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Happy 75th Birthday to MH434

August 06, 2018  •  1 Comment
75 years ago today, on the 7th August 1943, Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXb MH434 rolled off the Castle Bromwich production line. After flight testing by Alex Henshaw MH434 was delivered to No.222 (Natal) Squadron and flown regularly by Flt. Lt. Henry Lardner-Burke DFC, scoring seven and a half kills. Post war MH434 served in both Dutch and Belgian ai...
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Hartwell Windmills

May 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Inspired by the fields of endless yellow and the fantastic weather, I tried some local landscape photography a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure I've spent enough time and effort on landscapes over the years and often find myself in the right place with the right light, not quite knowing what to do. Practice is always good though and it was amazing...
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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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