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AWL_Spinner
02-21-2004, 10:06 AM
19.15 on BBC2, before the Dunkirk Veterans programme, is a piece on the last surviving member of No.1 Squadron, from the time of it's 1939 placement in the Battle of France. Should be fascinating.

Just noticed this in the TV listings, one not to miss.

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AWL_Spinner
02-21-2004, 10:06 AM
19.15 on BBC2, before the Dunkirk Veterans programme, is a piece on the last surviving member of No.1 Squadron, from the time of it's 1939 placement in the Battle of France. Should be fascinating.

Just noticed this in the TV listings, one not to miss.

Cheers, Spinner

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Taylortony
02-21-2004, 10:48 AM
Cool, thought the last one was last night, i nearly missed it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thank you so much

nutt3r
02-21-2004, 11:18 AM
thanx mate ill watch it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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AWL_Spinner
02-21-2004, 11:50 AM
Taylortony - the last of the three part dramatisations was last night, tonight is the turn of the veterans to speak for themselves.

Re: times, it's 19:25, not 19:15 with the Dunkirk thing following after. Sorry!

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SeaFireLIV
02-21-2004, 12:35 PM
Gah! Just got it on TV, wish i`d kept my eye on the TV times! Looks like some PC graphics used as well (looks strangely CFS3-ish... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif)

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No601_Zulu
02-21-2004, 12:39 PM
AWL_Spinner

Thanks just read your post and switched on BBC2 and just caught it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

p1ngu666
02-21-2004, 02:38 PM
bugger, was air racing

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MB_Avro
02-21-2004, 05:51 PM
I saw the programme thanks to this post.

Great to hear the Hurricane pilot talk about his experiences in France May 1940....and he could speak French when he talked to the locals during the excavation of his plane from a French field after all these years.

Good part was when he visited the grave in France of an Australian 1.Squadron member who he had fond memories of...I think he had a silent tear...

These guys will soon be gone.

Mike_Green
02-21-2004, 08:06 PM
Nice programme - especially interesting if you've read Paul Richey's "Fighter Pilot" (and if you haven't, do so, asap!)

Did they say his hurri engine block was 9 feet down through solid chalk?! I was amazed they got out bits as big as they did - I thought it would have been completely shredded.

(And yes, I thought the computer graphics looked suspiciously CFS3-ish too. )

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-21-2004, 09:03 PM
Was not a bad series (few bits of the archive footage were from the pacific and I think a couple of sturmoviks made a showing acording to a friend ?!?)

Would be nice to see the beeb do something on our more successful campaign's like Pegasus Bridge but I guess we dont have the money over here.

If your looking for a good read I am just starting 'First Light' a biography by Geoffrey Wellum and so far its been a very good read. I checked him out on the RAF role of honour page for the BOB and found they had spelt his bloody name wrong!!

Sly_MaGill
02-21-2004, 10:56 PM
Is Paul Richey Still alive?

I've read his book, and am indeed in the process of reading it again, it is now much tattered and torn.

Xiolablu3
02-22-2004, 07:40 AM
Lol yes, on the Dunkirk dramatisation 2 sturmoviks were shown attacking the English troops on the Dunkirk beach :P

MAde me chuckle..

AWL_Spinner
02-22-2004, 08:11 AM
Glad some of you saw the programme, it was excellent. It's been great over these past few weeks seeing First Light author Geoffrey Wellum on Channel 4's Spitfire Ace, and last night some more information on the No.1 pilots featured in Paul Richey's Fighter Pilot.

Re: the CFS3 graphics, a shame the BBC graphics folk don't have access to Forgotten Battles - I'm sure many of us here could send some excellent tracks dramatising the events depicted.

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RevvinUK
02-22-2004, 08:38 AM
I think you'll find the graphics are from Warbirds III (http://www.totalsims.com/) a Warbirds player organised the use of the footage, he posted about it here (http://agw.warbirdsiii.com/bbs/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30371).

p1ngu666
02-22-2004, 08:45 AM
lol, they had rear gunners too didnt they? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Monty_Thrud
02-22-2004, 12:35 PM
Thanks for telling us Spinner...i would have missed that, thoroughly enjoyed it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Billy Drake what a man ,shot down 5 planes in the battle of france and 23 during WW2.

I enjoyed it that much i recorded quite a lot of it on my pc (got tv on it..which is nice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ),specially the shots of the WW2 footage and the restored Hurricane, only 5 left http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif compared to 50+ spitfires http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

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SeaFireLIV
02-22-2004, 12:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Lol yes, on the Dunkirk dramatisation 2 sturmoviks were shown attacking the English troops on the Dunkirk beach :P

MAde me chuckle..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did they? I missed one episode of the Dunkirk rescue, which I thought was excellent. Pity we Brits don`t have the budget to show more of the battles. At least we`ve had a go and shown a part of Dunkirk we didn`t know much about.

Some people might be critical of playing computer flight sims, but if the producer of that program had I`d bet he would`ve made sure Sturmoviks were edited out of attacks at Dunkirk.

Tut. tut. tut.

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AWL_Spinner
02-22-2004, 01:04 PM
Actually had a close up look at one of the remaining flying Hurris at Wanaka in New Zealand last year. Beautiful things up close.

Monty_Thrud - was interesting to see that chap with the warbird workshop on the Isle of Wight though, eh? Reckoned they'd provided parts for 42 of the 54 (?) flying Spitfires left in the world and they were working on a couple of new Hurricanes. Impressive!

Revvin_UK, cheers for the Warbirds link. Still say it would have looked better with Forgotten Battles http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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RevvinUK
02-22-2004, 01:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Revvin_UK, cheers for the Warbirds link. Still say it would have looked better with Forgotten Battles<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No argument there I love flying IL-2, not only because the flight and damage modelling is so good but for the fact that the graphics make it such an immersive sim. That being said Warbirds does have it's good points also but it's graphics don't compare to IL-2.