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Cliff 195918/12/2019 10:44:33
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I've wanted to make this video for quite a while, it gives me goosebumps.

AndyD18/12/2019 11:40:30
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really nice tribute.

SIMON CRAGG18/12/2019 12:04:42
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Well done Cliff, yet another brilliant video!.

David Davis18/12/2019 12:38:27
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Very good. Well done.

Cliff 195918/12/2019 15:32:05
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Thanks, the model is the Durafly Mk1a by the way, a cracking model for a foamy!

Cliff 195918/12/2019 20:34:27
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Here's some more information on the actual plane:

"Spitfire P7350 is the oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world and the only Spitfire still flying to have actually fought in the Battle of Britain. Believed to be the 14th of 11,989 Spitfires built at the Castle Bromwich ‘shadow’ factory in Birmingham, ‘P7’ entered service in August 1940. After serving initially with 266 Squadron at Wittering and Hornchurch at the height of the Battle of Britain, it was one of 13 Mk IIa Spitfires that were then transferred to 603 (City of Edinburgh) AuxAF Squadron at Hornchurch on 17 October 1940, to replace the Squadron’s older Mk 1s. P7350 is currently presented as Spitfire Mk 1a N3162 of No 41 Squadron, coded ‘EB-G’, the aircraft flown by the top-scoring Battle of Britain fighter ace Eric Lock on 5 September 1940, when he destroyed 3 enemy aircraft in a single sortie."

Cliff Bastow18/12/2019 20:52:51
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Great video Cliff,

During my time in the Royal Air Force I spent two weeks at RAF Chivenor in Devon working on P7350.

It had suffered an engine fault on take off and whilst trying to stop on the runway had run off the end and ripped off an undercarriage leg. We had to rebuild part of the inboard starboard wing and refit the u/c leg. Whilst working on it we could see some patches that had obviously been done to repair bullet damage during the war.

Edited By Cliff Bastow on 18/12/2019 20:56:28

Stephen Jones18/12/2019 20:59:57
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Cliff why the red line at the bottom of all your videos. ?

That tells everyone they have already watched it in full.

Steve dont know

Cliff 195918/12/2019 21:45:24
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Posted by Cliff Bastow on 18/12/2019 20:52:51:

Great video Cliff,

During my time in the Royal Air Force I spent two weeks at RAF Chivenor in Devon working on P7350.

It had suffered an engine fault on take off and whilst trying to stop on the runway had run off the end and ripped off an undercarriage leg. We had to rebuild part of the inboard starboard wing and refit the u/c leg. Whilst working on it we could see some patches that had obviously been done to repair bullet damage during the war.

Edited By Cliff Bastow on 18/12/2019 20:56:28

That's interesting Cliff, at least the model is still in Devon.

Cliff 195918/12/2019 21:46:32
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Posted by Stephen Jones on 18/12/2019 20:59:57:

Cliff why the red line at the bottom of all your videos. ?

That tells everyone they have already watched it in full.

Steve dont know

Thanks Steve, you're right, I'll see to that, thanks for pointing it out.

Cliff Bastow18/12/2019 21:50:08
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That's ok Cliff,

I have trying to think back to when exactly it was. I was stationed at RAF Conningsby at the time where of course BBMF is based and P7350 had been at RAF Chivenor for an air-show. It must have been between 1990 and 1994 because those are the dates I was stationed there. I have some pictures somewhere so must try to dig them out.

cymaz18/12/2019 23:00:56
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Great video Cliff yes

Another tribute
Graham R19/12/2019 07:58:24
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Great video. Enjoyed the 1st track on the video. Who was it and what is it called?

Cliff 195919/12/2019 11:45:55
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Posted by cymaz on 18/12/2019 23:00:56:

Great video Cliff yes

Another tribute

That's just mad but brilliant at the same time, I watched it to the end.

Cliff 195919/12/2019 11:46:21
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Posted by Graham R on 19/12/2019 07:58:24:

Great video. Enjoyed the 1st track on the video. Who was it and what is it called?

Hi Graham,

The first music track is called 'Baskets in the Sky' by Will Rosati, just beautiful and the second track is called "Air to the Throne' by Doug Maxwell, both on the YouTube Audio Library.

Graham R19/12/2019 14:18:57
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Thanks Cliff Really nice tracks

cymaz19/12/2019 17:07:43
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Great backing music Cliff...

Trevor Crook19/12/2019 17:15:43
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Great video Cliff. I too have a Durafly Mk1, it is probably the most accurate scale Mk1 you can get, flies well too. Don't know if you've seen the Avios MkV, but that's just as accurate and flies even better, being bigger, with much more forgiving ground handling.

Cliff 195920/12/2019 08:39:02
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The Avios is a great looking bird but only one at a time!

Cliff 195920/12/2019 08:39:49
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The Avios is a great looking bird but only one at a time!

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