wireless op in my great uncle's crew, unexpectedly got in touch with me via my blog, of all things. She has his logbook which she scanned for me - which makes it three logbooks (...
by kookabat
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Your Chance To Own Some Classic Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Your Chance To Own Some Classic Aircraft

Complete with North Dorset Classic Pilot!

:lol: