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Hey Ian,

 

Great photo report, thanks for posting! Looked like another great year at Duxford…Did the rain hold off? It’s a shame we couldn’t be there but we’re hoping to make it next year again. Hope you didn’t spend too much money at the Eastman tent! ;)

 

Will

 

Hi Will...yes it did, pretty much, apart from a light shower or two on Saturday am. As for Eastman's...not this year! How many A2s does one bloke need @ £500+ per throw!? ;)

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Wonderful gallery of Warbirds! Thanks for sharing them. :thumbsup: Bob

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Good Lord what a nice gathering of birds!

 

We just had a nice little fly-in a few miles from my house. The B-17, Sentimental Journey was there. My son spent the day there working with his CAP squadron. I didn't take in the show as I've been burning the candle at both ends the last few months and my first low-key weekend in ages meant I got to sleep and lay low.

 

Thanks for posting the photos!!

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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster.

 

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I think I heard this bad boy fly over this weekend.

But I was too late to see him though.

 

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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I think I heard this bad boy fly over this weekend.

But I was too late to see him though.

 

Erwin

 

Escorted by a pair of Spits actually Erwin. It's been a very active week for the BoBMF as the new Bomber Command Memorial was recently unveiled by HM The Queen in London. The Lanc flew over the ceremony and released a shower of poppy petals from its bomb-bay.

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John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Thanks for the positive comments gentlemen! :thumbsup: Here's some related material which might also be of interest?

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1118925

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Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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For those of us not able to make the over the "Pond" trip , thanks very much for sharing your experience with us , man that looked like a very good show and good weather for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have had the chance to see the Candian Lanc recently at the MAAM show in Penn , and got to go inside her , also right up near her when she cranked up for taking off for the show , nothing better than hearing those engines right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Hope to get to see that P-36 some day and the early P-40 , I ahve alos been lucky to have seen a few Spits and a Hurricane here in the US and most of our fighter types , bomber types at a few shows here/there , looking forward to seeing "Razorback" P-47 and hopefully a 109 and 190 soon and the 262 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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For those of us not able to make the over the "Pond" trip , thanks very much for sharing your experience with us , man that looked like a very good show and good weather for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have had the chance to see the Candian Lanc recently at the MAAM show in Penn , and got to go inside her , also right up near her when she cranked up for taking off for the show , nothing better than hearing those engines right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Hope to get to see that P-36 some day and the early P-40 , I ahve alos been lucky to have seen a few Spits and a Hurricane here in the US and most of our fighter types , bomber types at a few shows here/there , looking forward to seeing "Razorback" P-47 and hopefully a 109 and 190 soon and the 262 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny

 

Thanks Johnny...glad you enjoyed! :thumbsup:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Duxford panoramas. The carapace of the American Air Museum can be seen in the background. The grass field is extensive.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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The rivals!!

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Still looks kind of futuristic...even today! Must've been like seeing "The Millennium Falcon" in its day!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Just look at those distinctive eliptical wings. Poetry in motion!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Junkers Ju 52 transport.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Beware the Thunderbolt!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"SNAFU"...in all her factory-fresh glory!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Brothers in-arms...and beneath the skin!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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The bi-planes are Hawker Nimrods.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I've only just begun to read this thread, and my goodness. Another great looking masterpiece!

 

You're too kind JS...thank you. Glad you enjoyed! :thumbsup:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I just found this thread too. I can't believe the variety of planes at the show! It must have been amazing to see AND hear those planes! Thanks so much for being our "roving reporter"!

 

....Kat

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Here's a link to some top-notch pro shots from the show! :thumbsup:

 

http://milan.smugmug.com/Airplanes/AirShow...5&k=9jNL9jN

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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