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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

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  1. More likely Cardiff and Plymouth if they wanted to do Wales/South West. Northern ireland is a problem, Belfast is taken and you mention the Derry/Londonderry issue (albeit Londonderry is historic ships name) - so we might be looking at HMS Lisburn, Newry or Armagh! They have said the other new Trident subs will be names with 'historical resonance' - I'm wondering if Ark Royal may be one
  2. You never know, they have thrown a curve ball with recent names (Who predicted Dreadnought for the Trident successor? I wonder if this was to be the name for one of the cancelled T45s?)
  3. I suspect the name class ship is political. Other's , I'd bet on Cardiff as second ship
  4. The correct colour was BS381C 285 NATO Green The history of it is fascinating http://www.warwheels.net/images/BritishArmyGreenPaintsElliott1.pdf
  5. Rumours that she may need to dry dock to fix this propeller issue. Some say caused by fouling, others by manufacturing outwith permitted tolerance.
  6. The camouflage scheme and red/blue roundels introduced in the early 70s/late 60s were generally referred to as the. 'Tactical' scheme
  7. Yeah, nothing else corroborates that 1st Nov date for 474. Moist other sources get ve a date mid October
  8. Interesting, according to this it was 1st November, making IT the last! https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Nl8rAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT287&lpg=PT287&dq=xv474+duxford+arrival&source=bl&ots=6hFkSy8Za9&sig=tul77cu5bEROp3PGOSwv5S_h5UA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU09j2so3VAhXhL8AKHfGTDtkQ6AEIWzAJ#v=onepage&q=xv474 duxford arrival&f=false How many Phantoms flew the last flight? 😀😀😀
  9. Mine too, but I have a vague memory that it was first released as a vacform fuselage
  10. Classic Plane did a vac, and I think Blue Rider's conversion was originally a vac as well (Someone else did a vac as well I'm sure. it might have been Delta Bits, Glenn Ashley's old company)
  11. Inner wings on the original were FS36270, underside 37440. Remember the colours were meant to compensate for the angle of illumination, to give an overall impression of a single colour
  12. The civil ones tended not to have the upper windows. The Airfix kit is pretty much based on the British Army AL1, so has antennae that are unique to that version. You can see some of them here: This site is a a good resource for Beaver pics http://www.dhc-2.com/current_cover_page.htm e.g. http://www.dhc-2.com/cn1233.html
  13. XV497 was the last Squadron aircraft (and FGR2) to land. http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/hangar/2002/xv497/xv497.htm
  14. The last UK F4 was the AAEE operated FG1 XT597
  15. So far, I predicted a P8 order in 2015 the day Nimrod was cancelled, and that P8 might replace Sentinel on the day P8 was ordered. Any other obvious things I can predict? 😀 The USN has been testing a ground surveillance capability on Poseidon, to replace the similar one currently used on Orions