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daviemck2006 wrote:
02 Aug 2017, 15:09
It is impossible for this thread to go off topic. It IS the off topic thread :offtopic: :pp: :mrgreen: :rofl2:



Nothing's impossible Davie... On the FCF even off-topic threads can be dragged off-topic...

In fact it already is as the original subject was Cosford and now look where we are ;) :lol:

Off-topic talking about being off-topic and you can't get much more off-topic than that :roll:

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Im allergic to nuts. Can we not go off mars bar instead of off topic please?

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And if we start drifting that will mean getting an old beamer or the like and thats seriously marsed!

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Oh look, fancy seeing that there! :wink:
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Younger grandson hiding. :lol:

Notice the steps into the Nimrod. They were doing tours for £5 Unfortunately they didn't appear to be operating whilst we were there.

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daviemck2006 wrote:
02 Aug 2017, 15:19
Im allergic to nuts. Can we not go off mars bar instead of off topic please?


I prefer a Snickers personally and much prefer it by its old name - a Marathon...

A good thing to eat when you're running one too - lots of good protein in it plus a good sugar hit to give you a surge of energy...

Nice to see a Nimrod has been preserved :)

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I've actually been in a Nimrod at an airshow when I was young, I think it was one of the North Weald Fighter Meets. I remember it really well and the crew said it stank of something when it was in the air, Kerosene I think. I'll have to ask Dad, he'll remember.

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demag wrote:
02 Aug 2017, 10:19
We went to Cosford with the grand children yesterday. The weather wasn't too bad, just one short light shower and there was so much to see. I just clicked away with my phone camera but the one thing that became apparent was the planes are so large its a struggle to get them in the shot.


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Fully agree Dave - I have been to Cosford twice, both to Citroen rallies. Highly impressed.
Second time I dragged a slew of grandchildren along and they still talk about it.
A great day out!

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demag wrote:
02 Aug 2017, 15:41
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Oh look, fancy seeing that there! :wink:

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Younger grandson hiding. :lol:

Notice the steps into the Nimrod. They were doing tours for £5 Unfortunately they didn't appear to be operating whilst we were there.

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At least they saved one!

I think the rest were unceremoniously scrapped :(

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Er slightly off , but still a bit on, still very much RAF Cosford. As well as the planes, there were also the people.

There's always a bit of room for "British Pathe News" I would hope.....nice little film, Cosford was very big on sports, and a venue for many televised indoor athletics events.

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/rais ... ry/cosford

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while on the topic, I researched this prior to our French trip and if memory serves me correctly, its just North of Paris. We didn't actually go in the event, but it looks well worth a visit

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractio ... rance.html

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A PROPER Nimrod has one Kestrel engine and four wings, he said in a Fury (but even Elgar admitted there could be variations).

(a proper one lives near me, same museum as the "other Nimrod's" predecessor - the Shackleton which remarkably was in service until 1991)

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Richard_C wrote:
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A PROPER Nimrod has one Kestrel engine and four wings, he said in a Fury (but even Elgar admitted there could be variations).


:-D Love it.... That really made me smile Richard...

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Richard_C wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:42
A PROPER Nimrod has one Kestrel engine and four wings, he said in a Fury (but even Elgar admitted there could be variations).

(a proper one lives near me, same museum as the "other Nimrod's" predecessor - the Shackleton which remarkably was in service until 1991)


Sorry didn't quite get your banter!



but the internet comes up with the right answer I think!

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/ ... unter.aspx

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My Great Grandfather used to have his own blimp, and designed (among other things) airships. He also designed a deliberately completely useless life preserver for use when aeroplanes ditched in water.