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Just to keep people up to date . . . . . . . .
We are currently in the process of fixing a few problems with the site, and have been for a number of weeks now. I'd like to appologise for not giving any prior notice to the site going down. But we are hoping to have the site back up and running by the end of January.
Thank you for all the support we have recieved over recent weeks
A quick update . . . . . . . Bomber County Aviation Resource is now up and running
Nice looking web site Tigger - well done all! I like the idea of the aviation pubs tho'........... ;-)
Cheers Chris . . . . . . . as for the aviation pubs section . . . . it's a work in progress, well after all someone has to do it lol :wink:
Just had a look at your website .......VERY Impressive!
Keep up the good work.
The entire Incident Logs for Lincolnshire are now fully searchable on my web site (Bomber County Aviation Resource). The logs for the decoy/satellite airstrips from 1918-WWII will be added at a later date.
Will you put the link up again Tigger Bounce ?
Sorry about that
I hope i've posted this in the right section, if not i apologise.
We are currently starting a new image section on the site as a permanent tribute to those people who have sadly lost there live's whilst serving in the military. If anyone has any photo's off loved ones or relatives that lost there lives in a military aircraft accident within Lincolnshire, and you would like them on the site, then please get in touch. Please note you must also hold the copyright for the image.
We have now added a new section on the site entitled "lest we forget".
In this section you will find perminate tributes to aircrew personel that have sadly lost their lives in the county of Lincolnshire. The first person to be entered in this section is P/O Earl Wallace Mason, who was was sadly killed in his Hurricane in 1941, during an excercise. A big thank you must go to Mr Lee Mason for all his help, along with the rest of his family.
If anyone would like a relative/friend who was killed in a aircraft incident in the county adding to the section, then please feel free to contact me.
I hope I've posted this in the right section, if not I appologise . . . . .
I'm currently up dating the maps on my website in the "Heritage Airfield" section, so they appear like in the link below . . . . . .
My question is has anybody got any maps of any Lincolnshire Airfields as they appeared during WWII, that they would be prepared to email me for use as a reference, so I can amend the maps on my site correctly ?
Any help would be most appreciated
You could look for a copy of Willis & Hollis - Military Airfields
Be careful as some in that book included post-war features on the maps. I suspect because they also used the first 1" maps to show airfields to fill gaps in AIR 10/4039.
Hiya TB, you can download OLD OS maps from OS.....
Now thats a point. I hadn't thought of that . . . . . . cheers mate
Just to pick on one of your WWI 'landing grounds' Tydd St. Mary - it should best be described as a 6th Brigade Flight Station (Midland Area, Home Defence Group, 47th Wing). Also check your spelling.
It was a Home Defence Station for ‘B’ Flight of 51 Squadron
Squadron HQ: Marham
Personnel: officers: 7, NCOs: 3, Corporals: 2 & R&F: 39
Aircraft: FE 2b: 8
Aerodrome: 700yds by 650yds - 125 acres (3 acres occupied by station buildings).
HASL: 25ft, soil is sandy loam on clay.
Sheds: aeroplane sheds - 60ft by 130ft: 2.
Cheers mate, I'll add Tydd St Mary to the list of things to do
Hi TB, is this any use?
A quick update on whats happening on the website. Work is about to begin on the book and dvd that we've planned to do, and all the microfilm reels have been bought for the research. Work on updating the airfield/landing ground histories has also started, but will very shortly come to a halt due to a lack of time.
Appeal time . . . . . . So with this mind, I'm currently looking for someone who may be interested in helping us out and carrying on researching and writing the remaining histories for the website. If anyone is interested either pm me on here or contact me via the BCAR website.
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