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by gate1
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 617 sqn Operation Skylark
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: 617 sqn Operation Skylark

Some very nice pipctures bruno. My uncle was SAS in France and probably used some of those jeeps.
by gate1
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Great to see so many old faces .....
Replies: 26
Views: 5577

Re: Great to see so many old faces .....

Hi Mike

I have a number of books with Manna photos, but probably nothing new to you. But I'll have a look and give you more detail
by gate1
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Great to see so many old faces .....
Replies: 26
Views: 5577

Re: Great to see so many old faces .....

Riskey! Nice to see you posted in, its good to see you!

Alex
by gate1
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 617 sqn Operation Skylark
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: 617 sqn Operation Skylark

Yeah, that photo appears in the book Bouncing Bomb Man , by Iain Murray, and in there he mentions 'Operation Skylark'. I suspect thats where the error occurs on the name, and where it and the photo were taken from. Here are a couple of other shots, from the bomb bay as the boat fell, the boat under ...
by gate1
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 1
Replies: 10
Views: 3018

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 1

The Fokke - Wulf 189 B five seat trainer?
by gate1
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 617 sqn Operation Skylark
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: 617 sqn Operation Skylark

The exercise (as opposed to an operation) involved four aircraft from 617 Squadron lightly modified to carry a boom patrol boat in the bomb bay. This was a light boat whose bow was filled with explosive, the intention being that it was dropped, complete with a crew, who would then motor the boat tow...
by gate1
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 12
Views: 2456

Season's Greetings

May I take this opportunity to thank Bruno and John for directing me here a couple of weeks ago, and for starting the general forum. Its great to see many old friends posted in from a certain other Squadron and starting on ops. A very merry Christmas to you both. To the rest, seasons greetings to yo...
by gate1
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: New Moderator - Halifax
Replies: 12
Views: 3027

Re: New Moderator - Halifax

Oh no, this is terrible! I had better behave then...
by gate1
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Loss of Lancaster ED936 - July 1944
Replies: 7
Views: 2642

Re: Loss of Lancaster ED936 - July 1944

Hi Alan

Thanks for looking, its a real mystery that one.

Alex
by gate1
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Looking 617 Squadron Details
Replies: 16
Views: 3218

Re: Looking 617 Squadron Details

Where's me sick bucket!!
Is that for me or David? If the former, I'm just trying to be nice so I dont get banned... ;)