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    Default Re: Ratcliffe

    Hello Steve:

    Sorry, I have been very busy with other than family history, but I am about to start again after Christmas, "John at Leicestershire Aviation" has been very helpful, and his son Martyn was doing some research, But like the rest of us, he is a busy person, and will be getting more information for me about Rearsby during the war. Do you know anyone else who could also help me with the goiings on 1940 to 1945 ??

    Thanks, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, the best of health, and a prosperous New Year.
    Dennis Painting, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
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    Thanks Denny. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well.
    It's been a pleasure helping you with your research. I knew John would be able to help you as well so i'm glad i got you in touch with him. Keep me updated with your progress.

    If anybody else here on AiX can help Denny out with his research of Rearsby do please get in touch with him at the E-mail address in the link above or here in the Rearsby thread.

    Cheers
    Steve


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    The Hurricane 1 is serialled V7338 reputed to be the first of the type repaired by the Rearsby CRO,SOC 4 .44 with 42 OTU. Very good history of Rearsby in "Aviation in Leicestershire and Rutland" by Roy Bonser 2001 Midland Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 85780 089 3 I picked up a copy at Duxford secondhand for 18 a few years ago but is quite pricey now as it is a big book 391 pages. Try Abebooks or library inter loan.

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    You should contact the Auster Heritage Group:

    http://austerhg.org/


    They have done a huge amount of oral history etc concerning Auster at Rearsby. Unfortunately, their leading light died a few months ago and I'm not sure what effect that has had on their activities.

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    Two photos of Rearsby from the collection of Nigel Bailey-Underwood




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    A couple more Rearsby photos courtesy of Nigel here. Taken inside the Factory buildings -




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    Some more great old photos from the Hangars/workshops at Rearsby sent to me by Nigel Bailey Underwood once again-






    Cheers
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    More from Rearsby -




    Many thanks to Nigel Bailey-Underwood for sending me these.
    Cheers
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    Great atmospheric photographs. The last one looks like the pilot may have been Ranald Porteus who did amazing stunts with Auster aircraft at Farnborough air shows in the '50s.

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    Stevie:

    Thank you, these are great pictures, It gives me an insite to my dad "Bill" Painting's work place during the war, when he worked there,

    Dennis Painting, Guelph On Canada.

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