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by gate1
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Looking 617 Squadron Details
Replies: 16
Views: 3218

Re: Looking 617 Squadron Details

Sorry Alex - a slip of the finger - on my keyboard X & C are adjacent. Yes I did of course mean you - knowing your pedigree and scholarship. Alec is my Scots cousin! Actually, I have a good Scots friend whose Uncle was lost on the dams raid. He has called me Alec for years! But as you were so kind ...
by gate1
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Lancasters of No.3 Group
Replies: 20
Views: 4655

Re: Lancasters of No.3 Group

Hi Dennis Well its a good way of working together. I and others like me who are collectors and researchers, have manuals, documents and actual items (I collect flying gear, uniform, insignia etc) so can give good descriptions on what was there, how it work, how it was worn or constructed etc. Having...
by gate1
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Lancasters of No.3 Group
Replies: 20
Views: 4655

Re: Lancasters of No.3 Group

The Dinghy had a cover which was secured by a rubber cover strip (although I dont know if it was painted red or made of a red coloured rubber). The cover also had an inspection window in. The dinghy itself was released in two ways - manually by pulling on a cord that ran most of the length of the fu...
by gate1
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Welcome Dennis - RAF Two Tour BC Veteran
Replies: 23
Views: 5428

Re: Welcome Dennis - RAF Two Tour BC Veteran

Hi Richard

Glad you've come and joined us!

Alex
by gate1
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Looking 617 Squadron Details
Replies: 16
Views: 3218

Re: Looking 617 Squadron Details

Steve Perhaps I can help (I assume David meant me although he spelt my name wrong! See what happens when you get old ;) ) I've been researching 617 Squadron for some years now, and was asked to write a Squadron history which was published last October. Like Operation 'Glimmer', 'Taxable' was a diver...
by gate1
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: 467 Sqn 'Ton Up' Lanc
Replies: 24
Views: 8402

Re: 467 Sqn 'Ton Up' Lanc

G'day Kerry, nice to see you join us. 'Halifax' is causing all the mayhem as usual! Dennis - the fairing around the mid-upper (similar on later Stirlings and others) was shaped so that the two small wheels following it would direct the guns up and over the tailfins. Saying that, I've never heard of ...
by gate1
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Seeking refuge.
Replies: 10
Views: 2515

Re: Seeking refuge.

David, nice to see you here! Like you, I am not a Stirling expert although I love the ole girl. There are quite a few refugees from LAF, most being banned from that site now, and to aid us poor souls a general forum has been opened which takes in all subjects. Do check it out and contribute as you h...
by gate1
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: abbrev help from HCU entry
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: abbrev help from HCU entry

"28/ 10/ 44 - A:S:F., X-C D.T.C.O. 3.E. RETURN"
D.C.O. is 'Duty Carried Out', so perhaps D.T.C.O. is 'Duty Technically Carried Out' or similar. Thus, thew whole thing, 'Cross Country, Duty Technically Carried Out, 3 Engined Return'.
by gate1
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Captured Stirling in Luftwaffe Markings
Replies: 13
Views: 16291

Re: Captured Stirling in Luftwaffe Markings

Hey - that is brill - thank you Wayne. But it is being done in England. I thought it was the Germans who taped the tarpaulin on - or am I have another Senior Moment??
but the underside is yellow with German crosses on :)

David, Really... ;)
by gate1
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Airfield call signs
Replies: 14
Views: 4921

Re: Airfield call signs

Woebetide anyone calling a WAAF at Wombleton...