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jaymac

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Short Sunderland
« on: January 25, 2016, 07:32:40 pm »

 This Thursday on Movies for Men   it is showing the Short Sunderland 1800hrs
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 11:34:10 pm »

This Thursday on Movies for Men   it is showing the Short Sunderland 1800hrs


Check your time ? says 06.00 to 07.15 ( AM ) on my guide , and my recorder's not picking it up . . . .
Bill
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 08:46:15 am »

Well spotted Bill but in the radio times it definitely says 6PM Typo on their part though it is the first film in the list and I thought perhaps they dont start till evening.Anyroad it is showing in the  onscreen menu on  freeview terrestial TV as 0600 thurs 28th  and accepting record on sky
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 09:47:24 am »

Yeah, I've got one of those BUSH HD freeview recorders , it's got a mind of it's own & it never acknowledged the selection , even tho' it's flagged up . . . we'll see
Bill
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 12:43:37 pm »

BT Box 6AM on thursday  :-)
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 02:40:27 pm »

 %%  the recorder worked ! !
What a great little film, I see Kermit Weeks has the last flying Sunderland at Fantasy Of Flight , they closed last year , wonder what became of her ?
The aircrew interviews were an insight of the way it was , I liked the explanation of why they carried pigeon's aboard , according to an ex captain it was to enable accurate navigation , the Navigator would plot the course on a map , stand a pigeon on the table & if it nodded the position was correct  {-) 
Donitz ordered the U Boat crews to duke it out on the surface with the Sunderlands , they were getting nailed if they dived . . . .
Thanks for that , good spot.
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2016, 02:55:39 pm »

I remember the last flying Short Sandringham flying at one of the last Fleetlands Open Days in Gosport, about twenty five years ago ( good grief!). Big, slow and with a turning circle that seemed to be a good couple of miles. What a wonderful sight :-) .
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 03:19:31 pm »

One of my greatest memories flying from West Freugh as an Air Cadet (137 Sqdn I think) out over Ireland and the Atlantic in a Sunderland. Used the Elsan and helped to fry bacon on the cooker.  The interior was massive to a small lad.  Must try to see this programme.
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 06:11:54 pm »

I liked the capability to slide the underwing depth charge racks inboard to reload!
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 08:59:28 pm »

One of my greatest memories flying from West Freugh as an Air Cadet (137 Sqdn I think) out over Ireland and the Atlantic in a Sunderland. Used the Elsan and helped to fry bacon on the cooker.  Must try to see this programme.


My god, the R A F were cunning in those days . . . .their only just starting to use waste reclamation gases now . . .   %%   {-)   hope you WASHED your hands after BOTH events ! !
If only under hull air injection had been thought of then , we might still be using seaplanes . . .
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Re: Short Sunderland
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 10:18:53 pm »

Maybe it was in reverse order but I don't remember a handwash basin  :embarrassed:
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