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1 hour ago, JOCKNEY said:

Goodness me, having not long ago finished reading a book about the exploits of these guys, this is an amazing tribute to these brave men, congratulations 

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Cheers Pat 

Thank you Pat!

 

If you are interested in this subject and haven't already read it, I strongly recommend "A Separate Little War".   A fantastic book on the Strike Wings.

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1 hour ago, 11bravo said:

Thank you Pat!

 

If you are interested in this subject and haven't already read it, I strongly recommend "A Separate Little War".   A fantastic book on the Strike Wings.

Absolutely beautiful build and on a subject I'm very keen on too and can concur with our American friend the book is a great read along with Les Taylors book, Banff Strike Wing at War along with the DVD(see below)

I have no intention of hijacking this thread but Banff is really quite well preserved as disused airfields go and I was fortunate enough a few years ago (April 2018) to have a guided tour of what is now left of the airfield. I thought you might be interested to see a few photos of what it looks like now.?  

 

The control tower.

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A well known photo of taxiing Mosquitos

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And again

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The same view today taken from on top of the control tower. The facility in the distance is the Hamlyns porridge oats manufacturing plant...

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Inside the control tower.

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A concrete moulding of a Mosquito in the corner of the control tower.

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Operational details on the wall of the operations block

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More writing on the operations block wall.

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The operations block.

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Inside the operations block.

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Les's book

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And the DVD

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Anyway, as I said a beautiful build and a very nice tribute to a fascinating story...

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