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