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    Recently it was the open day at a local aviation museum where I volunteer. The museum is always open, but this weekend some of us dressed up in uniforms, moved the aircraft out of the hangars, and gave tours. Here's a few pictures my dad snapped. I'm the idiot dressed as a pilot officer. Yes, the uniform is patched together from various uniforms, but the tunic and shorts are both genuine WWII.


    Before anyone says it; a number of veterans pointed out I'd be scrubbing toilets for a week for wearing dirty boots like that.

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    Now excuse me while I duck for cover as the hardcore reenactors rip on the uniforms we're wearing.

    Nitram

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    luv the outfit suites you sir suites you haha.looked a good day out,dave

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    Very nice.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Quote by Nitram View Post
    Recently it was the open day at a local aviation museum where I volunteer. The museum is always open, but this weekend some of us dressed up in uniforms, moved the aircraft out of the hangars, and gave tours. Here's a few pictures my dad snapped. I'm the idiot dressed as a pilot officer. Yes, the uniform is patched together from various uniforms, but the tunic and shorts are both genuine WWII.


    Before anyone says it; a number of veterans pointed out I'd be scrubbing toilets for a week for wearing dirty boots like that.

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    Now excuse me while I duck for cover as the hardcore reenactors rip on the uniforms we're wearing.

    Nitram
    I'll have a go!

    In no particular order:- Spitfire XI with a Fiat G91 in the hangar behind.

    Douglas Dakota DC-3 with a Bell huey wokka in the background.

    Hawker Hurricane II.

    Autogiro with a Beech 18 behind it and a DC3 behind that and a Hawker Sea Venom on the left rear.

    A nice Link trainer.

    A Triumph 500cc single (5H?) and sidecar and a Bofors AA gun.

    How'd I do?

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Cheers lads.

    Something you don't see everyday, especially outside of Malta is the Maltese rubble wall camouflage on the Norton bike, as well as the rubble wall camo helmet on it. The bike is owned by an old Maltese gentleman, and is not a regular display, he still drives it around!

    Nitram

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    Very nice! We have a Dak where I volunteer too.

    She'll be out and taxying this year!

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    I'll have a go!
    How'd I do?

    Regards, Ned.
    You did pretty well actually, except the bike is a Norton Two wheel drive, interestingly enough.

    Love the Dak Bluetwo, she looks great! I'd love a snap of the interior.

    The two here are in worse shape, as you can see, but the engines still run (I think!) on one of them.
    The Dak which is in one piece was built in 38 as a C-47 (has the approval plate in the cockpit), and post war flew supplies for the Dakar rally. Could use a spit shine though.


    Nitram

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    Great pictures It looks like a must visit museum !! You look good too in your period uniform

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Bluetwo View Post
    Very nice! We have a Dak where I volunteer too.

    She'll be out and taxying this year!
    Cool! We have one a couple of miles away also !

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Great photos mate, it looks like you had a great day!

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