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    Has anyone else experienced this? At the end of the showing in my local Windmill Cinema at Littlehampton spontaneous applause broke out at the back and rippled through to the front. The audience was mainly elderly.

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    Not quite, but I did experience a certain amount of patriotic pride by the end of the film.
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    I didn't realise there was anything left of ML417?
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    I didn't realise there was anything left of ML417?
    Has something happened to it in recent times since the 2008 incident?

    Mark
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    After watching it in 2D, it appears there is an IMAX theatre in the adjacent Milton Keynes.

    I decided I would treat myself to a second viewing at the 10:00 morning show today.

    Eerily the theatre was empty and I was the only customer.

    The impact of the Imax technology on the aerial sequences was significant and I was extremely impressed with the HE111 modelling A2A.

    ...ah yes the broomstick.

    Mark

    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    Hi All,
    Well here is the finished painting, looks like that drooping outer starboard wing has gone do you think somebody told him ?.... None the less a
    lovely picture from one of the masters of Aviation Art....



    Below are comments/replies from Marks facebook page about the claim the RAF where not over Dunkirk, IMHO puts it to bed, they were there!..

    Tony Goodchild I have been reliably informed by a friend of mine who's father was at Dunkirk that there were NO Spitfires flying over the
    beaches so the pictures look good but inaccurate. - 1 · 15 August at 16:44

    Mark Postlethwaite GAvA RAF squadrons were tasked with mounting patrol lines usually from Calais - Dunkirk or Dunkirk - Furnes. There
    was no radar control so they simply engaged enemy aircraft whenever they came across them. Many combats therefore took place over Dunkirk
    itself from 20,000ft down to ground level. As a result, around a dozen RAF fighters ended up on the beaches along with several German aircraft,
    most of which we have photographic evidence of. - 6 · 16 August at 06:16

    Scott Brownlee The capacity for folk to pitch hearsay against experts is continuously astounding, from Moon landings and climate change,
    to Spitfire paintings. Nice work on the painting and I applaud the "making of.." films. I've seen a few artists do time-lapse and I think it finally brings
    the artistry - the magic - to life in a new way. - 3 · 16 August at 16:02

    Gazza TheHutt Mark Postlethwaite GAvA Hi Mark, great painting of the spits over Dunkirk! Are your prints a standard size that are easy to
    source a frame for? I'm looking to get one for my father's seventieth birthday next month. Thanks, Gary Page. - 18 August at 03:08

    Andy Mac Robert Taylor painted an engagement between Me110s and the late Bob Stanford-Tuck sometime in the 1980s. It was endorsed
    and, signed by him. One of the great aces of Fighter Command. There were a number of Squadrons flying over Dunkirk. - 19 August at 10:14

    Mark Postlethwaite GAvA All the print dimensions are listed under the Additional Information tab on the website's product page. Most people
    add a mount to the print which means you should then be able to fit a standard sized frame. However, I'd guess around 90% of purchasers use a
    professional framer to handle all this for them. - 19 August at 14:16

    Geoff.
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    That is gorgeous!
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    Re: Mark12's post with the Heinkel - it still astonishes me that a lot of people believe that is CGI.
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    Is it not CGI then?
    Have YOU used the "Will it be at Legends" joke yet today?

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    Image Mark Rutley:-
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    Richard Davies image....
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    Nice! The large scale models looked very good on film. I was watching them quite intently on the IMAX screen, trying to spot any gaffs. Worked very well all in all.
    Have YOU used the "Will it be at Legends" joke yet today?

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    Hi All,
    Why do a lot RC Aircraft only use a two bladed prop rather than a three ? Is it something to do with the torque ?

    Geoff.

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    No idea, but I have seen an R/C Spit 24 with a 5-blader!
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    Love Mark's painting.

    Info from 609 (WR) Sqdn Form 540 ORB:

    Northolt. 30.5.40. A really fine achievement on the part of these men led by Flight Sergeant Evans who worked unceasingly through day and night to get our aircraft armoured. By 12:00 hours today 13 aircraft were finished.
    The order to stand by for action over the French Coast has been received from Group Captain Vincent during the previous night and at 12:00 hours the following 12 pilots took off for the first rendezvous at Biggin Hill to form up with the other Squadrons and prepare the plan of action.
    Red Section Green Section Yellow Section Blue Section
    F/Lt D. Persse-Joynt F/O I.BN. Russell. F/O Howell. F/Lt P.H. Barran
    F/O G.D. Ayre P/O C.N. Overton F/O J. Dawson F/O S.G. Beaumont
    F/O A.R. Edge S/Ldr MT Avent F/O J.C. Dundas F/O J.C. Gilbert
    It is felt to be an honour to the Squadron to be chosen for such an important task as this one of covering the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. The attached Intelligence Report covers the day’s operations from which it will be seen that Flying Officer G.D. Ayre was killed. He apparently ran out of petrol and must have spun in on his approach to force land in the grounds of an explosive works at Oakley near Harwich. Flying Officer J.C. Dundas force landed at Frinton and damaged a mainplane. Flying Officer F.J. Howell also force landed nearby but refuelled and returned undamaged to Northolt. (Appendix "D.”)

    Northolt. 31.5.40. Squadron received orders to rendezvous at North Weald at 12:30 hours and stand by at 30 minutes availability. The attached Intelligence Report covers both patrols, the first at 14.00 hours when the Squadron took the top patrol at 20,000 feet, the second at 19.00 hours when the Squadron were on patrol with a Squadron of Defiants at 10,000 feet with an above guard from No. 111 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant D. Persse-Joynt is missing from the first patrol, and Flying Officer J.C. Gilbert from the second. Sergeant Bennett is thought to have come down in the sea near Dover and been picked up by a boat, which was directed to him by Flying Officer I.BN. Russell.
    The Squadron can claim quite definitely the following:
    3 Heinkel 111.
    2 Me.109's.
    1 Do.17.
    In addition the following are Probable but not confirmed:
    1 or 2 Heinkels 111.
    1 Ju.88.
    Sergeant Bennett's report is not yet in.
    Sections:
    First Patrol:
    Red Section: Yellow Section: Blue Section: Green Section:
    F/Lt D. Persse-Joynt. F/O F.J. Howell. F/O J.C. Gilbert. F/O P. Drummond-Hay.
    F/O I.BN. Russell. F/O J. Dawson. Sgt Bennett. F/O A.J. Blayney.
    P/O C.N. Overton. F/O J.C. Dundas. P/O J.R. Buchanan.
    Second Patrol:
    Red Section: Blue Section: Yellow Section:
    F/O I.BN. Russell. F/O P. Drummond-Hay. F/O F.J. Howell.
    P/O C.N. Overton. F/O J.C. Gilbert. F/O J. Dawson.
    Sgt Bennett. F/O J.R. Buchanan. F/O J.C. Dundas.
    NOTE: F/Lt P.H. Barran could not take-off and F/O A.J. Blayney had to return with engine trouble. Neither took part in the day’s operations. (Appendix "E.”)

    Gordon Sudworth
    Flying Officer, Adjutant,
    For S/Leader, Commanding,
    No. 609 Squadron, Northolt.

    Northolt. 1/6/40. The Squadron was again called upon to help in protecting the BEF evacuation. Two patrols were made but very little enemy activity was encountered. The attached combat report cover the engagements of Red Section (first patrol) and Yellow Section (second patrol). Flying Officer Russell and Flying Officer Dawson are Missing. The Squadron can claim one Me.110 Definite and severe Damage to two Heinkels. The Sections were composed as follows:
    1st Patrol "Red" 2nd Patrol "Yellow"
    Flying Officer Russell. Flying Officer Howell.
    Flying Officer Edge. Flying Officer Dawson.
    Flying Officer Dundas.
    Flying Officer Russell has been recommended by Group Captain Vincent for the DFC Since May 13th he has shot down 11 E/A confirmed and 6 more unconfirmed, and further effected the rescue of a pilot from the sea. (Appendix "A.”)

    Northolt. 2/6/40. One Flight was sent to Gravesend at 14.00 hours; original intention was to patrol Thames Estuary - the order was subsequently changed to patrol Dunkirk from 19.00 to 20.00 hours. Only four aircraft were able to do the patrol (Flying Officer Drummond-Hay, Pilot Officer Bisdee, Pilot Officer Mitchell, Pilot Officer Appleby). The Squadron was detailed to provide an "above" guard for No. 72 Squadron and this guard proved very effective as No. 72 Squadron were able successfully to attack enemy bombers while the escorting enemy fighters which were above our Squadron did not dare to go down to the rescue. No. 609 Squadron were not engaged. All aircraft returned safely.

    Northolt. 3/6/40. No news has been received of Sergeant Bennett who, it was thought, had been rescued from the Channel a few miles from Dover. The Squadron was not sent on any operational patrols. It is learned that the Dunkirk evacuation is practically complete. In view of the emergency North Weald and Northolt are now linked as a "four-Squadron" Sector (No. 92 Squadron has come to Northolt). This sector has to have one Squadron at Readiness, two at 15 minutes availability and one at 30 minutes availability. This means that the Squadron never gets a release day and is constantly on the Station from dawn until dusk.

    Footnote:

    Northolt. 8/6/40. Sergeant Bennett is in Leavesden Emergency Hospital, Abbots Langley. He was in fact picked up by the Minesweeper "Playboy" and taken to this hospital
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    Aeroplane Monthly, out on the 14th of this month, features the second part of a feature on the Dunkirk filming. Looking forward to that. Yet am I the only one wondering why Flypast has so far not covered the BTS? This is not meant as a criticism, I buy Flypast regularly, (The October issue, out today, is a corker) merely an observation. Although I'm guessing it has something to do with Aeroplane Monthly having some exclusivity over covering the film.

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    The Dunkirk movie has been extensively covered in Britain at War for the last year and continues to be. This month an article on the original movie re-mastered.

    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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    Hi All,
    Just as a follow up to his Dunkirk painting time lapse videos Pt's 1&2 (Ref Posts 493 & 499) somebody suggested he show the complete painting in
    a single time lapsed video so here it is...



    Geoff.

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    According to Wikipedia, the film has grossed over $500million worldwide since its release.
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    This will make Mark12 drool... from

    http://spiritinthesky.co.uk/aircraft-news-and-events/


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    I wonder if the DVD will be released in time for Christmas lists

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    18th of December.

    And yes, I have mine on pre-order....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT
    This will make Mark12 drool.
    It certainly did the first time I saw it.

    See post 478:-
    https://forum.keypublishing.com/show...nd-Chat/page16

    Mark
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    Hi All,
    Just an update for Mark Pothelswaite second of his Dunkirk inspired trilogy no video this time just the finished article still looks good IMPO....

    Available to purchase via:-http://www.posart.com/product/hurricanes-over-dunkirk/


    Geoff.

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