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Are there any plans already to do an 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain GB, and if there aren't, is there any interest? 

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I would definitely be up for this GB, I may well use it as an opportunity to start my Airfix 1/24th Hurricane.

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"We stand here, still the champions. If we fail, all fails. And if we fall, all will fall together."

 

-- Winston Churchill, 29 July 1941 

 

1. Procopius

2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

 

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I would need to find a Royal Navy Ace that I haven't already done an aeroplane for that flew in the BoB....

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Found one!   SLt Denis Jeram 213 Sqn RAF  (OK so I knew I was going to build this one sooner or later anyway...)

 

Im in.....

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"What a people! What a chance! The whole of Europe humiliated except for us. And the chance that by our stubbornness we shall give victory to the world.”

 

— Harold Nicolson, diary entry for 31 July 1940

 

 

1. Procopius

2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

9. PhantomBigStu(? unable to detect sarcasm today, I fear)

10. Robert Stuart

11. Grey Beema

12. GREG DESTEC

 

 

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With the moniker of ‘Rabbit Leader’ it would be silly not to take part, so I’ll play along as well if that’s ok. Looks like a great group of modellers already assembled and a fitting tribute to a huge turning point of the Second World War. 

 

I’m already thinking of an Anzac 1940 themed double build to honour both Australian and New Zealand pilots that took part. Good call P.C.

 

Cheers. Dave 

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"We would have fought on and on and on until nothing was left."
--- Flight Lieutenant George Bennions, 41 Squadron

 

1. Procopius

2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

9. PhantomBigStu

10. Robert Stuart

11. Grey Beema

12. GREG DESTEC

13. Ozzy

14. Senator C. Harris "Cookie" Cookenbacher III

15. Rabbit Leader

16. dnl42

 

 

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"We knew we had to win, but more than that, we were certain that we could not lose. I think it had something to do with England. Miles up in the sky, we fighter pilots could see more of England than any other of England's defenders had seen before. Beneath us stretched our beloved country..."

--- Squadron Leader Peter Townsend, 85 Squadron

 

1. Procopius

2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

9. PhantomBigStu

10. Robert Stuart

11. Grey Beema

12. GREG DESTEC

13. Ozzy

14. Senator C. Harris "Cookie" Cookenbacher III

15. Rabbit Leader

16. dnl42

17. lasermonkey

18. Bonhoff

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I think this would be a great idea. There are plenty of new mould Spitfires and Hurricanes about to get people interested.

 

Makes me feel a bit old though as at the back of my cabinet I have an Airfix Anson built for the 40th Anniversary of the BoB with my then model club (ASVC) in the UK. We did a 6 months display in the Churchill precinct in Dudley. Its the oldest complete model I have in my collection. If I can find a Classic Airframes 1/48 I'll update it!

 

Colin W

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