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Trevor Crook16/09/2019 09:05:29
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As yesterday was Battle of Britain day, a few of us brought warbirds to fly at the field. Lovely flying weather. Although only the 109E and Hurricane are true BoB era, we embraced the warbird spirit.

I've posted a couple of photos below, but as before when I've posted photos taken from my phone, they invert when I upload them to an album. I even tried using the photo feature in Windows to invert them, but they then stay inverted when uploaded! If anyone knows how to fix this, do tell. I'll try holding the phone the other way next time.

Anyway, if you make the effort to look at them, the models are as follows: Durafly BF109E, Durafly Spitfire V, E-Flite Hurricane, Avios Spitfire V, FMS FW190, Magister Trainer (ok, my Ohmen really!)

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GONZO16/09/2019 09:29:58
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It was my birthday yesterday also, 72!. As a toddler living in SE London I used to get a fly past on my birthday. Any one else living in London late 40's and 50's remember this?

Denis Watkins16/09/2019 09:34:29
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a+ gallery_2.jpgRotate in your device folder, the load to your album on here Trevor

Brilliant pics

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Trevor Crook16/09/2019 10:11:17
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Thanks Denis. I copied the photos from my phone onto my PC, and they display correctly there, they just invert during the upload process. As I said, I used the photo app in Windows to invert them in the PC file, which made them appear inverted on the PC. When I uploaded these inverted images, they still appeared inverted!

All the models flew great in the calm conditions. My Avios Spitfire is becoming my favourite, so easy to take off and land for a Spit, and just about the best scale representation you can get.

Cuban816/09/2019 11:53:32
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Well done gentlemen for the Battle of Britain flying. Terrible shame that Battle of Britain Day is not remembered as well as it once was and still should be. An insult to the young men who fought and very often gave their lives to save the country.

Picture says it all..........an exhausted, and by the looks of it mentally drained Squadron Leader Brian Lane (23 at the time) during the height of the battle.

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Tom Sharp 216/09/2019 15:14:56
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When I were a lad, 'Battle of Britain Day' air shows were the highlight of summer for me.

Trevor Crook16/09/2019 23:11:38
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A vic formation of a Spitfire leading 2 Mustangs went over my house on Sunday afternoon, so things were obviously going on.

cymaz17/09/2019 06:49:58
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A club member, William Hathaway, recently passed away at 95. He won the DFC in Burma and was the wing man of Ginger Lacey for some time. Our club secretary did a small obituary in the latest club newsletter. I must dig it out and print it up here. Bill also used to keep a pet tiger cub under his mess bunk!

Devcon117/09/2019 07:18:12
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The Battle of Britain air show at Duxford this weekend looks to have a stunning line up of aircraft in tribute.

Erfolg17/09/2019 19:55:20
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We have bought our tickets, booked accommodation (in some university dormitory).

Driving down on Friday, attending on Saturday, (had to cut it short, have another must do engagement) then driving home on Sunday. That will be a trivial +9 hour drive in total.

But I am sure it will be worth the effort.

Devcon117/09/2019 22:08:05
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Enjoy, looks like the weather is playing ball as well.

Erfolg18/09/2019 17:55:44
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Devcon

I am particularly looking to get away from my daughters dog, my daughter I can live with, but the dog, the sooner it goes the better.smiley

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Edited By Erfolg on 18/09/2019 17:56:24

Tom Sharp 218/09/2019 21:32:19
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A dog is mans best friend.

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