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    Default The Few fly again:

    The Few fly again: Nine Spitfires fly over stunned spectators in perfect formation as plane fans enjoy thrilling Battle of Britain air show re-enactment.


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-air-show.html
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    What marvellous Fighters those were in their days ! And of course the Pilots therof
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    Default Re: The Few fly again:

    doc they only had one option learn quick or die their lives depended on it brave what we would call young kids and what a legacy they left us with..jp

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    Default Re: The Few fly again:

    Yes indeed JP it would be hard to imagine just what the Young Leaner Pilots went through during the War,it must have been very hard ,but from Stories that i had heard from quite a few in the past Years most all were also very excited at the thought of going into Battle in those awesome Aircraft!
    As you know i was with the RAF a while , i was fortunate enough to get to meet some of the young Lads (Then of course much older ) and it was a privaledge to talk to them about the War Years and what they had done.
    My one late Uncle Trevor de Trafford MacDonald (My dear Fathers Younger Brother) was one such person,and he ended up as a Wing Commander very proud i was of him.

    Another Great Uncle as well in WW1 Hector MacDonald a fighter Pilot ,was after the War listed as an Ace (For Shooting down a number of German Aircraft)
    But as you say they had to learn quick and fast as their lives depended on what they learnt .
    God Bless them ALL.
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    Default Re: The Few fly again:

    We had a customer in one of our pubs who had flown Spitfires in WW2.

    e ended up with severe burns when his aircraft was hit and he had to parachute out.
    As he told it, the learning curve was short and swift, two flights as a trainee and that was it.

    The demand and need for pilots was such that at times the Air force could not keep up.

    Can you imagine the youngsters of today doing that????????
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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