W/O. G.K.E. Martin, DFC RAAF 609 Sqn Evader

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by brithm, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Georgia - there is a size limit to files being uploaded - I think its 2 Mb, that may be the problem you are encountering

    TD
     
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  2. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    Georgia

    Thanks for your reply and info.

    I look forward to seeing the photos if you manage to get them uploaded. If you still have trouble I am happy to give you my email address as it might be easier to send direct.

    I am a member of a charity whose aim is to put a Typhoon back in the air by the 80th D-Day aniversery as a flying memorial to all Typhoon pilots and ground crew. The panel from your fathers plane will be used to provide information for the rebuild. It will then be placed in the heritage centre we propose to build as part of the project as a permanent display with you grandfathers story. More details of the project can be seen at www.hawkertyphoon.com

    Andy
     
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  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Would love to see them here Georgia as well.
     
  4. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    Georgia

    Sorry I did not reply to your question about the panel.

    It is now in the UK at our charities base. I will upload some photos later but need to reduce the size of 2mb is the max.

    I stumbled across it in a shop during my visit to Normandy last week.

    Andy
     
  5. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    Georgia

    Photos of panel below as promised.

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    This is not your grandfathers plane but demonstrates where the panel was fitted on the plane. It’s the panel just in front of the windscreen that looks like it’s come loose. It covers the oil tank.


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    This is the serial No MN697 that has been stencilled on the inside of the panel that identified it as from your grandfathers plane

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    The hole for the oil filler cap can be seen on this side.

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    Will your Aunt be travelling to the UK when she travels? If she is I would be happy to meet her and show the panel at our base. This is in Uckfield East Sussex just south of London Gatwick Airport.

    Andy
     
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  6. Georgia

    Georgia Member

    Thanks Andy - I will tell my Aunt and pass on your details as I know she would love to see this - as would I - maybe I can tag along!
     
  7. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    Georgia

    I would be pleased to meet you as well and show you around. So that your Aunt can contact me about her visit my email is andrew (at) hawkertyphoon.com

    Did you have any joy with the photos of the serial plat and newspaper article?

    Andy
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Andy - this is a public forum watched over by bots etc so I would suggest you change the @ symbol above to AT, or even better if you use the conversation option to send private details to other members, it helps protect yourself

    TD

    edited this post after 13 minutes
     
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  9. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    TD
    Thanks for the advice. I am new to this public forum world. I don’t think I can change it now as 5mins has expired but I will know next time.
    Thanks
    Andy
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    The option to 'edit' your post has disappeared? odd as I can still edit my post

    TD
     
  11. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    It was there after I had read your post but when I clicked on it it said I could not edit as more than 5 mins had expired?
    Andy
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Edited it for you after heads up from TD
     
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  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Error in posting.
     
  14. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    Thanks Owen and TD
     
  15. Georgia

    Georgia Member

    Hi - no I'm waiting for my son to come home so he can help me, but I did write all the info down for you - did you get that? Now that I have your email address I will send them straight to you and also pass it on to my Aunt (her name is Chris). Thanks
     
  16. Asb62

    Asb62 Member

    Georgia
    Thanks can confirm I got your post with the details of the plaque which were very helpful.
    I look forward to speaking to Chris.
    Andy
     

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