Dambusters

May 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Tonight marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise. In the evening of 16th May 1943, nineteen Avro Lancasters of the specially formed 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. Their target the hydro-electric dams of the German industrial Ruhr. Delivering Barnes Wallis’ “Upkeep” bouncing bomb f...
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ZSL Whipsnade, April 2018

April 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Spent the day at Whipsnade last Sunday. I wasn't really feeling inspired photographically and we'd already passed by the Tiger enclosure twice during the day hoping, without luck, to see them out in the open and away from their concrete hut. Late in the day on the third visit we finally got lucky and found the Tigers getting active. The female sat...
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The Fighter Collection - Grumman F8F Bearcat

April 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Since I began attending Duxford regularly around 2001, The Fighter Collection (TFC) has operated over 30 different warbirds which I have enjoyed photographing at numerous airshows, particularly their own annual Flying Legends show. It has been a pleasure to observe the largest and most dynamic collection of historic aircraft in Europe constantly ev...
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Thunder in the UK

February 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Fantastic news in the warbird world this week with the return of a P-47 Thunderbolt to the UK. Previously a favourite with The Fighter Collection for 20 years or so, Republic P-47D "No Guts, No Glory" was sold the the US in 2006. It is now returning to the UK register, picking up it's old registration G-THUN. The last time I saw this fighter was a...
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Shuttleworth Season Premiere 2017

May 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
My airshow season got underway on Sunday 7th May with the first show this season at The Shuttleworth Collection. Amazingly the weather came good for the afternoon and other than being a little breezy was perfect for an air display. It was interesting to compare this show to the May premiere show last year when the Collection were still strugglin...
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