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by Pilotdreamer
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling Aircraft - Official Production film & Images
Replies: 17
Views: 7765

Re: Short Stirling Aircraft - Official Production film & Ima

I would be interested to know if Mr Shepherd was a real caracter within the Shorts company or is he a made up caracter.
by Pilotdreamer
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: The Mystery of Stirling LK446
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

Re: The Mystery of Stirling LK446

These are rearly amazing storys and give some idea of how these young men did not seem to take much notice of the dangers that flying involved.During basic training does any body know how a pilot was deemed suitable for bombers or fighters for example.
by Pilotdreamer
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: The Mystery of Stirling LK446
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

Re: The Mystery of Stirling LK446

The thing is,from research it seems that the night of the 23rd 24th was clear and warm over the SE of the UK,so the crew would have little problem with picking out bearings from the ground,What I would like to know is how long and what course a night cross country exercise would be.If they were head...
by Pilotdreamer
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: The Mystery of Stirling LK446
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

Re: The Mystery of Stirling LK446

So, it,s more than likely she fell in the sea.Is it possible that some kind of record exists as to what course this night cross country exercise should have been?And what about radio contact.Surely if your low on fuel and lost you try to send out a call for help.In 1944 the navigation systems were f...
by Pilotdreamer
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: The Mystery of Stirling LK446
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

The Mystery of Stirling LK446

Can any body shed any light on what could have happened to Stirling LK446 which was with 1657 HCU at Stradishall.On the night of the 23rd August 1944 LK446, piloted by P/O Hesketh,she took off for a planned night cross country exercise.LK446 and her seven man crew were never heared of again.After an...
by Pilotdreamer
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: No.149 Squadron Wimpy
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: No.149 Squadron Wimpy

Could you imagine a modern day Health and Safety Officer inspecting some of the scenes in these great photo´s.The wooden ladder for the engine fitter.This would be a written warning and a thousand pound fine.Then there is the pilot with his body outside of the cockpit window,he would probably have t...
by Pilotdreamer
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: IWM Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: IWM Photos

English Heritage is exactly the same.I believe you should pay but so much is prohibitive to any body wanting to research and make up a little private collection.I found a nice 20 minute film on certain RAF training establishments in the 1960's on the IWM web site which contained nice scenes at some ...
by Pilotdreamer
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Commando Comics
Replies: 13
Views: 6534

Re: Commando Comics

I still buy these comics when I visit England.I have to admit I feel a little ashamed but I suppose we are all young at hart.
by Pilotdreamer
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling Photos from Flickr Part 1
Replies: 15
Views: 7588

Re: Stirling Photos from Flickr Part 1

This one is also very interesting.
by Pilotdreamer
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling - Questions ...........
Replies: 6
Views: 3359

Re: Short Stirling - Questions ...........

I am surprised that 214 Squadron did not have any Stirlings that did not reach at least 50 ops.