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  • Goodbye Eric!

    It was announced on the BBC that the greatest pilot of them all has passed away aged 97.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brown_%28pilot%29



    Paul
    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
    All human ills he can subdue,
    Or with a bauble or medal
    Can win mans heart for you;
    And many a blessing know to stew
    To make a megloamaniac bright;
    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
    The Pixie is a little shite.

  • #2
    RIP 'Winkle' - In the words of 'High Flight', you have now eternally 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' and hopefully joined up with many of those flyers that have gone before.

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    • #3
      Well to mis use Grey's quote 'the lights are going out all over Europe'
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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      • #4
        An Amazing account...........doesn't seem humanly possible one man could accomplish so much.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jeffdoorgunnr View Post
          An Amazing account...........doesn't seem humanly possible one man could accomplish so much.
          Agreed. And to top it off, his house was hit by a V1!

          RIP to one of the most important aviators the world has known.
          ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

          BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

          BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
            It was announced on the BBC that the greatest pilot of them all has passed away aged 97.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brown_%28pilot%29



            Paul
            Add anothewr one to that Paul, Ken
            'By Horse by Tram'.


            I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
            " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post
              Agreed. And to top it off, his house was hit by a V1!

              RIP to one of the most important aviators the world has known.
              And you have to be bloody unlucky for that to happen!! lcm1
              'By Horse by Tram'.


              I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
              " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                Add anothewr one to that Paul, Ken
                Of course Ken

                His favourite :



                de Havilland Hornet F1

                http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.o...et/Hornet.html

                Paul
                ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                All human ills he can subdue,
                Or with a bauble or medal
                Can win mans heart for you;
                And many a blessing know to stew
                To make a megloamaniac bright;
                Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                The Pixie is a little shite.

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                • #9
                  Shouldn't this thread be consolidated with the one in WW2 on the same man?
                  Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                  Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                    Shouldn't this thread be consolidated with the one in WW2 on the same man?
                    Yup! I posted it here because 'Winkle' was prominent post-war too!

                    Paul
                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

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