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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 16:20 pm 
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Hi Everyone

Here I am in my Hurricane ready to go and fight the hun!

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Yes excellent work my friend!

Now where's that 'tiger'?


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I always thought ground crew wore a blue-grey overall. I'm awed AND educated by these pics :wink:


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Thanks, chaps for the kind comments!

It took a lot of hard work to get everything correct - if you check out my other pic (RAF at War - some of the team) you will see the entire dispersal area.

Unfortunately, on the day, we were a bit short on numbers as a few of the team had got the flu!! We usually have 15 to 20 aircrew/groundcrew.....

Flypast mag did a big thing about us in their magazine (in the current issue Oct) and we are on the front cover, inside the front cover, centre pages, page 48 to 52 and page 60 - as well as a fantastic write up, they were very nice!

HAC at Duxford were kind enough to let us use their Hurricane (we have also been allowed to use their Spitfire) for the photo's - and we have formed a good relationship with the HAC team, they are brilliant people who are very kind.

Regarding the overalls - the RAF groundcrews actually wore both blue and brown overalls. Both were the same pattern but differed in colour - there was no significance to the different colours but just a case of they wore what they were given to work in. Interestingly if you watch 'Night Bomber' (original colour footage of a Lanc bomber crew getting ready for a raid and their airfield in 1944) you will see many examples of the groundcrews wearing both!!

Once again, many thanks for the kind comments.

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Wow!

Now THATS what I call a photo shoot!

I am soooooooo jealous!

Superb photos!

I think we should have a sing along to celebrate, not quite Vera Lynn, but anyone remember good old Alien Sex Fiend...

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Well I have in my pocket
A hurricane fighter plane
And it takes me where I want to go
It doesn't matter if it rains

It's my hurricane fighter plane
And I know
Takes me where I want to go
To the sky up above
To the sky up above
To the ground below

There is one thing my baby
That I know I can do for YOU
And it's the only thing I know how to do

It's my hurricane fighter plane
Takes me to the sky
All the time
All the time
All the time

My my my hurricane fighter plane
My my my hurricane - fighter - plane
My my my

Come fly with me
Anytime or anywhere
When you fly with me in my aeroplane
You won't care

It'll take us over mountains
And down in valleys so deep
When the ride is over
You can go to sleep
You can go to sleep
Go to sleep

My my my my
My my my my

On the shelf I have six buckets
And they're all for you
Full of little things that we can do

You'll be amused by my hurricane fighter plane
And after we ride through the sky
It won't be the same
It'll never be the same
My my my hurricane fighter plane

My my my my
My my my my

When the ride is over
You can go to sleep
When the ride is over

My my my my
My my my my
Hurricane

Come fly with me
Anytime or anywhere
When you fly with me in my aeroplane
You won't care

You can go to sleep

My my my my

You can go to sleep

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Great photos!
If you ever get shot down over occupied Holland contact our group, we'll get you back home safe....then again I say that to all the flyboys... :wink:

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Many thanks to both of you for the kind comments - the songs good, and I will certainly take you up on the offer if I get shot down over Holland!!

Here's one of me catching some sleep in between scrambles at Biggin Hill last year.

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:shock: nice

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Well its the morning after my birthday and during the night I have acquired a large scratch on my back from a tree somewhere, a road sign, an awful taste of gin and some other wierd stuff that was like carpet cleaner, and my arm hurts when I lift it up!
All in all, fantastic!


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Tell you what tho, do you think the owners of that hurricane would lend it to us?

Might need a bit of a paint job but... the results could look good!

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Tell you what tho, do you think the owners of that hurricane would lend it to us?

Might need a bit of a paint job but... the results could look good!

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Someone got very excited while building it...

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It wasn't us!

It was "sticky" when we got it out of the box!

Must have been those RN Semen...erm Seamen.... it was a long voyage I suppose....

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lol!

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*sings* "Cum fly with me..."

I've heard of Easyjet Kozlov, but c'mon, I didn't think you were that easy....

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*sings* "Cum fly with me..."

I've heard of Easyjet Kozlov, but c'mon, I didn't think you were that easy....


Yes you did 8)

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This is the second time in 10 minutes I've laughed too much at something on this forum. Stop it!

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You promised you wouldn't tell anyone Joeri.

PS any chance of those negatives back at some point? My solicitor needs them...

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