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by Nocturna mors
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Nuremburg raid 550 sqn casualty medal group
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

Nuremburg raid 550 sqn casualty medal group

A superb medal group awarded to 1549784 Sgt Harold Simpson RAFVR who was killed in action with 550 Squadron on the 31st of March 1944. The medals are a 1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star and War Medal. All the medals are original and come with an old typed list of the aircrew lost in the Lancaster o...
by Nocturna mors
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Very Nice

A lovely Short Sirling desktop ashtray,......................very nice ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Beautiful-Alu ... 53ff878332

Tom
by Nocturna mors
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Aircrew cadets
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Aircrew cadets

Hi chaps, One of my favourite WW2 RAF and commonwealth items I collect are period photographs. I have recently managed to get hold of a couple of photographs dated 1943 from no 8 ITW based in Newquay UK. Both of the photographs have been signed on the reverse by the subjects. Once I have deciphered ...
by Nocturna mors
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Wellington LP610
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Wellington LP610

Sadly Max, it appears the a/c broke up on impact and now rests scattered upon the sea bed

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Missing ... z2g1XBV6Vh

.......well spotted Alan ;)

Tom
by Nocturna mors
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Goodwin sands Do17 seabed salvage
Replies: 14
Views: 2645

Re: Goodwin sands Do17 seabed salvage

It really is in astonishing condition having been submerged in salt water for 70 years! Sad to say that although hundreds of Stirlings and other allied aircraft must also lie at the bottom of the North Sea and Channel, I doubt whether any are so intact. What amazes me is, this aircraft is quite int...
by Nocturna mors
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Goodwin sands Do17 seabed salvage
Replies: 14
Views: 2645

Re: Goodwin sands Do17 seabed salvage

A plan to raise the only surviving World War II Dornier 17 bomber from the English Channel has run into difficulties due to bad weather. Experts salvaging the German aircraft, which is lying in 50ft of water at Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast, have had to ditch their original strategy. A faster b...
by Nocturna mors
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Bomber command memorial vandalised
Replies: 12
Views: 3653

Re: Bomber command memorial vandalised

Interesting read regards Global warming Richard. Climate change has become quite profitable for some :o Regarding the memorial vandalism, I found this quote from the Daily Mirror a revelation The Metropolitan Police said the incidents were being treated as criminal damage and called on anyone with i...
by Nocturna mors
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: What's a 'spindle'?
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: What's a 'spindle'?

The hydraulic revolving mechanism that operated the turret at a guess? I am sure Dennis or (PAFG) Richard will have some "Gen" on it.

Tom
by Nocturna mors
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge 189
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge 189

"Petlyakov Pe-2" said the blind man! :oops:

Tom
by Nocturna mors
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Bomber command memorial vandalised
Replies: 12
Views: 3653

Re: Bomber command memorial vandalised

As the hunt for the sick thug who daubed the monument with the word “Islam” continued, curators of the £7.5million Portland stone edifice said they had been “deeply touched” by the public response. The RAF Benevolent Fund, the organisation charged with the upkeep of the memorial, are hopeful expert...