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by Andrew453
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 748082

Re: Pic of the Day

A wiper...nah! Much better with one of the old Kent Clearview Screens...an age appropriate one with a hefty electric motor screwed down above the instrument panel and the whirly bit driven by a worn old link belt. A thing of beauty and a joy to behold. :lol:
by Andrew453
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 748082

Re: Pic of the Day

The inlet trunk in today's pic of the day is a thing of beauty and a joy to behold. Well done! And it must give you a real lift, connecting up the noisy bit to the rest of the boat.
by Andrew453
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 494
Views: 164216

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

look up the story of Capt. Fogarty Fegan VC and the Jervis Bay He'd be a good candidate for Monty Python too. And, from the same convoy (HX84) and the same encounter with the Admiral Scheer, there is the remarkable tale of Second Officer Arthur Hawkins, Chief Engineer Arthur Pollard and the crew of...
by Andrew453
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 321
Views: 96914

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Richie wrote:Yes please, that one is a Canadian mk2 :-) always nice to see other carriers
PM sent.
Andrew
by Andrew453
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 321
Views: 96914

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Well done, Richie - a great achievement! Came across this little collection at a rally in Aberdeenshire last month. I mentioned your project to the owner of the carrier - he was very interested - and suggested that he take a look at the BBP forum. I took a couple of iffy interior shots and will emai...
by Andrew453
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 321
Views: 96914

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Slightly off topic, but couple of pages back Bill mentioned his Uncle Phil and his experiences on the Arctic convoys, in particular the sinking of the RFA fleet oiler Gray Ranger. Here are a couple of pics of the the ship taken by a Dundee photographer at her 1941 launch at the Caledon Shipyard and ...
by Andrew453
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1171
Views: 330558

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Just back from a most enjoyable few days in the Lakes. Some sun, some wind, some rain, but there was Bluebird Bitter in the Black Bull and the excellent Tower Bank Inn at Near Sawrey has five hand pulls of proper beer! :D Had a look at the Bluebird Wing in the Ruskin - it will be very impressive onc...
by Andrew453
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Recoveries
Replies: 15
Views: 7368

Re: Other Recoveries

Hi Richie, Thanks for that, but Axel is already involved in the project and has turned up much useful information on U boat activity in the North Sea at the time of O13's disappearance. This, along with other German records, suggests we can exclude enemy action as a cause. Nor, despite an extensive ...
by Andrew453
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Recoveries
Replies: 15
Views: 7368

Re: Other Recoveries

Still on submarines, I'm currently working with the Dutch Navy on the search for the O13 (Onderzeeboot 13), the last Dutch submarine lost during the Second World War that has still to be found and protected as a war grave. Briefly, O13 escaped from Holland when the Germans invaded in May 1940 and vo...
by Andrew453
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 379708

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Goof on 633 squadron-anyone notice the series one Landrover in the film supposedly dated about 4 or 5 years before they were invented? :ugeek: Not to mention the decidedly post-war grey Fergie being used as a tug. Here's a link if anyone else wants to follow it up, both together in one shot at 8.15...