Colonel White wrote:Another reason I think we had aircraft in particular Airfix ( not sue if any other makes were around then in the UK)as our first kits is due to the inspiration of the war films that were being screened then on tV as they nearly all involved aircraft eg Dambusters, 633 squadron ....We all of course wanted a bit of that!
Big Al wrote:Well, it isn't surprising, really. I mean as a little boy, I remember loving all things to do with aeroplanes. BD, you and I are of similar age. We grew up in an era when jet aircraft were something that little lads would run outside to see and marvel at. I remember seeing the odd Spitfire still flying. Then, when I moved to Southern Africa, I would see all sorts of different aircraft. Lots of Dakotas, Impala jets as well as Hunters, Canberras and Provosts. We used to look up and try to recognise what went over. Never outgrew them to be honest.
I remember when the Lightnings were stood down. It was a lovely sunny day and I heard one high above, so ran outside and just lay on the grass in the back garden watching the pilot do all sorts of aerobatics in this wonderful aircraft for what seemed a lot longer than it actually was. It was bliss! And I was 30 at the time!
Biggus Dickus wrote: it took a long time to convince me it wasn't thunderbird one, to be honest...when ever i think of that episode I see TB1 in my mind......but it couldn't have been, could it?
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