Sunday, 28 May 2017

Bronco poppy

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Bronco serendipity...

While reading one of the latest posts in the Duxford Diary 2017, I happened to look up the OV10 Bronco Demo Teams website to read about the poppy livery it is wearing this year. A couple of minutes later it flew over just to the west of the house!

Too slow to get a shot on it's first flypast but managed to catch it as it flew back to DX at 1743hrs…

Monday, 15 May 2017

1940? What Ho Wingco!….

Something evocative about stepping out through the front door of the Officers Mess at Duxford after your lunch to hear (then glimpse) a Spitfire doing a low level 'beat up' of the airfield followed by a victory roll...

Not sure which Spitfire it was but PV202 was parked up at the M11 end (with NH341) and looked like she had recently been up…

Thursday, 11 May 2017

NH341 - another two seater to 'notch up'?

For it's brief time on 411(Grizzly Bear) Sqn RCAF, from 22 June 1944 to 2 July 1944, I've possibly viewed the gun camera footage of Spitfire LFIXe, now converted to a T9, NH341 G-CICK - in particular while being flown by Flt Lt Trainor :-

On 28/6/44 at 1300hrs flying Spitfire attacking an Me109 and at 2000hrs attacking Fw190 (pilot recorded as "Trainor")

On 29/6/44 at 1630hrs attacking ground targets and Me109 (this clip is allocated to "F/Lt Rainor" 411 Sqn, though is probably an error by the person making up title card) 

On 30/6/44 at 2130hrs attacking an Me109.

Having viewed the footage of MJ627 bagging a 109 prior to my flight, maybe I need to add NH341 to my 'logbook'...