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The Wright Stuff25/09/2018 08:15:13
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Maybe they could do a Christmas special. 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlifts, dropping sweets for children!

Has a certain 'ahhhhhhhh' factor!

Brian Cooper25/09/2018 08:34:29
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"Maybe they could do a Christmas special. 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlifts, dropping sweets for children!

Has a certain 'ahhhhhhhh' factor!"

Count me in. . . I have been doing sweetie drops for kids for the last 50 years and I haven't become fed up with it yet.

B.C.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator25/09/2018 09:08:38
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I've had a reply from Channel 4 about the feed back I sent them using the link on the first page:

Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding Battle of Britain: Model Squadron.

We are delighted to read you have been enjoying Battle of Britain: Model Squadron and we appreciate your comments regarding the programme being fun and original as well as informative and educational. Please be assured all your kind comments, as well as your interest in seeing more series similar to this, has been noted and logged for the attention of those responsible for our programming.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us here at Channel 4, we hope you continue to enjoy our programming.

Kind Regards,

OK its a pretty standard response - but "each drip of water on the stone" etc! If you'd like to see more programmes like this - and you haven't already done so - consider sending them some possitive feedback and say you want more!

BEB

Mowerman25/09/2018 11:20:33
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Sorry Wright Stuff and Brian Cooper, sweetie drops are against BMFA 'devilguidelines'

Keith Evans 325/09/2018 11:29:55
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Hi BEB , did the same and got the same reply .It was so easy to do on the "link" .And as you say the more the better .

The Wright Stuff25/09/2018 11:54:57
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Posted by Mowerman on 25/09/2018 11:20:33:

Sorry Wright Stuff and Brian Cooper, sweetie drops are against BMFA 'devilguidelines'

 

Sorry, but no. That is a myth. Spreading garbage like this is a discredit to the hobby.

What the Handbook ACTUALLY says is:

Article 94 (166) IoM 97, (Small Unmanned Aircraft)
(1) A person shall not cause or permit any article or animal (whether or not attached to a parachute)
to be dropped from a small unmanned aircraft so as to endanger persons or property

[my bold emphasis]

The Display Organisers Handbook 2018 even refers to toffee drops as a feature.

Edited By The Wright Stuff on 25/09/2018 11:55:59

DIGGER25/09/2018 14:35:40
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I have left feedback on channel 4 , with a positive note telling them I would love to see more programs like it. I had the same response, but as you say it all helps.

Chris

Mark/Badge25/09/2018 14:53:08
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I thoroughly enjoyed it, great to see all the effort made by everyone, & everyone having fun !

Martyn K25/09/2018 15:00:20
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The response I got back from Channel 4

Dear Martyn,

Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding Battle of Britain: Model Squadron.

We are delighted to read that you have been enjoying Battle of Britain: Model Squadron. We appreciate your comments in regards to the programme being interesting and a good way of bringing history to life through models. Please be assured your kind feedback has been logged and noted for the attention of those responsible for our programming as well as the production team.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us here at Channel 4, we hope you continue to enjoy our programming.

Kind Regards,

Siobhan Dickson

Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries

Ace25/09/2018 18:45:02
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I thought it made excellent viewing with the broad mix of abilities and nationalities adding a true taste of what it must have been like. Liked the inclusion of the various technologies for additional realism.

Similar response as others back from Ch 4 but you never know we may see a follow up thumbs up

Edited By Ace on 25/09/2018 18:46:24

eflightray25/09/2018 19:09:07
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The idea is spreading.

Friday Oct 5th Channel 5 8pm, a new series -----

'The Great Model Railway Challenge'

The excitement builds.

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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator25/09/2018 19:17:46
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Yes I've put that on record too!

I tell you chaps, soon we will be dead fashionable, beards, a shed, slghtly distracted air. We'll be "Babe Magnets", I don't think I'll be able to cope! But I'll do my best!

BEB

Geoff Sleath25/09/2018 20:26:09
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Yes, there was a time when I used to threaten (ha!) my wife that I'd part exchange her for 2x 20 year olds, now it's getting to be 2 x 40 years olds I think I'll be less able to cope Wouldn't she laugh! Babe magnets? I have enough trouble with neodym ones.

Actually I think we bearded shed denizens are quite popular. As Mrs Sleath points out, I've saved us 100s of pounds on call-out charges alone just by being able to fix things in the aforesaid shed. Perhaps that's why she never bats an eye at hobby purchases - win, win!

Geoff

J D 825/09/2018 20:48:19
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I recon James May's series about toy's of his younger years [ like the scalextric's track around Brooklands] started this off.

DIGGER26/09/2018 15:46:05
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Hi guy's, I know it's a bit late in the day ,but can anyone put all 3 episode's on a dvd for me, I am willing to pay for your time, dvd and postage .

Chris

SIMON CRAGG26/09/2018 16:33:02
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Anybody know which Spitfire they used? Thought it was probably the Dynam version?.

John Lancaster 226/09/2018 16:42:18
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Posted by SIMON CRAGG on 26/09/2018 16:33:02:

Anybody know which Spitfire they used? Thought it was probably the Dynam version?.

It was Dynam Simon. However the Flightline one is the same size - if you can stretch the extra bucks it is a nicer model all round.

Geoff Sleath26/09/2018 21:42:57
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Got my RCME 'Specials' issue through my letterbox this morning and there's an article about the programme by (I assume) the John Lancaster who's replying to some of these posts. I haven't got beyond looking at the pictures and scanning the text so far but it looks like a worthwhile read.

Thanks, John

Geoff

Trevor Crook27/09/2018 07:31:15
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Digger, all 3 episodes are on the All4 catch-up service.

Tim Ballinger27/09/2018 08:30:31
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Excellent article by John in this months RCM&E. Puts a lot of it in perspective. I really enjoyed all 3 episodes and could see that some of the logistics issues etc were a bit contrived but you needed to look beyond that which I guess can be difficult for those of us who are so familiar withe nuts and bolts of model flying.

Tim

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