Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Not bad for our pokey little seaside resort!

    I'm down the Yacht Club end of the beach most mornings, and it's just appeared from beneath the sands. I shall be off on mi' bicycle for an investigate...

    https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/n...merges-4165555

    I'm going to have a root around to see wot I can find out about the aircraft and it's crew.

    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

  • #2
    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

    Comment


    • #3
      Any idea of whether anything can/will now be salvaged from the plane?

      I'm not familiar with any Beaufighter restorations going on but maybe parts could also be used for Beauforts and perhaps Blenheims and Bolingbrokes restorations? They look similar and all made by Bristol.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Canuckster View Post
        Any idea of whether anything can/will now be salvaged from the plane?
        Something was salvaged from the aircraft. One of the benefits of having friends in low places, memento from the wreck area before the big bang…

        todizfdzaqxjj2svoa1pypjzldd78rdg.jpg


        eb3h6pzr5u9cwjjhxoxrpjyhi2n25e4h.jpg

        424rmidln7ni2xyvncw3yfeg9ifcm0i8.jpg

        vv00799due6oy1cjoz4b3awwkavmpboe.jpg

        I have a pal who works for the Coastguard, he says there are at least another four wrecks of WW2 aircraft in the area, one of which are the remains of a Swordfish. They appear and disappear every now and again at the whim of the sea.
        As for rebuilds, this one's coming along nicely...




        The long toll of the brave
        Is not lost in darkness
        Over the fruitful earth
        And athwart the seas
        Hath passed the light of noble deeds
        Unquenchable forever.

        Comment


        • #5
          Those Hispano rounds have been fired, so probably not from JM333?

          I wonder if some enterprising 'souvenir hunter' did help themselves to a belt (drum?) of 20mm, I guess that's why the RN was so quick to dispose of it.

          Comment


          • #6
            Yep, the 20mm has been fired. We've collected several of them over the last two years while walking the area. All the cases have the same dint on the end. Just across the road from the Monument to the North Coates Strike Wing is the RAF Club. One of the old lads told me the telltale dint was made by the Beau's cartridge ejector system which gave 'em a fair old whack to clear the underside of the kite.
            I'm trying to find out if JM333's crew went on to survive the war. Not much luck at the moment as everywhere's still in lockdown.

            The long toll of the brave
            Is not lost in darkness
            Over the fruitful earth
            And athwart the seas
            Hath passed the light of noble deeds
            Unquenchable forever.

            Comment

            Latest Topics

            Collapse

            Working...
            X