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1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 6 days ago #34691

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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 6 days ago #34692

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Very nice Miggers :)
Clicking on the forward or back arrows there bring up many wonderful photos.
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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 6 days ago #34693

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loved the Glosters shots


Dave I am assuming thats Rearsby
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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 5 days ago #34699

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LeifH wrote:
loved the Glosters shots


Dave I am assuming thats Rearsby
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Thought you'd like those Leif.
Would this be Phil Lucas driving the Tiff?

www.flightglobal.com/imagearchive/Image....1945&Image=FA_18649s


I reckon you're right about Rearsby too.
If it isn't,there's a lot of Austers lurking in the grass.

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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 5 days ago #34700

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Pretty Sure it isnt Mark

Phil would have been in his early forties when that photo was taken.....


here he is in the cockpit of a Tiffie in 1944


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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 5 days ago #34702

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yes Leif - that's Reasby :)
The giveaways are the old clubhouse and the original club hangar just showing behind the plucky Auster.
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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 5 days ago #34703

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wasnt sure if they were still using Ratcliffe at that point

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gorgeous photos though
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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 4 days ago #34705

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Wasn't Ratcliffe an ATA Pool? I thought my father ferried a few Austers out of there in '45. If so how did they get there - hopped over the fence from their first test flight I suppose.
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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 4 days ago #34709

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You're right Leif,that fellow in the flightglobal pic isn't Phil Lucas.

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Re: 1943 Auster III photographs.. 4 years 4 days ago #34710

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Ratcliffe was owned by Sir Linsay Everard (he of brewery fame) who allowed Taylorcraft to test-fly their completed model plus-C's there in 1939.
The airfield was then taken over by the Ministry for the A.T.A.
Taylorcraft then moved to Rearby where they had much more space for new hangars etc. They also bought about nine other premises around the area because by then they were engaged not only in building Austers but also much aircraft repair work.
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BTW - Sir Lindsay didn't live in the large hall directly to the south of Ratcliffe, he lived in a much more humble pile (a.k.a. the manor) across the main road.
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