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Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
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Offline lutonman1

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B 17
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 17:51:02 »
While out cycling again, I was near Rochester Airport in 1945, a B17 flew very low, over the airport
east to west, when a green signal flare was seen, in the air. Were the crew circling, before trying to land, or did the airport staff fire it, to warn the pilots, the grass `runway` was too short to land a B17.
Perhaps the pilots then saw Gravesend airport in the distance, and tried for that.
Green flare from the B17 could mean, the crew had wounded aboard, and would like permission to land.
MoK

 

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