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Battle of Britain Day

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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/09/2018 15:42:51
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I've been thinking, always dangerous!

Battle of Britain day is 15th Sept, it marks what was the largest, and perhaps the decisive turning point, aerial battle of the Battle. This year it falls on a Saturday, a day many of us go flying.

How about we do a fairly informal little tribute to aircrew who took part in the Battle? What I have in mind is very simple, just try to do at least one flight with a WWII warbird on that day, post that you did it on a special thread we'll provide here and hopefully include a piccy or two - they don't have to be flying shots, a ground shot off your mobile is fine!

Now let's not get too hung up on this! I feel any appropriate warbird is fine, so for example Spitfire Mk IX's obviously didn't take part but for the purposes of this a Spit is a Spit! I think US warbirds is perhaps taking it bit far, but hey let's not exclude anyone who wants to do their bit.

German prototypes equally welcome of course - let's commemorate all the brave men that took part, from both sides.

What do you think - I think it could be very nice with a good gallery of photos as well. A gentle, non-controversial, national tribute from the aeromodellers of the UK and beyond even. (Overseas and ex-pat participants very welcome too of course!)

BEB

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 03/09/2018 15:44:47

Tom Sharp 203/09/2018 18:22:05
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Ah Battle of Britain Day.

How I loved it when our dad used to take my brother and I to Tern Hill (Shropshire) Battle of Britain air-show in the 1940's and 50's.

I was plane mad, my Dad was plane mad, but my brother just went for the ride never interested.

That's a great idea BEB, can't wait to see the results.

I haven't got a Spitfire, would a Tiger Moth in military garb do?

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/09/2018 19:17:29
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Of course it would do Tom, it's the spirit of the occassion that counts. Tiggies flew at that time - why not!

BEB

Tony Bennett03/09/2018 19:41:37
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i best dust the Hurricane off then.

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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator07/09/2018 11:35:40
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Any other takers on this? I'm sure there are plenty of us with Warbirds that could take part?

BEB

Bob Cotsford07/09/2018 11:40:34
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I'm a bit short of allied warbirds though I do have my old Hobbyking Ki61 'Tony' that I've just converted to electric power. Weather permitting I'm happy to take a snap of that. I have a Bf108 underway but I doubt it will be ready by the 15th.

Peter Miller07/09/2018 12:14:30
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Sorry, only war bird that I have is an SE5a foamie that I have just been given.

Possibly vaguely appropriate as my father flew in WWI

Bob Cotsford07/09/2018 12:24:23
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That reminds me, I have a Flair SE5a and a Veron 1 1/2 Strutter too. Equally irrelevant as I'm pretty sure both were long obsolete by '39.

Josip Vrandecic -Mes07/09/2018 12:37:28
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Dear BEB , Congrats the Battle of Britain Day, with a Winston Churchill's statement:


'' NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW ''rose

Glory to them heart

 

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 07/09/2018 12:38:52

Trevor Crook07/09/2018 15:16:29
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Unfortunately I'm booked for doing something different next weekend. Shame because I've got the Durafly Spitfire Mk1 and Bf109e. Perhaps try to get out on the Friday instead.

ARC07/09/2018 15:31:27
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Yes no probs, were holding a warbird day at our club on the 15/16 and there's a few ww2 making an appearance . Will post pics

Jeff Mills07/09/2018 18:53:51
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Battle of Britain: Model Squadron on Channel 4 Sunday 20.00

Jeff

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator14/09/2018 22:23:45
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OK guys I've set up a gallery thread - here.

If you an get out tomorrow, 15th Sept, and fly a warbird (either side) tell us about it here and just take a photo or two on your phone and post them. Let's have a worthy tribute to the man of both sides in te Battle.

BEB

PS Let's keep the gallery thread just for actual reports of flight guys - we can chat on this thread.

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 14/09/2018 22:30:43

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 14/09/2018 23:02:59

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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator14/09/2018 23:03:28
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See above Ikura

BEB

Mike Blandford15/09/2018 00:21:18
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I think he is asking why the "other" thread is titled "Battle of Battle" not "Battle of Britain", with an aside as though from the Polish pilots (in the BoB film) requesting "Repeat Please" as they peel off one by one to engage "bandits".

Mike

Richard Wills 215/09/2018 00:57:35
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Hurricane and my Seafire (well, almost appropriate) checked over tonight, hope the weather is friendly. Looking forward to tomorrow, not really flown them much this year.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator15/09/2018 02:43:39
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Nice one Richard. I'm hoping to fly a Spitfire Mk IX, also not in the BoB - but as I said above let's not get too hung up on detail - it's the gesture and making te effort out of respect that counts I think.

Looks a tad windy (very British understatement!) for us tomorrow, with a good chance of rain! But I'll give it a go and see if I get a weather window.

I think we should extend to Sunday as well beibg eligible - everyone OK with that? I know it's strickly speaking not the day, but it may well give more folks a chance to take part.

BEB

Martin Harris15/09/2018 13:13:32
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I've trawled the Maintenance Units and located my ancient Pegasus Models Mk 1 Hurricane. Receiver installed and programmed and battery charged...

I haven't run the engine up for many years but I've managed to free the stuck throttle barrel so I'll attempt to get her in the air this afternoon, engine (and nose-overs!) willing.

I've also emailed our club group so lets hope some more turn up to commemorate the braveness and sacrifices made by both sides in those troubled days.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator15/09/2018 17:57:51
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Richard, I have moved your post to the Gallery thread. I know that you didn't manage to get any pictures but I still think it would be good to have the record of all those who did it all in one place.

BEB

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