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  • Sq/L Scramble.
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Feb 2004
    • 482

    Build a Bomber in 24hrs WWII

    Very impressive

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11107561
    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings........
  • inkworm
    Rank outsider
    • Jan 2010
    • 1264

    #2
    Think there is an entire hour of it tomorrow night on BBC4 before First Light starting at 8.
    Push enough pixels around and it'll look like an aeroplane profile.

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    • JDK
      JDK
      Mr Tweed
      • Sep 2003
      • 8443

      #3
      It would be really cool if the 4+ threads on this specific topic* could be merged, to the benefit of all.

      *BBC's take on the 24 hr Wellybuild film.
      James K

      Looking and thinking...
      Vintage Aero Writer: Blog & Details

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      • Bruce
        Independent analyst
        • Jan 2000
        • 10219

        #4
        I can only see two, and I've closed the other one!


        Bruce

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        • JDK
          JDK
          Mr Tweed
          • Sep 2003
          • 8443

          #5
          Originally posted by Bruce View Post
          I can only see two, and I've closed the other one!
          The others I woz referring to were some time ago. Not to worry.
          James K

          Looking and thinking...
          Vintage Aero Writer: Blog & Details

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          • inkworm
            Rank outsider
            • Jan 2010
            • 1264

            #6
            Wouldn't it just be a good idea to have a single sticky thread that just lists all the historical aviation related stuff that is due on any tv or radio channel but just limit it to posting up program details and times/dates without the chatter?

            I saw two and must confess I completely forgot about the old thread JDK, sorry
            Push enough pixels around and it'll look like an aeroplane profile.

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            • JDK
              JDK
              Mr Tweed
              • Sep 2003
              • 8443

              #7
              Originally posted by inkworm View Post
              I saw two and must confess I completely forgot about the old thread JDK, sorry
              Just to be clear, I wasn't waggling a finger, just getting all the same into one place might help.
              James K

              Looking and thinking...
              Vintage Aero Writer: Blog & Details

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              • piston power!
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jul 2009
                • 570

                #8
                Wellington LN 514. 24hr to build.

                Just watched a interesting program of life building a wellington bomber during the war through the eyes of women workers in the factory.

                LN514 was built in just under 24hrs from start to finish & they saw it take to the sky what happened in it's service career?

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                • pagen01
                  St Mawganphile
                  • Aug 2007
                  • 10711

                  #9
                  Well that was fantastic! I did wonder how the BBC would turn the 24hr production of a bomber into a 1hr programme. It used excellent (and mostly relevant for a change!) footage plus looked into the wartime life of factory workers and aircrew alike, and appeared to be well researched.
                  Even Max Hastings was amiable and it was very moving at the end.
                  http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=...t=most_popular

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                  • Atcham Tower
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2005
                    • 780

                    #10
                    Went to No 19 OTU at Kinloss and was eventually scrapped in 1948, quite possibly at the MU on the other side of Hawarden airfield from where she was built.

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                    • Alan Clark
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2005
                      • 817

                      #11
                      19 OTU? They flew Whitleys. I'd have thought 20 OTU just down the road at Lossie.
                      Peak District Air Accident Research

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                      • inkworm
                        Rank outsider
                        • Jan 2010
                        • 1264

                        #12
                        Be nice to see the original documentary in its entirety
                        Push enough pixels around and it'll look like an aeroplane profile.

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                        • Moggy C
                          Moderator
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 20534

                          #13
                          I think we did see all, or most of it.

                          It was an amazing programme. I hadn't set the PVR to record it and now I am kicking myself for not having done so. The insight into the relentless life that the civies lived in those days, 12 hour shifts, Eight in the morning to eight in the evening, six days a week for years. We just have no idea these days when a couple of 7pm sessions in the office make us feel we are slaving.

                          So sad too that the Wimpy pilot, Sgt R D 'Tiny' Cooling, died before it aired.

                          Moggy
                          "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                          • PanzerJohn
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Aug 2008
                            • 765

                            #14
                            That was really good, esp as they were able to find a good number of the builders.

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                            • Atcham Tower
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Mar 2005
                              • 780

                              #15
                              19 OTU according to A-B serials. The unit started to re-equip with Wellingtons in Aug 1944 so maybe it went into storage for a while? Or else some of its history is missing.

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                              • NickB
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2004
                                • 647

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Moggy C View Post
                                I think we did see all, or most of it.

                                So sad too that the Wimpy pilot, Sgt R D 'Tiny' Cooling, died before it aired.

                                Moggy
                                Yes, I agree Moggy. It was a sad end to a very interesting programme.

                                Blue skies...
                                BOLTER, BOLTER FULL POWER! Keith, if he bolts again we'll have to divert him to St Mawgan

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                                • Alan Clark
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2005
                                  • 817

                                  #17
                                  Yeah, I guess it could have hung around at an MU for a year or so before being issued when 19 OTU began to re-equip.
                                  Peak District Air Accident Research

                                  www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk

                                  Aircraft Wrecks: The Walker's Guide

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                                  • Manston Airport
                                    Fokker Crazy
                                    • Jul 2005
                                    • 4798

                                    #18
                                    If we can build brand new Steam locos (Tornado) then we could do it to a Wellington ??
                                    Looking forward to the 2010 airshow Season

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                                    • JDK
                                      JDK
                                      Mr Tweed
                                      • Sep 2003
                                      • 8443

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by inkworm View Post
                                      Be nice to see the original documentary in its entirety
                                      I thought that's what was on You Tube? Certainly looks like it.
                                      James K

                                      Looking and thinking...
                                      Vintage Aero Writer: Blog & Details

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                                      • Smith
                                        EE147
                                        • May 2004
                                        • 1336

                                        #20
                                        YouTube link

                                        Originally posted by JDK View Post
                                        I thought that's what was on You Tube? Certainly looks like it.
                                        Could you post a link please James?

                                        TaVM, D
                                        Last edited by Smith; 15th September 2010, 01:00. Reason: @ work, no YouTube access
                                        never fear, Smith is here

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