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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_Matt in ATA girl   
    If any of you have the film "Spitfire" on DVD then Mary Ellis and Joy Lofthouse feature.
    Mary at 101 was reunited with a Mk VIII that she delivered during the war and which she had signed at the time.
    It still bears her signature to this day.
    All now sadly gone but their service should never be forgotten.
    Couple of vids of them enjoying taking the controls of a Spitfire again before they passed away.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvrlTzeFRKs
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwU1HRylERU
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    PhilB got a reaction from Uncarina in ATA girl   
    If any of you have the film "Spitfire" on DVD then Mary Ellis and Joy Lofthouse feature.
    Mary at 101 was reunited with a Mk VIII that she delivered during the war and which she had signed at the time.
    It still bears her signature to this day.
    All now sadly gone but their service should never be forgotten.
    Couple of vids of them enjoying taking the controls of a Spitfire again before they passed away.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvrlTzeFRKs
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwU1HRylERU
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    PhilB got a reaction from RLWP in ATA girl   
    If any of you have the film "Spitfire" on DVD then Mary Ellis and Joy Lofthouse feature.
    Mary at 101 was reunited with a Mk VIII that she delivered during the war and which she had signed at the time.
    It still bears her signature to this day.
    All now sadly gone but their service should never be forgotten.
    Couple of vids of them enjoying taking the controls of a Spitfire again before they passed away.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvrlTzeFRKs
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwU1HRylERU
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    PhilB reacted to Gazzas in Wingnut Wings perhaps not out? EDIT: no, pretty sure they're out.   
    With DNR stamped upon their chart.
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_K2 in Mirage 2000 Color help!   
    Guessing is as good a way as any. Just make your eyes happy.
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    PhilB got a reaction from mozart in ATA girl   
    If any of you have the film "Spitfire" on DVD then Mary Ellis and Joy Lofthouse feature.
    Mary at 101 was reunited with a Mk VIII that she delivered during the war and which she had signed at the time.
    It still bears her signature to this day.
    All now sadly gone but their service should never be forgotten.
    Couple of vids of them enjoying taking the controls of a Spitfire again before they passed away.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvrlTzeFRKs
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwU1HRylERU
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_Ron in Firefly   
    I've always liked this plane.  I'd sure love one in our scale...
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from MikeC in Vegemite, the food of the gods!   
    Not many products can actually add a phrase to the English language (over here anyway) as Marmite "you love it or hate it" has been used about people.
    As in "She's a bit Marmite" you lover her or hate her.

     
    What it has also done is produce some really funny ads in the UK along the "love it or hate it" idea.
    Just a couple:
     
     
     
  9. Haha
    PhilB got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Vegemite, the food of the gods!   
    Not many products can actually add a phrase to the English language (over here anyway) as Marmite "you love it or hate it" has been used about people.
    As in "She's a bit Marmite" you lover her or hate her.

     
    What it has also done is produce some really funny ads in the UK along the "love it or hate it" idea.
    Just a couple:
     
     
     
  10. Haha
    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_Matt in Vegemite, the food of the gods!   
    Not many products can actually add a phrase to the English language (over here anyway) as Marmite "you love it or hate it" has been used about people.
    As in "She's a bit Marmite" you lover her or hate her.

     
    What it has also done is produce some really funny ads in the UK along the "love it or hate it" idea.
    Just a couple:
     
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from dennismcc in Vegemite, the food of the gods!   
    Not many products can actually add a phrase to the English language (over here anyway) as Marmite "you love it or hate it" has been used about people.
    As in "She's a bit Marmite" you lover her or hate her.

     
    What it has also done is produce some really funny ads in the UK along the "love it or hate it" idea.
    Just a couple:
     
     
     
  12. Haha
    PhilB got a reaction from mpk in Vegemite, the food of the gods!   
    Not many products can actually add a phrase to the English language (over here anyway) as Marmite "you love it or hate it" has been used about people.
    As in "She's a bit Marmite" you lover her or hate her.

     
    What it has also done is produce some really funny ads in the UK along the "love it or hate it" idea.
    Just a couple:
     
     
     
  13. Haha
    PhilB got a reaction from fastterry in Vegemite, the food of the gods!   
    Not many products can actually add a phrase to the English language (over here anyway) as Marmite "you love it or hate it" has been used about people.
    As in "She's a bit Marmite" you lover her or hate her.

     
    What it has also done is produce some really funny ads in the UK along the "love it or hate it" idea.
    Just a couple:
     
     
     
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_Matt in Vegemite, the food of the gods!   
    I think it is. Its certainly an odd taste. Much more savoury,umami oriented.

    Interesting thing about salt though is that as mammals we have a specific salt appetite. If we've been sweating it out at work on a hot day outside, playing sport, something salty tastes extra delicious. Our brains way of ensuring we replenish what we're losing.
     
    Matty
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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Life under Lockdown.....What are we all missing the the most?   
    This is veering to the political which isn't really a surprise given the nature of the thread.
    I'm retired and have been bringing up a daughter on my own for the last 12 years (widowed) and she has just turned 16.
    I sit at the table on my lappy and she sits opposite me on hers "at school".
    They are doing full lessons online which is good.
    I was thinking back to the first "lockdown" in March last year and how different this current one is.
    With the vaccines rolling out cases are plunging fast although deaths are taking longer to reduce.
    In the first one "outside" was like a ghost town.
    A lot more cars on the roads with this one as people are taking advantage to do essential shopping which is allowed.
    People don't seem so "scared" as there is light at the end of the tunnel.
     
    My concern is that we should try and get back to normal when it happens.
    Not this "new" normal as that's a con.
    Back like we used to be.
     
    I don't think I'm unique in that I sometimes go on You tube to listen to favourite songs and end up spending a long time "remembering" others that appear as suggestions.
    I was going through ELO tracks the other day and found one which really took me aback.
    It seemed so strange to see what was going on in the vid.
    Not something I personally want to do but I hope we can get back to times when we can do this if we wish to and just be with people again.
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Greif8 in Life under Lockdown.....What are we all missing the the most?   
    This is veering to the political which isn't really a surprise given the nature of the thread.
    I'm retired and have been bringing up a daughter on my own for the last 12 years (widowed) and she has just turned 16.
    I sit at the table on my lappy and she sits opposite me on hers "at school".
    They are doing full lessons online which is good.
    I was thinking back to the first "lockdown" in March last year and how different this current one is.
    With the vaccines rolling out cases are plunging fast although deaths are taking longer to reduce.
    In the first one "outside" was like a ghost town.
    A lot more cars on the roads with this one as people are taking advantage to do essential shopping which is allowed.
    People don't seem so "scared" as there is light at the end of the tunnel.
     
    My concern is that we should try and get back to normal when it happens.
    Not this "new" normal as that's a con.
    Back like we used to be.
     
    I don't think I'm unique in that I sometimes go on You tube to listen to favourite songs and end up spending a long time "remembering" others that appear as suggestions.
    I was going through ELO tracks the other day and found one which really took me aback.
    It seemed so strange to see what was going on in the vid.
    Not something I personally want to do but I hope we can get back to times when we can do this if we wish to and just be with people again.
     
     
  17. Like
    PhilB got a reaction from thierry laurent in Life under Lockdown.....What are we all missing the the most?   
    This is veering to the political which isn't really a surprise given the nature of the thread.
    I'm retired and have been bringing up a daughter on my own for the last 12 years (widowed) and she has just turned 16.
    I sit at the table on my lappy and she sits opposite me on hers "at school".
    They are doing full lessons online which is good.
    I was thinking back to the first "lockdown" in March last year and how different this current one is.
    With the vaccines rolling out cases are plunging fast although deaths are taking longer to reduce.
    In the first one "outside" was like a ghost town.
    A lot more cars on the roads with this one as people are taking advantage to do essential shopping which is allowed.
    People don't seem so "scared" as there is light at the end of the tunnel.
     
    My concern is that we should try and get back to normal when it happens.
    Not this "new" normal as that's a con.
    Back like we used to be.
     
    I don't think I'm unique in that I sometimes go on You tube to listen to favourite songs and end up spending a long time "remembering" others that appear as suggestions.
    I was going through ELO tracks the other day and found one which really took me aback.
    It seemed so strange to see what was going on in the vid.
    Not something I personally want to do but I hope we can get back to times when we can do this if we wish to and just be with people again.
     
     
  18. Like
    PhilB got a reaction from R Palimaka in Favorite WW2 Film(s)   
    Most have already been mentioned but an additional vote for "Fury".
    One that I'd forgotten about but popped up on TV here yesterday was "The Train" made in 1964 with Burt Lancaster.
    Seen it before but I really enjoyed it again.
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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Hawker Typhoon   
    When the Griffon engined spits were released to squadrons there were some very "exciting" first take-offs apparently.
    The Griffon, in addition to having a lot more power also spun the prop the opposite way to the Merlin .
    Putting on the wrong rudder application could produce some interesting "f**k me !" moments.

     
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    PhilB got a reaction from dennismcc in Hawker Typhoon   
    When the Griffon engined spits were released to squadrons there were some very "exciting" first take-offs apparently.
    The Griffon, in addition to having a lot more power also spun the prop the opposite way to the Merlin .
    Putting on the wrong rudder application could produce some interesting "f**k me !" moments.

     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Hawker Typhoon   
    When the Griffon engined spits were released to squadrons there were some very "exciting" first take-offs apparently.
    The Griffon, in addition to having a lot more power also spun the prop the opposite way to the Merlin .
    Putting on the wrong rudder application could produce some interesting "f**k me !" moments.

     
  22. Like
    PhilB reacted to Juggernut in Hawker Typhoon   
    Many, if not most British reciprocating engines rotate anti-clockwise(as viewed by the pilot).  The Merlin is one of the ones that does not.
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    PhilB got a reaction from Derek B in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB reacted to George in Favorite War Film Soundtrack   
    The Battle of Britain by Ron Goodwin is one of the best.  He also composed the music from Where Eagles Dare, 633 Squadron and Force 10 from Navarone.  Ridley Scott intends to make his own BofB movie!
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    PhilB got a reaction from MikeC in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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