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#1 Jul 15, 2018 5:19 pm

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Lancaster news

Yeah man, gotta keep those crafts aflight.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/torontosun. … rescue/amp

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#2 Jul 15, 2018 5:55 pm

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It may take some time, but rather than have that plane mounted on a pedestal collecting pigeon poop, the Hamilton museum will get it restored to original and back into the air where it belongs.

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#3 Jul 15, 2018 7:28 pm

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houston wrote:

It may take some time, but rather than have that plane mounted on a pedestal collecting pigeon poop, the Hamilton museum will get it restored to original and back into the air where it belongs.


Last Lancaster I saw went down at an airshow I was attending.

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#4 Jul 15, 2018 8:17 pm

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Nice to see history being preserved, my father built Lancasters during ze Var:

He may not have served in the armed forces, but our father certainly did his bit to bring the war to Hitler’s doorstep. After a couple of years at Cornercroft he worked at the Metrovicks factory in Trafford Park Manchester, on the assembly line for the famous Lancaster bombers, scourge of the Rhine Valley.

The Luftwaffe rained a barrage of destruction upon England industrial heartland, with Manchester a prime target. In one devastating night’s bombing raid destroyed 13 Lancasters while they were still on the runway, a raid in which dozens of my father's co-workers died. Every night there was a raid or at least an air raid warning. You got so conditioned that as soon as the siren went off you dropped whatever you were doing and ran to the nearest shelter like Pavlov’s dog.

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#5 Jul 15, 2018 9:37 pm

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There's a lot happened we don't know about.

My Birthplace, Plymouth, being a naval port was bombed senseless.  At the time they put an armed cordon around the City to stop people getting out and spreading the news of the devastation as it would have damaged moral. My father an Artist among other things, painted the destruction of the City from the top of the building he was in.

The factory I worked in as a young man Park Royal Vehicles.... which made Buses for London, and all over the World built wings and stuff for the Halifax Bomber.

http://www.prv.org.uk/

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#6 Jul 15, 2018 9:50 pm

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"My father an Artist among other things, painted the destruction of the City from the top of the building he was in."

Hope you still have them?

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#7 Jul 15, 2018 10:26 pm

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"My father an Artist among other things, painted the destruction of the City from the top of the building he was in."

Hope you still have them?

Kept by my Sister.

plymouth_burning.jpg

As you can see it was a roughed out image done on the spot without ever being taken beyond rough. But the flavour is still there.

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#8 Jul 15, 2018 10:37 pm

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Nice, good to pass on

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#9 Jul 16, 2018 5:36 pm

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Expat wrote:
houston wrote:

It may take some time, but rather than have that plane mounted on a pedestal collecting pigeon poop, the Hamilton museum will get it restored to original and back into the air where it belongs.


Last Lancaster I saw went down at an airshow I was attending.

Horrible to witness. In 1989 I was the Toronto air show when two of the Tutor jets from the Snowbirds team nicked wings. One pilot was able to eject but the othe went directly into the water. For a second you think it's part of the show but when the jet goes into the water it's a sickening feeling.

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#10 Jul 16, 2018 5:42 pm

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I wasn't at this show a few years later in 1995.
A British Nimrod went into the lake with all seven crew members. Very sad day.

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