Friday, 26 September 2008

RAF 'banter'...

Top hole. Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie.

Red Baron...



Unusual visitor to Duxford today - replica Fokker Dr1 Dreidekker - flew in 'escorted' by a Tiger Moth (if my spotting skills are up to scratch!).

Friday, 12 September 2008

RAF Mustangs...


It crossed my mind today as I sat watching gun camera footage from September 1944 that there are no RAF Mustangs I/II/III/IV flying in the UK today.
I have been watching quite a bit of RAF gun camera film from WWII and there has been a fair amount of Mustang footage. Today was 19 and 65 Squadron film. 19 Squadron (pictured above) were, of course, based at Duxford at one time.

So the Mustang was used quite a bit by the RAF - if my history is right the RAF were the first to use the new Mustangs operationally.

So maybe the time has come to have a nice RAF Mustang up in the wide blue yonder...

Quiet-ish day today...

...at Duxford - SM969, the Spitfire MkXVIII of TFC went for a slow taxi...
The 'driver' looks familiar....