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Paul Francis
14-09-2010, 13:36
Took a visit to DORIS today and was rather shocked to find car parking charges at 2.50 for three hours or 3.50 for six hours.

The second shock of the day, was that the old aperture card reader and printer has been replaced with a brand new scanner / computer and ink jet printer. For those of you who were familar with the old machine you may find the new one a little more difficult to use at first (you have to set up contrast and neg / poss first before you scan) but once you get the hang of it - its fine). The advantage is that its possible to only print a small area at high magnification as this was not possible with the old machine.

I cant help thinking though, that the whole process take about three times as long to the old method. Furthermore, the system is begging for the entire collection to be scanned and saved to disk, thus doing away with the scanner.

PNK
14-09-2010, 20:41
What are the aperture cards and what do they hold on them? I think you mentioned them before but I seem to have the memory of a thing that has a very short memory.

buccaneer66
14-09-2010, 21:23
Sounds like microfilm aperture cards, we had cards about 3x6" with a film mounted in one end so you can use them in a viewer/reader.

Paul Francis
14-09-2010, 21:46
They are 35mm neg or pos images of airfield site plans mounted into aperture cards which are then magnified and printed at A3 or A2.

David Thompson
14-10-2010, 14:18
I've just received some airfield plans that I ordered and noticed on the invoice that the location of 'Hendon' has been dropped from the museum address and that the museum is now know , or would like to be known , as the Royal Air Force Museum London . I don't mind the latter but I think it's wrong for the museum to drop the name of its historic location ?

PNK
14-10-2010, 18:23
Just gone to check on the stuff I recieved yesterday. No Hendon, even in the address! Just a thought, is that area actually called Hendon or is it Colindale? Might explain the address bit.

Denis
14-10-2010, 18:57
Jim C and I were there a couple of weeks ago and were also intrigued by the new car parking charges. Still, the DORIS staff were as helpful as could be wished for.
We also got on quite well with the new printer!

Carnaby
14-10-2010, 19:15
Just a thought, is that area actually called Hendon or is it Colindale? Might explain the address bit.
You know I like a challenge Peter. Found that:

Hendon is a suburb of London and a Borough Constituency. It is in the London Borough of Barnet.Hendon School, Middlesex University, and the Hendon Times are in Hendon NW4
Hendon Police College is Colindale NW4
Hendon Golf Club is Mill Hill NW9
Hendon Mosque is in West Hendon NW9
Hendon Synagogue is in London NW4
Hendon Leisure Centre is in Brent Cross NW2

Some other sites give the RAFM address as Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London NW9 5LL

Found this:

To further confuse matters London is also divided into what are called Boroughs and Constituencies. A London Borough is basically a form of local government, raising local taxes and administering local services. So London postcodes divide London on a geographical basis for postal sorting while London Boroughs divide London by boundaries between local authorities (boroughs). London Boroughs have a larger area than London postcodes. London has 32 Boroughs.
A London Constituency, again different from postcodes and boroughs, is a an area drawn up to elect members to sit on the London AssemblyWe Brits know how to make things difficult.

Graham

PNK
14-10-2010, 23:00
The best thing is the continuing use of old counties. Many place in SE London still use Kent in the address when that ceased long ago. Middlesex is another one. All these predate the 1974 changes.

PETERTHEEATER
15-10-2010, 09:12
I was born in Mill Hill and played on the perimeter of the airfield as a boy.

My birth certificate (1940) states Mill Hill, Sub-District of Hendon an the County of Middlesex:)

PETERTHEEATER
30-06-2011, 07:23
RAFM - Help with identifying images

The Royal Air Force Museum is asking for help in identifying images donated to them from personal collections. Even if you can't help in that respect they are worth looking at:

WW1 aviation fans should enjoy this collection:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/sets/72157626264288654/?utm_source=I-send&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=London%20July%20News

PNK
30-06-2011, 08:46
You beat me to it! I got the email newsletter from them yesterday.

NJR
23-02-2012, 21:16
Phil Bonner from Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire has forwarded an email from RAFM asking for photo caption help. The images are on the link below, any ID's can be posted on here, adding a comment to the pic or direct to me for forwarding.

The link has over 100 pics but the airfield ones appear to be on the first page.

Link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/

P Bellamy
23-02-2012, 22:02
RNAS/RAF Cranwell:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6890734915_c868cc2be7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890734915/)
T608051-045 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890734915/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
23-02-2012, 22:15
Grantham:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6890759621_2cc1e44b2d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890759621/)
T608051-054 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890759621/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6890784715_47c28a6544_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890784715/)
T608051-161 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890784715/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6890782241_c2295397b0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890782241/)
T608051-154 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890782241/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6890781975_e6733c5f02_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890781975/)
T608051-153 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890781975/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6890767527_988128d941_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890767527/)
T608051-087 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890767527/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6890766709_b515c18252_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890766709/)
T608051-082 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890766709/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
23-02-2012, 22:23
Peterborough:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/6890780613_8fa308907e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890780613/)
T608051-145 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890780613/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6890780971_fd5106e711_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890780971/)
T608051-146 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890780971/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6890779767_15df1174ac_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890779767/)
T608051-139 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890779767/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6890776007_aba1b0cbd5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890776007/)
T608051-115 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890776007/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6890740917_8c60f1224c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890740917/)
T608051-141 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890740917/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
23-02-2012, 22:29
RAF Harlaxton:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6890791611_ca026bfbd4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890791611/)
T608051-196 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890791611/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6890787933_ea9fa2c108_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890787933/)
T608051-174 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890787933/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6890760909_bd5fa545f8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890760909/)
T608051-057 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890760909/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6890741151_88e016b7da_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890741151/)
T608051-164 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890741151/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6890743003_9787c6f3ca_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890743003/)
T608051-186 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890743003/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6890741601_7bec88ecf3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890741601/)
T608051-171 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890741601/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6890765945_31732731bc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890765945/)
T608051-076 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890765945/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6890760909_bd5fa545f8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890760909/)
T608051-057 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890760909/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6890790977_6f46afedb4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890790977/)
T608051-194 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890790977/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6890791259_2b91227335_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890791259/)
T608051-195 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890791259/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
23-02-2012, 22:31
Will have to stop for now, the Flickr page refuses to connect any more... :evil:

WJT
23-02-2012, 22:32
Can't do the photo bit, but:


T608051-120 and also -075 - These two pics show St Botolph's Church, Boston, known as 'Boston Stump'.


T6007 13-051 - This pic resembles one I have seen before which reputedly shows an aircraft crashed at Freiston (nr Boston).

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 01:18
Lincoln:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/6890764049_3e81109be6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890764049/)
T608051-069 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890764049/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 01:24
Barrowby:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6890779445_a4c5a05e29_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890779445/)
T608051-135 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890779445/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/6890756089_c1e80835aa_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890756089/)
T608051-043 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890756089/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 01:26
Denton:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6890755793_e53d9f15c6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890755793/)
T608051-042 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890755793/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6890768001_be04d494f0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890768001/)
T608051-088 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890768001/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 01:33
Ancaster:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6890761353_b94c2522b2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890761353/)
T608051-058 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890761353/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/6890754955_793ee97475_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890754955/)
T608051-038 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890754955/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6890756583_70ee6550ce_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890756583/)
T608051-044 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890756583/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

Ancaster in distance, Sudbrook in forground:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7038/6890769593_e1bba59aa1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890769593/)
T608051-097 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890769593/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/6890768223_2df752092d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890768223/)
T608051-090 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890768223/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 01:39
RAF Grantham (Spitalgate)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6890790057_e49a627c7f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890790057/)
T608051-185 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890790057/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6890790257_8001f4cc98_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890790257/)
T608051-187 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890790257/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6890759915_888569fa7a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890759915/)
T608051-055 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890759915/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6890764707_3133d3e4e0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890764707/)
T608051-072 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890764707/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 01:46
Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir:

Belvoir Castle lake in forground:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/6890769131_de8eac14d7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890769131/)
T608051-095 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890769131/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 01:57
Saltersford (Grantham Water Works):

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6890766427_ee77e139b9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890766427/)
T608051-077 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890766427/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 02:02
Stoke Rochford Hall:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6890767047_b6726fc8ea_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890767047/)
T608051-084 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890767047/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 02:18
MGC Depot, Belton Park:

(Belmount Tower upper right, Londonthorpe Lane in forground)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6890786579_8ec109df3b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890786579/)
T608051-170 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890786579/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6890788511_94b1212e7e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890788511/)
T608051-176 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890788511/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6890775345_e04151f746_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890775345/)
T608051-113 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890775345/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

P Bellamy
24-02-2012, 02:51
Harlaxton Manor:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/6890783379_7b9d7af095_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890783379/)
T608051-158 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890783379/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr

RAF Harlaxton again:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6890764381_1b80014168_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890764381/)
T608051-071 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/6890764381/) by Royal Air Force Museum Collection (http://www.flickr.com/people/royalairforcemuseum/), on Flickr