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User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Posted (4 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2502 times:
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An unusual tribute from someone for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/h...ps/08/uk_enl_1278691447/html/1.stm

Best regards,

Jim


Erm, is this thing on?
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User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1838 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
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Very impressive! I love the details as well!

Martijn



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13154 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Superb!
An original tribute.

Today marks the start of official commemorations of the Battle Of Britain, in Kent on the site of the memorial to the pilots, British, Commonwealth and others who fought - Czechs, Polish, Free French , with others whose nations were not in the war, like Eire and the USA.
The BBMF Hurricane was not there for the first flypast - apparently it's due later - but along with another WW2 icon albeit not one from 1940 the Lancaster, there was the last flying Spitfire that actually fought in the BoB.
One of it's pilots, Geoff Wellum (who wrote the superb memoir First Light ) was one of the 19 BoB veterans there today, less than 100 still survive.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10588684.stm


User currently offlineSeJoWa From United States of America, joined May 2006, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Fantastic idea to create a tribute visible from above. And great execution too.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13942 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 2):
One of it's pilots, Geoff Wellum (who wrote the superb memoir First Light )

I´ve read the book, very impressive, especially when he realised that it wasn´t a game anymore, but became dead serious (e.g. when he had to mature very fast from schoolboy to combat soldier).

Jan


User currently offlineferrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

That photo is well worth checking out, ...very impressive handiwork!

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