Airborne Ephemera

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  1. JimHerriot

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    How come each time the boxes come out of the loft there's more stuff left downstairs than goes back up?
     

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  2. JimHerriot

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    Where did this come from?

    Other than out of the box from the loft I have absolutely no idea.

    (And all those that respond from The PTS please go to the top of the class and jump off!)
     

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    And the remaining pages.
     

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    Thirty-three years ago yesterday, Ranville.
     

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    Golden Jubilee 1990.
     

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  6. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Good stuff Jim, thanks for posting ... :)

    Regards ...
     
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  7. JimHerriot

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    I do worry that this stuff will just disappear if I don't put it in electronic form. It's never too late to get "with it" I suppose (whatever "it" is, I still don't know!)

    And, life laundry wise, I can't have it all falling on my family's shoulders, that would be an onerous task and I would not want to burden anyone with that, and I'm still not ready to let go yet (and yes, I know I have a problem but I keep following the M.O's orders, "take two aspirin and get to the back of the queue"!)
     
  8. JimHerriot

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    Not sure if this one is still available today. If posting it here encourages the younger generation to visit then that must be a good thing.

    Keep the memories alive and get some bunce in the coffers.

    Tatton guide part 1.
     

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    Tatton guide part 2
     

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  10. JimHerriot

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    Unsure as to which magazine or periodical these pages will have been pulled from, and content long since been updated in numerous books since.

    Posted here as a curio of it's time (70's? 80's?) and if any of you good folks know the magazine name from whence it came please let me know, thanks.

    Bruneval raid article.
     

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    Covering letter from Alf Frampton (Alfred George Frampton, R.A.S.C. 1st Airlanding Brigade) re his accompanying memoire.

    I'm almost certain I've seen this in print somewhere before but can't remember where. Pegasus maybe?

    Anyway, posted here for posterity, Alf wanted it to be seen.
     

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    Stalag IVB Ex POW Association Reunion, 23rd April 1977.

    Grub a marked improvement. Chef on the blower, classic!
     

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    Stalag IVB Ex POW Association Reunion, 23rd April 1977.

    Final pages.
     

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  14. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem no where near as much but did not want it ending up in skip.
    I contacted Curator of Air Assault Museum Duxford.
    He said they welcome all types of Kit/ memorabilia, they archive or display some, what they do not need they sell to collectors/reactors ect.to help finance the museum..
    So that's where mine has gone.
     
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  15. JimHerriot

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    Dear redtop,

    Many, many thanks for the suggestion (I feel a will change/bequest in the air!)
     
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    Lessons learned post Ladbroke; Hadrian/Waco Ditching Dill.
     

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    Gone but not forgotten.
     

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  18. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    I see that the date of issue is August 1945 - rather too late to save those poor souls that perished on Ladbroke
     
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  19. JimHerriot

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    Absolutely! Post war wishful thinking at best. I'd like to find/see any evidence that dinghies were ever made available for Wacos, let alone carried on either training or ops.
     
  20. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    They were certainly made available (and used) in the Horsas during Op Turkey Buzzard. As far as I’m aware the passengers in Wacos on Op Ladbroke had to make do with inflatable life preservers
     

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