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Look what landed in York today!!

Article about: This week sees 7 days of celebrations in York to commemorate the French airmen who flew Halifax bombers from RAF Elvington during WW2. Between June 1944 and October 1945 the Free French bomb

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    Nice one Mat

    Pop into the Hilton and ask for me Nick Taylor and I'll stand you a coffee!!

    Nick
    Only just saw this now I'm back- thanks for the offer! I hope you enjoyed your visit. I went to see the Hurricane, and my friend allowed me to go off to see the fly-past on thursday morning! I'd have quite liked to have been at the lecture and the ceremony, but as I mentioned I was there to see my friend. Definitely some good timing there though.

    Here's pictures of me by the Hurricane, and then the fly past.

    Mat
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    And I picked these up while there!

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    Bloody Starbucks get everywhere!






    p.s. Nice pics guys!

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    Great pics Mat! Looks like you had a good day

    It was a great flypast ! There have been stories in the local paper from the French veterens, it a has been fascinating reading ! Particularly how they played hard around York between missions!

    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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    very nice pictures i was in slaithwaite at the time now i know what that noise was
    wish id gone to york now as well

    tom

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    Great pics Mat! Looks like you had a good day

    It was a great flypast ! There have been stories in the local paper from the French veterens, it a has been fascinating reading ! Particularly how they played hard around York between missions!

    Nick
    Thanks! It didn't cross my mind to check the local papers for related articles, I can imagine there were some interesting stories though! One of my neighbours served in the RAF during the war and was stationed in York for some time, and he's told me of some of the things he got up to... including him and his friends 'borrowing' a truck, after finding one on their way back from a night of drinking! He drove it down to the river Ouse, before they took it back. It was returned in one piece, which is impressive considering it was also the first time he had driven anything! He said it was being investigated by the RAF police, but they never found out who was involved, and he was transferred to somewhere else in the country shortly after. He said it was the only thing he regrets doing!

    Mat

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    very nice pictures i was in slaithwaite at the time now i know what that noise was
    wish id gone to york now as well

    tom
    You just found a Japanese pistol for 35, you can't have all the luck!! Haha

    Mat

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    You just found a Japanese pistol for 35, you can't have all the luck!! Haha

    Mat
    lol

    tom

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    Missed this thread...
    Thank you for honoring the memory of these crazy french pilots.
    It had surely been a hard time for the young beauties in York,ha ha ha ...

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    This film will be worth seeing ! One for you Seb !

    Story of wartime raid wins top film award (From York Press)

    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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