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Ivor Ramsden

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About Ivor Ramsden

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  1. Ivor, please e mail me cm_royleAThotmail.com



  2. If Tony finds he hasn't got a spare one, I have.
  3. I've got a spare set. PM sent.
  4. Nope, that's our Nick. He's shown me photos of him being recovered by Cadiz and later being winched back onto the carrier. His memory of the incident is very clear apart from the time after he was filled with gin on board Cadiz! Thanks for digging through your references. I've got very little reference material for post-war FAA. I'm happy to go with WE683.
  5. I'm wondering if in the last 6 years anybody has come across any more 802 Squadron serials? I've recently met with Sub-Lt Nick Cook who was with 802 on HMS Ocean. He didn't record serial numbers in his otherwise awesome log book but "his" Sea Fury was 112. I want to present him with a model of it but I need the serial.
  6. The Squadron Operations Record Book doesn't list the bomb load for LM486 but other aircraft on the same raid each carried a load of 1 x 4000lb HC, 96 x 30lb incendiaries, 1045 x 4lb incendiaries and 125 x 4lb "X" type incendiaries.
  7. I'd go for AJGV. The two legs of the mystery letter look to be too long for a Y. Nice decals, Thorfinn, can you print a couple more sets?
  8. Robin, Aircraft in Miniature produced a lovely 1/72 vacform and resin kit of the DH86 in the late 90s with 1930s Railway Air Services decals. RAS flew to the IOM at that time. It's long out of production but they do reissue some of their older stuff from time to time. The Isle of Man Post Office has produced several sets of aircraft stamps. In 1984 they did a stamp with a DH86 of Blackpool & West Coast Air Services. I don't think they ever did a DH89 but the folder in which one of the sets of stamps was enclosed had a nice painting of a DH89 of RAS on its cover. Try a google imag
  9. I reckon our tourism department should be giving you a job! They need all the help they can get. Regarding a Manx group build or any individual who wants to build any aircraft associated with the IOM, we've got a lot of photos including wartime stuff which I'll gladly share.
  10. Most of Silver City's Bristol Freighters throughout the British Isles were used in passenger configuration and known as Wayfarers. There was no scheduled car carrying service to the Isle of Man but the Freighters were in regular use here and according to those who flew in them, were very noisy. Bristol Superfreighters were used on occasion for bringing large loads and vehicles.
  11. There's plenty of scope. There are very few British aircraft types, both military and civil, which haven't been seen here at some time. The range extends from a Bleriot in 1911 to A320s, plus the occasional charter. With a bit of imagination it could even extend to the B-29; there's a Boeing Washington on the seabed somewhere nearby.
  12. It sure does! And biccies for all Britmodeller forumites, provided that you let me know you're coming. Yes, but only Thursday to Sunday because the visitor numbers don't really justify opening daily. We've had a lot of Guernsey people in the museum in the last few weeks and they've all been very complimentary about it and the Isle of Man in general.
  13. Don't come just yet, guys. Our borders are closed and we haven't had a case for over 100 days. We are living in a bubble of normality here. When you do come the museum kettle is always on!
  14. Manx Air Charters Ltd operated from 1948 to 1952 when they became Manx Airlines Ltd. They used one DH89 Dragon Rapide G-AEMH and four DH89As G-AJGV "Glen Helen", G-AKGY "Glen Maye", G-AKIF "Glen Wyllin" which is still airworthy and G-AKSE "Glen Mona". The names are those of glens in the Isle of Man. Your postcard shows G-AJGV and G-AKGY. The colour scheme, other than the logo, was silver and black; it's as simple as that. The three legs logo is the Isle of Man emblem which was incorporated into the company's logo which remained in use with Manx Airlines on Dakotas and Wayfarers un
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