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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2006, 11:05:12 pm »

Seriously though, my Fairmile B (the Pink Lady) as she has kindly become to be known, is now on display for a Veterans Union for the day. I think all the Veterans decided to stay at home - as its gone very cold here and pouring with rain here.? ?I have spent more time this afternoon explaining about the importance of these craft to the younger generation who didnt have any knowledge of the St Nazaire Raid.

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Sadly true Bluebird, it's the stuff they're taught in school about WW2, mostly about Adolf H and concentration camps apparently. I wasn't born until some time after the War ended, but I know quite a lot about it through books and some of the better TV programmes, which of course is how most of us really educate ourselves. Some months ago, Jeremy Clarkson did an excellent BBC2 programme on the Victoria Cross, best thing he's done since that one on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He told the story of the unimaginable bravery of an officer in the Staffordshires who won a VC at Arnhem, and finally explained that the man had been his wife's father. He'd collected his medal from the King at Buckingham Palace, and had been so sickened by his experiences and the friends he had lost, that he deliberately left it in a pub ashtray on his way home. He never talked about his wartime experiences, and it was only after his death that anyone, even his own wife & children, found out about his VC and what he'd been awarded it for. All a bit off topic, many of my posts are I'm afraid, but much of the story appeared in today's Sunday Times, written by Mrs Clarkson, the hero's daughter. There's a link below, have a look, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Now that man never scored a goal for England, but he was a hero in the truest sense of the word.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-2239811,00.html


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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2006, 02:12:24 am »

Hey, anmo, that J. Clarkson documentary wacked me in the same way as you. You're right - it did indeed make for excellent viewing. After watching, the only word that popped into my bonce was, "Respect!". Thing is though, I'm a bit miffed to admit that I still don't know the man's name. Can you help me out here?
Yeah, it's a bit off-topic, but thanks for raising the subject.
What do you know of Percy Topliss?

Bluebird, not only do you build heap good boat, you obviously know your beanz. And summer, my friend, has gone for another year.
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« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2007, 12:44:01 am »

Hi all,

digging an 'old topic up' for those who can receive BBC Channels Sunday night (18 March 2007) there is going to be (hopefully) televised a re-enactment of the Raid on St Nazaire at 8.00 p.m. g.m.t. AND hopefully it is near as can be to the actual raid - not the typical BBC near-enough but truth.  Models etc. we will see...HMS Campbelltown and the Motor Launches.

See what its like we can only hope its good.

its again done by Jeremy Clarkson but as a side laugh I do know in one part Jeremy got a dam good soaking  ;D

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2012, 04:26:19 pm »

J ohn, still the speedy boat (raf launch) now my son wants a vessel ,but an MTB just an ofchance you might know of one.?Chris Brook,Bomberflyer.
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« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2013, 07:23:11 pm »

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« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2013, 07:26:55 pm »

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« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2013, 07:30:40 pm »

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« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2013, 07:45:13 pm »

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« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2013, 10:33:20 pm »

Another STUNNING build WOW
 
 
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« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2013, 10:33:31 pm »

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2013, 10:43:45 pm »

Thanks John,
Great work and very informative!
One question, forming the cowls did you use a doming block?
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« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2013, 12:08:53 am »

Hi ya I made a steel domed punch along with a steel ring which was the same diameter as the outside diameter of the vent ... I also used 20 thou thick brass shim to make the cowell.  The base ring was placed on a solid bit o wood the brass sheet was placed on the top and then the rounded punch was placed in the centre and hit with a big hammer ... later found if I squeezed the two together in a vice instead of the hammer. got a better result.
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« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2013, 12:12:49 am »

Have a look a pic to see steel rings n punches also plasticard works well ... warm plasticard first.   John
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