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Bug Jam 28, Friday

Friday 18 July, 2014

As has become custom, Len and myself met with Jason and his friend David, at about 08:45, and headed for Podington Airfield… 1,044 more words


THE LANCASTER: Britains Flying Past - Sunday, 9.30pm, BBC2.

Just a quick heads up to everybody that the third of John Sergeant’s ‘Britain’s Flying Past’ series tonight features the Lancaster Bomber.

If this wasn’t enough reason to watch it, the photograph above shows John stood in front of a crew of 7 veterans, each representing a position in a crew – and I am VERY pleased to say that the 2nd in from the left looks like our very own John de Hoop, Wireless Operator with Wylie Wakelin’s crew, who flew with 75(NZ) Squadron RAF between October 1944 and March 1945. 89 more words


The Tour De France In Yorkshire – Blog #3

6th April 2014, Stage 2

No cycling today, got tickets to the start of Stage 2 at York Racecourse…

…and as you can see we had a pretty good view of the riders!!   212 more words


Armed Forces Day (Stirling) 2014. Part 2: Operational and Parachute Displays

Due to the impressiveness of the joint operational capability demo I felt it deserved a post of its own. The scenario on display was the capture of a high profile terrorist and extraction of a hostage from a terrorist compound. 96 more words

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day (Stirling) 2014. Part 1: Parade and Drumhead service

Saturday (28th June) saw the sixth annual Armed Forces Day held in Stirling.

The day started at 11:30 at the Castle where pipe bands with representatives from the RAF, Army and Navy parading through the old town to the main display field for the Drumhead service.  103 more words


Skyfest 2014 - The Usual Suspects

This year CWHM’s Lancaster was painted in the R for Ropey configuration, a bomber that had over 60 missions to its credit.  There was a fair amount of grumbling over this paint scheme with many glad she’d be going back to her original colors for the UK trip coming up. 408 more words


Lancaster Bomber Flypast

Yesterday’s flypast to celebrate the Queens birthday from the cockpit of the Lancaster Bomber