Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Cheers, Tom. I think we have 'LULU' in our 'nose art' thread and it is good to have a complete aircraft photo of her.
Here are some more photos of Stirling's.
John
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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Here is an interesting image of the old girl.............
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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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I can only assume that this aircraft was forced to make a crash landing here at Gransden Lodge ( not aware that this squadron was a Stirling base.
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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Looks like she's had a fair few of her parts harvested for spares, the mobile scaffold has been skillfully extended to account for the extra height of those engines.

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Gransden Lodge is a short stone throw from Tempsford and Bourne so could have diverted there

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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Here is a great COLOUR imageS ................ with source details and link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787@N07/
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Quote - Taken at Mildenhall, Suffolk in June 1942, this image appeared on the cover of an American magazine ''Air Trails" of Aug. 1942.
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Another nice colour photo.
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630 Squadron - East Kirkby
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Just going back thru some old postings by members and found some good images that may or may not already be listed here.
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630 Squadron - East Kirkby
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K4KittyCrew wrote:Here is a great COLOUR imageS ................ with source details and link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787@N07/
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Quote - Taken at Mildenhall, Suffolk in June 1942, this image appeared on the cover of an American magazine ''Air Trails" of Aug. 1942.
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These are gorgeous photos and Mildenhall is not far down the road (now USAF/RAF transport or whatever they call them now). I feel that it is improbable the photos were taken in June because even that area would almost certainly not have had snow then and the trees would have been on more bud etc.

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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Fair comment, David. Being that I live in Oz, I certainly am none the wiser and will let you locals' deem right from wrong.
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