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Battle of Brittain Day.
« on: 15.09. 2015 13:00 »
Gentleman ,please excuse the non BSA  topic but one worthy of a moments reflection from some of us. Today was always celebrated as one of the most important days in the darkest period  Great Britain and indeed the world faced . Fortunately  after this date in1940 ,due to the efforts of the pilots and  (not forgetting) the other brave men and women of RAF fighter command the possible invasion was postponed/cancelled . This would not have been possible but for the enormous sacrifice of men from other  countries from all round the world notably Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Rhodesia and south Africa plus the US AND never forgetting the polish , czechoslavakian Belgium Holland and not least Norwegians , we owe the men and women so much and although most have now gone they remain my personal heroes and always will be .Of course the alternative wouldn't bear thinking about so actually when you think about it but for them  we wouldn't have our BSA's to enjoy so this is BSA related !!
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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #1 on: 15.09. 2015 13:39 »
Gentleman ,please excuse the non BSA  topic but one worthy of a moments reflection from some of us. Today was always celebrated as one of the most important days in the darkest period  Great Britain and indeed the world faced . Fortunately  after this date in1940 ,due to the efforts of the pilots and  (not forgetting) the other brave men and women of RAF fighter command the possible invasion was postponed/cancelled . This would not have been possible but for the enormous sacrifice of men from other  countries from all round the world notably Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Rhodesia and south Africa plus the US AND never forgetting the polish , czechoslavakian Belgium Holland and not least Norwegians , we owe the men and women so much and although most have now gone they remain my personal heroes and always will be .Of course the alternative wouldn't bear thinking about so actually when you think about it but for them  we wouldn't have our BSA's to enjoy so this is BSA related !!

Very true  *smile*

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Re: Battle of Britain Day.
« Reply #2 on: 15.09. 2015 13:41 »
oh dear how did 2 t's get there.
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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #3 on: 15.09. 2015 14:52 »
and this http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34250794
Wish I could be there and see that!


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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #4 on: 15.09. 2015 16:08 »
E there were forty assorted spits and hurri's flying from Good wood at 12noon ,6 flights going over most of the sector airfields ,particularly Duxford and Biggin lucky sod's down there, I'm hoping for some grand shots on the TV tonight.
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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #5 on: 15.09. 2015 16:22 »
Yes indeed and the part BSA Played in both World wars was mind boggling. and the (then) management's foresight was way better than the politicians of the time/s (both wars).
Could be argued they didn't see Honda coming but then that was later by a Docker or two.

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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #6 on: 15.09. 2015 16:30 »
I did make and present a Power Point presentation for our local U3A and thought of making it a stand alone thing - might have a go at that some time
Please do it.  *smile*

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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #7 on: 20.09. 2015 11:52 »
"If it looks right, it will fly right"

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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #8 on: 20.09. 2015 19:09 »
E there were forty assorted spits and hurri's flying from Good wood at 12 noon

I was there. They were delayed until 1400 hrs and despite the traffc (thank goodness for two wheels) and manaed to get to see the take off and was underneath most of them as they flew of on their respective routes.

Great spectacle and thoroughly enjoyed it. Just sorry my dad, ex RAF mechanic, is no longer around to have been with me.
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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #9 on: 20.09. 2015 19:46 »
I' not a great Royalist to be honest but I recognise a good deed when I see one so hat's off to young Harry
http://news.sky.com/story/1553111/harry-gives-up-spitfire-seat-to-raf-hero

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Re: Battle of Brittain Day.
« Reply #10 on: 20.09. 2015 22:14 »
E there were forty assorted spits and hurri's flying from Good wood at 12 noon
I was there.

Must have been really great.

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