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by Shippo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: SPITFIRE TO BERLIN...
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

SPITFIRE TO BERLIN...

Could Supermarine's iconic fighter have been modified to escort US bombers all the way to Berlin and back? It may have but those in the aircraft industry during World War Two failed to provide an answer! Although the Spitfire remained in the front rank of fighters throughout WW2, it never made the g...
by Shippo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: WHAT LIES BEHIND THE GALLEY CURTAIN? COME AND FIND OUT!
Replies: 0
Views: 2247

WHAT LIES BEHIND THE GALLEY CURTAIN? COME AND FIND OUT!

There are some people who never feel the urge to make a change in their lives or wish to leave the house they were born or settled in. They are content to stay in city or home town they came from, the settee they sit on, and the 360 degrees that immediately surround them. But for a woman called Feli...
by Shippo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: The British Tommy at war & open evening event at Thorpe Camp
Replies: 0
Views: 1442

The British Tommy at war & open evening event at Thorpe Camp

The army that fought the First World War was perhaps the greatest collective endeavour that Britain has ever seen. Five million men were mobilised. There was the regular army, volunteers and conscripts. From all walks of life there were bank clerks, tram drivers, mill workers and farmers were transf...
by Shippo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: THE LIFE OF HANNA REITSCH - A GERMAN TEST PILOT...
Replies: 0
Views: 1577

THE LIFE OF HANNA REITSCH - A GERMAN TEST PILOT...

The story of Hanna Reitsch became a legend before World War Two, during the war period, and after the war ended. She was one of the most celebrated women of the Third Reich. During the Second World War Reitsch became the first female test pilot in the Word. As a decorated test pilot for the Luftwaff...
by Shippo
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: LONG RANGE FIGHTERS IN WORLD WAR TWO...
Replies: 0
Views: 1668

LONG RANGE FIGHTERS IN WORLD WAR TWO...

The large two engine Lockheed P-38 Lightning looks nothing like your typical World War 2 fighter, looking more like a heavy fighter, This aircraft had great range and firepower, two powerful turbocharged engines and the best aerodynamics of any warplane made. The P-38 could deliver a devastating blo...
by Shippo
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Dambusters the Raid revisited...
Replies: 0
Views: 1799

Dambusters the Raid revisited...

Nineteen specially designed Lancaster bombers took off on 16th May 1943 from RAF Scampton, Lincoln. Their mission was to bomb the dams of The Ruhr valley, Nazi Germany. Nine were to attack the Möhne dam, then proceed to the Eder; five were to attack the Sorpe; and five constituted a "flying reserve"...
by Shippo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: How cold was the Cold War period and its affects for today..
Replies: 0
Views: 1762

How cold was the Cold War period and its affects for today..

Rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union for control over the postwar world emerged before World War II had even ended. U.S. presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman and Soviet premier Joseph Stalin never really trusted one another, even while working together to defeat the ...
by Shippo
Tue May 16, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: The role of the F-35 Lightning for the United Kingdom...
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

The role of the F-35 Lightning for the United Kingdom...

When the English Electric Lightning was introduced into Royal Air Force service, pilots were delighted with the new fighter and had no problems converting from lower performance aircraft such as the Hawker Hunter. However, ground crew were not as happy. The Lightning was a much more complex beast th...
by Shippo
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Bank Holiday special at former RAF Metheringham...
Replies: 0
Views: 1881

Bank Holiday special at former RAF Metheringham...

RAF Metheringham was the wartime home of the famous 106 Squadron from 1943 to the end of World War Two. Very few know of the squadron's connection with Wing Commander Guy Gibson who was its Commanding Officer at RAF Syerston before he was requested by Air Marshall Arthur (Bomber) Harris to form 617 ...
by Shippo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Night fighters over Lincolnshire...
Replies: 0
Views: 2101

Night fighters over Lincolnshire...

RAF Hibaldstow opened on 12th May 1941 when 255 Squadron took up residence with their Boulton Paul Defiant night fighters.These aeroplanes had been drawn from nearby RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey and made one "kill" which was a German Heinkel 111 shot down near Louth on 5th June 1941. The airfield was built...
by Shippo
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Flying historical aircraft is no hobby for this RAF pilot...
Replies: 0
Views: 3011

Flying historical aircraft is no hobby for this RAF pilot...

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter plane has been an enigma for those who have had the opportunity to fly the aeroplane at airshows throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. Pilots have marveled at the German engineering of this little fighter. Because of the advanced engineering in components and sys...
by Shippo
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: The squandered fortune on aircraft projects...
Replies: 0
Views: 2203

The squandered fortune on aircraft projects...

Britain has always played a major role in the development of aviation. During the First World War she produced some of the most effective aircraft used in that conflict. There was the Sopwith Camel, the Sopwith Triplane, the SE-5A and the Bristol Fighter. At the end of World War Two, the United King...
by Shippo
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Airshow director returning to Metheringham Airfield...
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

Airshow director returning to Metheringham Airfield...

Due to public demand retired airshow director Brian Lewis has been asked back to continue his talk on air displays which he gave to a packed audience in June of last year. He was once involved in the organisation of and directed the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival, the Yorkshire Airshow, the Isle of...
by Shippo
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: HISTORY OF 6TH (RCAF) BOMBER GROUP...
Replies: 0
Views: 1973

HISTORY OF 6TH (RCAF) BOMBER GROUP...

No 6 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Bomber Group, or sometimes known as the Canadian Bomber Group, has a unique history in its own right. The bomber group was formed in and operated from the county of Yorkshire and neighbouring territory during the second half of World War Two. From its beginnings,, No ...
by Shippo
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Bizzare and effectual - that was Alexander Lippisch...
Replies: 0
Views: 2021

Bizzare and effectual - that was Alexander Lippisch...

These past thousand years of development have led to a very rich history of flying machines. With such a long time in the making, technological advancements are bound to happen - but so are strange inventions! In the field of aviation, we definitely find both. The aviation industry during World War ...
by Shippo
Mon May 16, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: The Phantom and Me - an intriquing subject to talk about...
Replies: 0
Views: 2289

The Phantom and Me - an intriquing subject to talk about...

The Control Tower of former RAF Coleby Grange is the only building left standing and is derelict and neglected. It is not far from nearby RAF Waddington and a few miles from Metheringham Airfield. Many of these remote buildings are reputed to be haunted by airman and the Control Tower at Coleby Gran...
by Shippo
Mon May 09, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Celebrating the first jet flight in the United Kingdom...
Replies: 0
Views: 2221

Celebrating the first jet flight in the United Kingdom...

On 15th May 1941 RAF Cranwell saw the first flight of an allied jet-powered aircraft, the Gloster E28/39, using an engine designed by Sir Frank Whittle. Born in 1907, he worshipped the flying aces of World War One and wanted to join the Royal Air Force. The RAF turned him down for being too small wh...
by Shippo
Mon May 09, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Flames in the Night - what happened over Lincolnshire...
Replies: 0
Views: 2398

Flames in the Night - what happened over Lincolnshire...

"Museums at Night" is the annual after-hours festival of Arts, culture and heritage when many museums and heritage sites open their doors for special evening event. It is an evening of celebration when, along with hundreds of European museums, galleries, libraries and heritage sites , including seve...
by Shippo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Bank Holiday Special at former WW2 airfield...
Replies: 0
Views: 2310

Bank Holiday Special at former WW2 airfield...

Do come along to the WARTIME WEEKEND on the 1st & 2nd May 2016 at RAF METHERINGHAM, wartime home to 106 Squadron... Many gave their lives who were part of 101st Airborne Division as seen in this video link on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMseGvYBxxQ A large contingent of the North West 101st Airb...
by Shippo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: The anniversary of the closure of RAF Metheringham...
Replies: 0
Views: 2100

The anniversary of the closure of RAF Metheringham...

It has been 70 years since the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Air Force closed RAF Metheringham, the wartime home of 106 Squadron. This aerodrome was built during 1942 and 1943 on 600 acres of farmland, located largely in the Parish of Martin but not far from Metheringham Railway Station. The RAF...

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