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BluBear last won the day on March 18

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  • Birthday 12/11/1983

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    Aeroplanes, Music, Cycling, Flying, 20th Century History, Playing Piano, Drums and Guitar, did i mention AEROPLANES!
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  1. Manslaughter charge for Shoreham pilot

    Yes indeed. Let's hope this offers some form of resolution to the families that have suffered for nearly three years. As for the pilot, well I just cannot imagine being in his shoes right now. A totally avoidable incident. It's a day I certainly will never forget, wouldn't you say Painless?
  2. I would love to make one of these :)

    Legendary! I wouldn't be running ED though
  3. I like my IL2 and Clod fixes on Sunday and Thursday respectively, anything else is a bonus. Usually DCS follows Clod on a Thursday and Mondays often work for me with BoX. However if the general consensus is Tuesday IL2 is getting low on numbers and people would prefer that to be a BoX night, i'd possibly be more likely to show. One night of IL2 is enough for me these days.
  4. Who has what

    IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad Premium Edition
  5. DCS 2.5 progress update

    I have a DCS void in my life at the moment, I look forward to filling it with Dogz on 2.5
  6. Hi chaps, anyone else not seeing the server in the list? I tried connecting last night for a quick bimble and it wasn't there.
  7. IWM Film Archives

    At 5m 20s... http://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/2008
  8. IWM Film Archives

    Also, some great footage of a captured Me410! http://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/1206
  9. IWM Film Archives

    Freshly refurbished and digitally restored for all to see here: https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/ There are some gems in there, including this remarkable footage of Typhoon operations, including a crash landing and a crew-less Liberator performing an aerial ballet before smashing down to earth: http://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/638
  10. The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    Wow. Just Wow!
  11. CLIFFS OF DOVER - BLITZ Version 4.53 is live https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/34216-cliffs-dover-blitz-version-453-live/
  12. Whilst out for a cycle ride this afternoon on one of my regular routes, something caught my eye on the corner of a T-junction about 2 miles from my house. It looked like a granite memorial headed with the recognisable RAF crested motto, something I can't remember seeing before; I carried on but made a point of stopping off to take a look on my return an hour later. It turned out to be a (relatively new) memorial to a 603 Squadron Spitfire pilot lost on Battle of Britain day: F/O Arthur Peter Pease Here's the excerpt from the BBM website: F/O A P Pease Arthur Peter Pease, the son of Sir Richard and Lady Pease of Richmond, Yorkshire was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read History. He was a member of the University Air Squadron and was commissioned in the RAFVR in September 1938. Called to full-time service in October 1939, Pease completed his flying training and was posted to No.1 School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum in late May 1940. He met Richard Hillary there and they became friends. They went to 5 OTU, Aston Down on 23rd June and after converting to Spitfires they joined 603 Squadron at Dyce on 6th July. Pease shared in destroying a He111 on the 30th. He was hit by return fire but returned to Montrose, unhurt. On 3rd September he claimed a Me109 destroyed and on the 7th he made a belly-landing back at Hornchurch in Spitfire L1057, after being damaged in combat over London. On 15th September 1940 Pease was shot down and killed in combat. His Spitfire, X4324, crashed at Kingswood, near Chartway Street, Kent. He was 22 and is buried in the churchyard of St.Michael and All Saints at Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire. It's the closest Battle of Britain loss to where I live that I'm aware of and it kind of struck a chord with me today, especially as I hadn't previously been aware of it; I've lived in this area now for almost 12 years. So, I've decided to honour F/O Pease, virtually. For the foreseeable future, I will be flying in the Spitfire he was lost in, X4324 on Thursday's CloD nights. Further reading here, it seems a retired American academic paved the way for the above memorial: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/13610056.An_American_academic_seeks_to_honour_a_Battle_of_Britain_hero_from_a_famous_family/