The Spitfire Spares Mk IX Spitfire
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Latest events in 2010 attended by
Damyns Hall 2010
This is a fantastic show with some of the most
impressive flying displays of the season attended both by Spitfire and
Hurricane. On the Saturday a Spitfire put on a superb fully aerobatic display.
Also attended by a B17, Lancaster, C47 and numerous other flyers including some
WWI aircraft. In addition there are lots of Military trade stands and loads of
Military Odesy 2010
Once again a fantastic show with
a full range of displays from Vikings to Vietnam.
Under Cyril Howard a
veteran of the wartime merchant navy, He has some amazing stories to tell.
He once received training on loading a four
pounder gun on an armed merchantman, not having been on very many ships he wore
studded boots. The ship had metal decks and as part of a four man team he was
handed a live shell to pass to the loader. Once cradled in his arms he promptly
slipped on the metal deck and fell flat on his back the shell still cradled in
Having found he could not move He looked around
for help, no surprise when he found the deck empty the entire gun having run for
cover. Once they realised the shell wasn't going to explode they helped Cyril
back to his feet.
On another ship a ship mate decided to dry his
large underpants on the rigging. There was a stiff breeze blowing and the pants
gradually slid up the rigging until reaching the crows nest. Cyril could see the
Captain fuming on the bridge at flying an unofficial white flag. he sent
immediate orders to who ever was responsible to get them down. The unfortunate
sailor proceeded to climb the mast but half way up froze in fear as the ship was
rocking violently. Another crew member went aloft to bring him down.
Once again an attempt was made to retrieve the
pants, a stick was used to dislodge them which it did. Unfortunately the wind
caught them and splatted them hard right onto the bridge window where the
Captain was turning purple with rage.
Pilots of 402 Squadron
Harris from Sharp enjoys a start up.
Rifleman Harris with 402 Squadron
Pilots and crew chief
Just received this by email hot
off the press. Pilots get all the Girls!!!!!!!!!!!