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Featured Daks Over Normandy - Duxford event (Image Heavy) 4th June

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Andrewmap, Jun 11, 2019 at 8:28 AM.

  1. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    The following are images from the Duxford event - 4th & 5th of June - which started on June 2nd and ended on June 5th when the whole of the DC3/C47 aircraft departed for Normandy (did not witness this as due to some operational constraint the departure was delayed by an hour and we had to drive home before this occured).

    June 4th was a windy, damp day, but some flying took place although the planned parachute drop did not take place.
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    And we were treated to the wonderful sight and sounds of the Dakota's taking off and landing.
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    After landing the 'troops' emptied out of their aircraft and walked past the crowd line (I think they were as disappointed at not having jumped as the crowd was).
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    Slowly the weather worsened but several fighters put on a good show regardless (by this time I spent more time wiping rain off the lens as I did taking pictures).
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    Despite the weather, I would not have missed seeing this for anything.
     

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  2. Avondale87

    Avondale87 Tasmania Subscribing Member

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    Apr 20, 2019
    Tasmania
    fantastic photos of a great event
    Thanks for posting.

    Did you see the old bloke who jumped again? I saw him on the TV - awesome.
    A 97-year-old D-Day veteran was part of an air invasion on a Normandy beach again, 75 years after he first hit the beach.
     
  3. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    Please see part 2! we got to shake his hand!
     
  4. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    @barry13@barry13 Wow, thanks for the front page: honoured!
     
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  5. StephenB

    StephenB Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 29, 2018
    Somerset UK
    Steve

    Well deserved :) 

    Great shots, Martin. I particularly like the one of the plane in the air shot through the prop of the plane on the ground.
     
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  6. Avondale87

    Avondale87 Tasmania Subscribing Member

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    Apr 20, 2019
    Tasmania
    Thanks. I missed that (obviously).
    What a privilege and experience.
    Really enjoying the narrative and photos here
     
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  7. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    Lovely pics!
     
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  8. Great to see these on the homepage.
     
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