Sounds of 16 Spitfires flying at Duxford

This is the general discussion area of the canadiansoldiers.com website; a forum in which issues pertaining to 20th Century military history from a British and Canadian perspective can be discussed freely. Posters are asked to please do others the courtesy of posting with their name rather than a pseudonym.

Sounds of 16 Spitfires flying at Duxford

Joined: August 5th, 2006, 7:40 pm

July 12th, 2011, 1:28 am #1

Hello,

Not sure if you have seen this, but what a sight to behold! This was for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Enjoy,
Colin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2vEaS1yXQA&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6c3v9ii ... dded#at=90

Reply
Like
Share

Joined: February 5th, 2005, 4:07 pm

July 12th, 2011, 12:54 pm #2

A P-51 was lost in a mid-air with an AD1 on Sunday, I believe it was.
The P-51 pilot baled safely at low level and the Skyraider managed to land safely with a huge chunk of the starboard outer wing missing.
There are also some nice photos of the Spitfires in the air with a Hurricane and a Buchon (Spanish Me 109) in the Photographic section of the KeyAviation forum. I
t is a sight to behold. The sound of all those Merlins must have been something!

Too bad the surplus RCAF P-40s and P-51s went to owners in the USA way back when, and didn't stay in Canada.

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showth ... p?t=110391
Reply
Like
Share

J.Garnier
J.Garnier

July 12th, 2011, 11:10 pm #3

Real,live recording of a Canadain Lancaster on a mission.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nV8gn-g ... re=related

I wonder how they could understand each other over the noise..........
Reply
Share

David Tremain
David Tremain

July 13th, 2011, 4:25 pm #4

Hello,

Not sure if you have seen this, but what a sight to behold! This was for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Enjoy,
Colin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2vEaS1yXQA&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6c3v9ii ... dded#at=90
Beautiful. Sheer poetry!
Reply
Share

Christopher Furlotte
Christopher Furlotte

July 13th, 2011, 10:46 pm #5

Thanks for the links!

One of my relatives on my British side of the family flew 'spits' during the second world war. He was a Flight Sargeant.(R.A.F.)

I thought you lot might like this link regarding RAF Leather flight Jackets?

http://www.eastmanleather.com/index.php ... 85516e7f70


Chris
Reply
Share

marc montgomery
marc montgomery

July 30th, 2011, 11:56 pm #6

and how many know that the perhaps most recognizable feature, of the arguably most famous fighter of WWII, was designed by
a Canadian... ie the wings, and namely Beverly Shenstone, a graduate of U OF T engineering.
Reply
Share

Jordan Baker
Jordan Baker

August 1st, 2011, 8:50 am #7

Real,live recording of a Canadain Lancaster on a mission.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nV8gn-g ... re=related

I wonder how they could understand each other over the noise..........
Hi, thanks for the link to that voice recording. Was something to hear them all banter back and forth.

You mention how hard it must have been to hear over the noise. Once you are in the "job" for a bit you begin to anticipate what a part of the team would be saying before or as soon as they begin to talk. Sometimes this means you are taking an educated guess as to what is being said due to the background noise.

Thanks again for the posting.
Jordan
Reply
Share