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One for Mike (Emfrat)

Postby Splitpin » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:12 pm

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W4263 AR-L , L for leader. 463 Squadron RAAF.
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Re: One for Mike (Emfrat)

Postby emfrat » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:40 am

Nice one, cobber ! :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: One for Mike (Emfrat)

Postby Splitpin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:43 pm

Cheers Mike ....as soon as I saw that pipe playing Roo , ...well ....there you go.
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Re: One for Mike (Emfrat)

Postby emfrat » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:32 pm

By sheer coincidence, I happen to be halfway through an e-book about the RAAF Lancaster crews, in which 463 Sqn plays a large part. Their CO was W Cdr Rollo Kingsford-Smith, a nephew of Sir Charles. The Air Force incorrectly put a hyphen in the name. Charles and his brothers had Kingsford as their middle name and the surname was just plain Smith.
Great model, great paint, although the squadron letters don't seem right. Interesting.
ATB, Mike
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Re: One for Mike (Emfrat)

Postby emfrat » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:16 pm

emfrat wrote:Great model, great paint, although the squadron letters don't seem right. Interesting.
ATB, Mike


I think I can see where they got led astray:
https://studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/new-c ... ter-pa474/
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Re: One for Mike (Emfrat)

Postby Splitpin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 pm

Isn't history great ...wrong or right( depending on your view), or someplace in between.
The thing is the input ... the little things that can make changes, and clarify some points that otherwise would have been taken as fact.
Inside knowledge ... great stuff.

My goodness, I'm starting to sound like someone we all miss.... :unsure:
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Re: One for Mike (Emfrat)

Postby emfrat » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:56 pm

:thumbup:
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