I’ve reprocessed (is that a word?) this image – an old favourite
Over 57,000 aircrew were killed during World War 2 (46% death rate). I can’t help wondering how many more young men and women will be killed if fighting breaks out (again) in Iran/Iraq and beyond. Ultimately a pointless and tragic loss of human life. We never seem to learn.
For Vulcan lovers everywhere…
Very brave men flew these Lysander aircraft during WW2. The RAF pilots who flew these aircraft behind enemy lines, landed and either picked up or dropped off resistance fighters. The pilots would land in the dead of night in out of the way fields guided by only three people on the ground who held torches. No GPS or navigational aids in those days. The aircraft were unarmed.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC was a New Zealand soldier, First World War flying ace and Second World War Royal Air Force commander. He was in operational command during two of the most significant air battles in the European theatre in the Second World War, helping to win the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Malta. In Germany, he was supposedly known as “the Defender of London”.
Following on from my image of the Jet Provost, here’s an image of the Piston Provost, the predecessor of the Jet Provost.
Let’s try this one again. It didn’t post properly last time.
Sheer undiluted power. From an era when we British used to build fine aircraft. A Lightning (AKA an intercontinental ballistic missile with a pilot sitting on the top!)
An old favourite reworked…
The T1154 transmitter and the R1155 receiver were the first radios I used to transmit and receive signals (in my teens in the 1960s). These transmitters and receivers were used in Royal Air Force heavy bombers and other aircraft during World War 2. These transmitters and receivers used Morse code and the morse code signal used to ‘chirp’ (sounded a bit like a demented bird on drugs!). Some ‘chirping’ Morse code here.
We used to print, frame and sell this image. We called it ‘Vulcan Spray’. We sold hundreds of them.
The Spitfire – a truly elegant aircraft…
The Spit (1)
…..but which aircraft?
The most iconic WW2 aircraft by far…
Available here at high resolution if anyone would like to print it.
One of the back seats in a Vulcan bomber (no ejector seat!!!!)
Some Photoshop skulduggery…
The view from the back seats in a Vulcan Bomber
Should never have been scrapped by the RAF!