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Spitfires in Burma

Started by DD1975, April 14, 2012, 11:10:23 AM

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sybershot

exciting news, a find like that would be sweet :)

DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Freddy

Nice to see he is sticking to his guns.

I heard a Spitfire today as it happens, was above the clouds, but no mistaking the engine. Probably doing a show or something.

DD1975

Aren't you pretty near Duxford Freddy?
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Freddy

I'm in Norfolk, about 50-60 miles from Duxford. We have the odd display up here. We saw a load of vintage cars on the way home too, so something must have been on somewhere close I think.

DD1975

Been quite a few on I think, I'm hoping to get to Shoreham this year, I might even get to see the Vulcan at last  :D
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Freddy

Is she still flying then ?

DD1975

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/appearances.html

This years schedule, they managed to raise enough to make the fixes required to keep her aloft for another 2 years
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Freddy

Cool. I had seen that they were running out of money.  There's nothing like seeing her fly, I hope you get to see her 8)

DD1975

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Snowcrash

You want to come down to Shoreham for this years display?

Adult £18, Child £5 on Saturday 30th August. Tickets.
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DD1975

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/hope-fades-burma-search-buried-spitfires.html

Latest news not looking so good.

On the plus side I got me tickets to the Shoreham airshow so hopefully I will get to see the Vulcan weather and technical issues not withstanding, and better yet a pair of Lancaster bombers as the Canadian one is over here this year  :woot:
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Freddy

Hope you get to see her. I had read about the Lancasters, I think they were at Clacton today. Would be impressive. I have seen one of them, but not the Canadian one. This will likely never happen again. I'll have to see if there is somewhere closer to me if they are doing a tour.

Freddy

Sorry for going off topic, but just thought I would drop this in, has a little footage of Clacton. I so wish Lowestoft had not shut down.

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2014-08-22/clacton-air-show-flying-high/

DD1975

What's more impressive is that they flew Vera over from Canada, a 69 year old bomber making a 2600 mile trip  :o

I will try to get plenty of pictures and a bit of video at Shoreham if I can next Saturday  :thumbsup:
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer