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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Malcolm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2006 at 7:37pm

it could be the Halifax... she was still operating for the RAF well after alll the other Mk3's had been removed from service.

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote matt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2006 at 8:22pm

Hi Malcolm , it could be Halifax , I'm not sure what happened to Halifax , she was for sale at the same tim as Petard as we looked at quite a few at the same time at Southampton but I don't know where Halifax ended up

 

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yes, im not sure what happened to her either, she was here at Holyhead and i remember her being taken away by a transit crew... not a clue what happened to her after that..
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Its not Hurricane, Hurricane was kept up at Invergordon and operated by the civilian contactors that took over the task of the RAF Marine Branch. i did make guest appearances on Hurricane as both Senior and second fitter whilst it was still operated by he RAF Marine Branch, that was in between running the unit workshop, and going as a watchkeeping engineer on Seal & Seagull.

Regarding the earlier posting by Barry, regarding Spitfire, (the MK 111 RTTL was classified as 'Spitfire Class', not Stirling), If its the Barry I think it is, were you on Spitfire when it was on delivery from Brightlingsea to Mount Batten, with a stop-over at Newhaven. I was fitter on the Newhaven pinnace at the time 1373 if I remember correctly.

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for 1373 read 1389, small brainstorm



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2006 at 8:54am

Hi Cofrada


To confirm your suspicion Hurricane (together with Wellington) was sold to Ghana in 2004 for Customs service, see http://www.nelmes.fsnet.co.uk/paxman/paxmanRN.htm


Also, I found a couple more interesting pictures on the net;


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Petard as Alfred Herring


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Stirling


Regards,Christian.



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I've got some photo's of Spitfire on her delivery run to Mount Batten, taken in Newhaven. When I've got my scanner working again I'll post them. At the time Spitfire had not been extended, the reason why she did not match her predicted performance.

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Hi Christian , I've just returned from a few weeks at sea with RSC Petard and spotted the picture of Petard as Alfred Herring , what a fantastic picture ! If I may I will print a copy and put it on board .

 



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Spitfire is for sale , she is advertised in this months boats and yachts for sale magazine , I think she is located on the south coast

 

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Spitfire (RTTL MkIII) is for sale through BABCOCK DISPOSAL SERVICES at Southampton for 125,000.

 

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http://www.babcockdisposals.co.uk/Store.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shop s/BabcockSupportServices/Products/SPITFIRE

 

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Wellington in her new role.

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