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Offline Harry Faversham

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Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« on: May 30, 2020, 10:32:21 AM »

It is fascinating to see, I'm down the Yacht Club end of the beach most mornings, and it's just appeared from beneath the sands. I'm going to have a root around to see wot I can find out about the aircraft and it's crew.





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Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 10:51:38 AM »
Thanks Harry I shall keep an eye on this thread, as the Beaufighter was one of my favourite WW2 planes (among many :-*lol

Ta

Glen
Knowing my luck, I would throw the pin and still be holding the grenade - gulp!

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 11:16:57 AM »
Parts of North Coates is still used for things aeronautical, blokes floating about on parachutes, with propellers strapped on their back mostly! But most interesting is wot's happened to the old airfield gun-butts, all Raff 'dromes had these, used for harmonising aircraft guns and for the Raff Regiment lads to play with their popguns. North Coates Butts as it's now known is one of Lincolnshire's premier shooting clubs, outside the clubhouse is a bent and buckled Beaufighter prop. It'd be pretty good if we found out it came from that kite on the beach.

:)

Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 11:29:45 AM »
Parts of North Coates is still used for things aeronautical, blokes floating about on parachutes, with propellers strapped on their back mostly! But most interesting is wot's happened to the old airfield gun-butts, all Raff 'dromes had these, used for harmonising aircraft guns and for the Raff Regiment lads to play with their popguns. North Coates Butts as it's now known is one of Lincolnshire's premier shooting clubs, outside the clubhouse is a bent and buckled Beaufighter prop. It'd be pretty good if we found out it came from that kite on the beach.

:)

More than possible there is not much left is there?

Glen

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 07:08:51 PM »
Hey now, the wreck of the Vauxhall Victor is still there at least. Looks like WWII gaming might be off the table, but some geezers are a go.  lol

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2020, 07:30:14 PM »
Thanks for sharing Harry. I grew up around this area and the bit that surprised me most was that Donna Nook is no longer an operational RAF station. Im not sure why this surprised me but it did.

Offline Rick F

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 08:15:02 PM »
Thanks for sharing Harry. I grew up around this area and the bit that surprised me most was that Donna Nook is no longer an operational RAF station. Im not sure why this surprised me but it did.
I don't know where you heard that, it's still RAF Donna Nook, I've been there loads of times on the range.

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2020, 08:17:47 PM »
Im sure it was on one of the stories I read about this.

But I could have misread something

Offline Rick F

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2020, 08:44:39 PM »
Im sure it was on one of the stories I read about this.

But I could have misread something
Possibly, I read about it in the local news, it just mentioned North Coates as being an old base. Donna Nook has always made me laugh, it has a public footpath running through it, we'd be directing the jets, look round and there's a load of ramblers and seal watchers listening in! lol

Offline Von Trinkenessen

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2020, 09:03:06 PM »
I remember Bloodhounds @ North coates, also being buzzed by A-10s near Donna Nook.



Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2020, 10:19:27 PM »
Parts of North Coates is still used for things aeronautical, blokes floating about on parachutes, with propellers strapped on their back mostly! But most interesting is wot's happened to the old airfield gun-butts, all Raff 'dromes had these, used for harmonising aircraft guns and for the Raff Regiment lads to play with their popguns. North Coates Butts as it's now known is one of Lincolnshire's premier shooting clubs, outside the clubhouse is a bent and buckled Beaufighter prop. It'd be pretty good if we found out it came from that kite on the beach.

:)

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2020, 10:41:04 PM »
Parts of North Coates is still used for things aeronautical, blokes floating about on parachutes, with propellers strapped on their back mostly! But most interesting is wot's happened to the old airfield gun-butts, all Raff 'dromes had these, used for harmonising aircraft guns and for the Raff Regiment lads to play with their popguns. North Coates Butts as it's now known is one of Lincolnshire's premier shooting clubs, outside the clubhouse is a bent and buckled Beaufighter prop. It'd be pretty good if we found out it came from that kite on the beach.

:)
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2020, 10:24:46 PM »
One of the benefits of having friends in low places, memento from the wreck area before the big bang








Nice to have this little gem in the Emporium, even though a couple of things about it, kind of prove its not from JM333 of 254 Squadron.

:)


 

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