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by gate1
Mon May 21, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Duel Controls - Question ?
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Duel Controls - Question ?

Hi all, my first post for a while.

I know of at least one Lancaster which had dual controls fitted in mid 1944. It was one of the dams Lancs, and logs confirm it was later used for dual practise.
by gate1
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Schiffer Ltd
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Schiffer Ltd

I know several who have written for Schiffer, and none have much good to say about them from an authors point of view. One gets less than a pound commission per £45.00 book.
by gate1
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: The " New Dambusters Film .
Replies: 15
Views: 5661

Re: The " New Dambusters Film .

I've done some work on it, but considering Peter Jackson has been ill, and the fact that he's currently working on 'The Hobbit', I doubt it will hit screens within the next three years, and thats assuming he moves straight from Hobbit to the Dambusters.
by gate1
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: The " New Dambusters Film .
Replies: 15
Views: 5661

Re: The " New Dambusters Film .

Ahhh, I knew that, especially after so many of us were posted out of the other squadron together... ;-)
by gate1
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: The " New Dambusters Film .
Replies: 15
Views: 5661

Re: The " New Dambusters Film .

Nice to be wanted! its the writing that keeps me away, although I do keep an ear to the tarmac...
by gate1
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Rank
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Rank

Sergeant wore three stripes (from early in the war the lowest rank of aircrew) while Flight Sergeants wore three stripes below a crown. South African Air Force had Air Sergeants and Flight Sergeants (to differenciate them from Army) which had three stripes and an eagle above, and three stripes with ...
by gate1
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Dambusters and BC on TV
Replies: 17
Views: 2026

Re: Dambusters and BC on TV

Unfortunately there is Alan, Europe being 'Region 2', Australia being 'Region 4' although you can find players and discs that are 'Region 0' which are basically universal.
by gate1
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: The " New Dambusters Film .
Replies: 15
Views: 5661

Re: The " New Dambusters Film .

This report appeared elsewhere too which stated that no dog was in frame when the shot was taken but mysteriously appeared in the photo once developed, which is a bit fantastic. The photo of the choir is very very well known and numerous ones from different angles have appeared in the local and nati...
by gate1
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: K Type Dinghy
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: K Type Dinghy

Richard I have to say, even though I have a chest type harness with the said D rings, I cant ever recall seeing a photo of an aircrewman wearing one with a dinghy pack, and I'd think most in bombers would use the larger multi-person type (the H, J and Q type dinghies). I'm not aware of them in wides...
by gate1
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: K Type Dinghy
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: K Type Dinghy

The K Type dinghy was a single person type and was first introduced on New Years Day 1942. There were two versions, one in rubberised cotton and the other (the KS Type) in rubberised silk, which folded up better than the cotton type. First issues were basic, but a year after a mast and sail were inc...