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About GordonM

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  • Birthday 10/13/1961

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    Mobile Medical Wizard all over East Anglia
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    Photography, Birdwatching, Music & History

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  1. I was worse I lived in Cambridge itself from 1963 - 2010 and now live 17 miles outside the city. I finally went to visit the cemetery when it was part of the university’s history festival in 2018 (the university owned the land and donated it to the ABMC) I’m rather glad I did as not only was the guided tour fascinating, but at the end our guide asked me and an acquaintance I hadn’t seen for some years to assist her with the lowering of the flag. It’s larger than it looks while it’s flying and we learnt the secrets to folding it properly. An incredibly moving experience I was honoured to be all
  2. IWM Duxford also has a TT35 and it’s suspended, so easy to check underneath
  3. I flew Heathrow - Tokyo - Sydney, then Sydney - Osaka - Heathrow on JAL 747’s around 93. They still had a massive screen on the bulkhead in those days not individual screens, the films being showed changed on the Europe/Japan and Japan/Oz legs while I was there, so got stuck with the same films on each leg. However on the flight back from Oz I’d bought a proper full size Didgeriddo, when I boarded at Sydney the stewardess took it from me and put it in a large cupboard. After my overnight at Osaka having taken the didg as hand luggage to my hotel, I went to board and instead of turning right an
  4. There’s also Glenluce in South West Scotland, near Luce Bay.
  5. Have you asked the DH Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall?
  6. A bit like the statement about ‘predictable subjects’ which seems to have fallen by the wayside too?
  7. You are indeed correct Tom, it was a semi winged beast when I saw it!
  8. GordonM

    Sand and Spinach

    The only drawback with ‘RAF Colours’ is the price: currently the cheapest copy on Amazon is £125! My wife would murder me if I paid that for any book!
  9. I have to say it was awesome, mainly because in those days a fly past to grab the public’s attention was probably done lower and with more ‘dash and elan’ - even from ‘Coastal Command’ type chappies! I saw your beast at St Ives and had a chat, it was the most impressive modelling I’ve ever seen.
  10. Years ago (probably about 1976) I was a lazy slug and used to spend Saturday mornings just lounging in bed. One morning I’m assuming it must have been September and Battle Of Britain day I was disturbed by the sound of large piston engines. Jumped out of bed to see a Shack doing a low run along the line of the main thoroughfare that runs North/South through Cambridge. It climbed, turned and to a 15 year old positively thundered back towards the city centre. If my memory serves me right it did a total of four passes. Sadly not going near any operational bases that was my one and only time I saw
  11. GordonM

    Nimrod R1

    I’ll be bookmarking those photos! I went to Huntingdon Technical College, so my education was interrupted by Canberras!
  12. GordonM

    Nimrod R1

    Ok, so I’m going to need a couple of buckets of hemp.... cheers chaps.
  13. GordonM

    Nimrod R1

    Hopefully a simple and quick question! I’ve got the Airfix ‘Mighty Hunter’ in the stash and lockdown is making me look at getting on with it.. My question is during the time 51 Squadron were based at RAF Wyton can someone clarify a timeline for the following: IFR probes and colour schemes. Namely did the white / light grey scheme pre date IFR probes being fitted? By the time 51 Squadron moved to Waddington from Wyton were the aircraft in the two tone grey scheme, or did that happen after the move? Thanks in advance
  14. I kept getting a message stating along the lines of “this page is not secure, leave this page it is trying acquire your financial information” this morning all is good
  15. @Britman & @gazza l is it worth asking @Mika Jernforsfor a quote to do us sets?
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