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A little something I picked up rather cheap.

Article about: I was having a look around a second-hand book stall at the Stars and Stripes show at RAF Burtonwood last Sunday when I came across this rather interesting note book. Every ink drawing carrie

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    I was having a look around a second-hand book stall at the Stars and Stripes show at RAF Burtonwood last Sunday when I came across this rather interesting note book. Every ink drawing carries a full description of the aircraft. Judging by the information given, I would assume this was done in the early stages of WW2. And the cost of this little treasure? Just a single pound!

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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    I like that Steve!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    There's a lot of time and effort gone into that for a quid! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    I'm betting it was done by a schoolboy, aircraft spotting was THE hobby for many young lads prior to, and throughout the war. This must be just pre war i'd imagine as all the aircraft date from the mid to late 30's and all appear to be prototypes or 1st production marks. They've on the whole been copied from Air Ministry Press Office released photo's and others from 'Flight' and 'The Aeroplane'. Some of the aircraft can be traced by their serial numbers, like Gloster Gladiator K6131, the 3rd production aircraft that crashed 26/03/38 and was written off with no casualties, Hawker Henley TT III L3423 the 1st production light bomber/target tug, and Boulton Paul Defiant K8310, the 1937 prototype.

    A great pick up and bargain price too, excellent.


    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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    Wonderful find!!

    I love artwork!
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    A nice find!

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    I agree with Ned on this. When I looked through the book my first thought was that the pose of the aircraft look familiar, and the Wellington with the unit marking is fairly well known. there are very detailed descriptions for all the aircraft. But after the drawing of the Gladiator there are no more drawings - just descriptions and performance figures. The last entry is for the 'Supermarine Strangear reconnaissance flying boat. Not my spelling by the way!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    I think their super. What a cool find.
    Love the fixed pitch wooden props on the early Spit, Hurri and Gladiator.

    Congrats

    All the best

    Dave

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    great little find! love it
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    A nice little thing

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