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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:02 pm 
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Bloody brilliant. I'll say it again, bloody brilliant!! Thanks for sharing that - did you manage to squirrel away the Sherman in the back of the van too? ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:55 pm 
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Hi chris
The sherman/grizzley belonged to a friend of mine , it ended up in the hanger after it was on its way back from a show, the trailer that it was on had two blow outs.
At about 10.30pm i got a phone call asking if they could run it into the hanger for the night , it ended up staying there for least six weeks.
It was at the time, the first WW2 rig operating with a diamond T and a matching WW2 rodgers trailer.
When i got bored ,i used to put ten quids worth of petrol into it , hand crank it forty times which it needed before start up as it had a radial engine and that would allow me to drive it one and half times around the hanger before it ran out of fuel! :(
Just going back to the glider , it was painted as an aircraft that took part in the sicily landings , the pilot of that glider was also there at the unvieling along with camera and radio crews.
The following day i packed my bags and came home , on with the next project , i hope you all enjoyed this little story? ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:36 pm 
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Thanks for sharing Colin - great story & a whole lot of hard work restoring that unique airframe, a great accomplishment indeed.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:14 pm 
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Thanks very much for the compliments , just a quick note , the glider was the very last aircraft to be built in fact very ast WW2 aircraft to be built at Burtonwood.
The very last aircraft to land and take off was a single engined cessna that had been forced down by severe weather , i missed as i went home early and missed the take as i had to call at the steel stockist the very next day :(


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