Wing brooch and Lancaster Brooch mounted on a piece of crank case from Royce Merlin engine recovered from the same aircraft Lancaster B1 W4246 crashed in Cowden Surrey after returning from Genoa on 6,11,1942 all crew bailed out to safety, I made the same style wing Brooch from this aircraft and presented to Dame Vera Lynn on her 100th Birthday over a chat and a cup of afternoon tea, a very proud moment. I no longer have jewellery made from this particular aircraft for sale but will have items made from many other aircraft for sale soon.
The Fairey Battle was perhaps the biggest disappointment of the RAF fleet. Brought into service in 1937, it was supposed to be what the Ju-87 was to the Luftwaffe, capable of bringing enemies to its knees through many precise attacks. Over 2000 of these single engine bombers were built, in anticipation for their success. What followed was a great shock to Britain. Every day bombing mission were a complete slaughter, squadrons often coming home with half the planes they went out with. The poor weaponry and speed led to it being incapable at defending itself, amounting to one rear gunner kill in its 3 years of service, and due to there only being 2 parachutes between the 3 crew, the life expectancy of Battle pilots was one of the lowest of the RAF. There were many issues with the plane, including the wind deflector for the gunner which merely redirected more wind into the poor gunner, which all helped to make the plane a really awful combat vehicle overall. In 1940, just one year into the war, it was withdrawn from active service, being later used as a trainer until 1943 when they were fully taken out of the RAF fleet. #planes#warbird#history#historic#historical#model#airfix#modelling#blackandwhite#blackandwhitephotography#aviation#aviatiors#avgeek#aviationgeek#aviationlovers#aviationphotography#aviationdaily#warthunder#old#vintage#raf#usaf
Stunning videography of ML407 in flight - What makes this duel Spitfire so interesting is its wartime history and for a duel Spit, the sleek appearance due to the unique, none standard passenger low profile canopy that helps retain the classic look of the Spitfire - The Grace Spitfire ML407 was originally built at Castle Bromwich in early 1944 as a Mark IX single seat fighter and served in the front line of battle throughout the last twelve months of World War II with six different allied Squadrons of the RAF’s 2nd Tactical Air Force. ML407 flew a total of 176 operational combat sorties amassing an impressive total 319 combat hours. ML407 was delivered to 485 New Zealand Squadron on the 29th April 1944 by Jackie Moggridge, one of the top lady pilots of the Air Transport Auxilllary (ATA), where it became the ‘mount’ of Flying Officer Johnnie Houlton DFC who was accredited, whilst flying ML407, with the first enemy aircraft shot down over the Normandy beachhead on 6th June D-Day. #ML407#spitfire
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Couldn’t get to the field today, but just had to do a little hover test out front! Ok, maybe it was a little more than just a hover test. 🤪 This thing looks so rad in the air, makes me giggle like a little school girl, haha! @horizon_hobby@efliterc@spektrum_rc#badass#socool
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Skagit Beer Week is kicking off! And that means that the exciting Skagit Farm to Pint FEST is just one week away! 🍻
We would like to inform our museum guests that we will be closed to general museum admission on Saturday March 30. However, there is still a chance to get in to the museum as tickets are still on sale for Skagit Farm to Pint FEST! [Link in bio]
And museum members can still claim your FREE Heritage Flight Museum Pint Glass! Simply swing by the museum and present your membership card and your Skagit Beer Week Passport to score your new glass!