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 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:39 am 
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Overnight rain stopped by morning and after a freezing cold night, it turned out a nice bright start to the day, though a bit of a breeze. Before the museum staff swept away the excess water, I got some nice reflection photos around the site.

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 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:44 am 
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The museum's Halifax recreation represents two different aircraft. The starboard side of the aircraft is in French markings, while the port side is painted at the famous "Friday the 13th". The aircraft is constructed from an original rear fuselage, a new build tailplane, a Handley-Page Hastings wing and new build front fuselage. It is the only example of an intact Halifax in Europe. One other example is located at the RAF Museum, Hendon, in the condition it was found when recovered from a Norwegian Fjord.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:00 am 
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It was just a short walk from my tent to the Halifax, through the RAF encampment. RAF re-enactors were frequently seen coming and going from their camp to the NAAFI.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:03 am 
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A number of other vehicles were on display, including an Austin Tilly, three Airborne Jeeps, the Royal Navy bomb disposal group and a Jeep from the East Yorks Regiment. There were also several civilian cars and a bus.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:09 am 
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Late on Saturday, all the RAF re-enactors gathered at the tower to re-create a VE Day photograph from Elvington, posted on the YAM Facebook page. I got one quick photo of most of the re-enactors in place, before joining them for another press picture. Unfortunately, nobody was allowed on the top of the tower. 

The original wartime image can be found at this link, hosted on Facebook - https://scontent.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60121060_2172528626116492_3242847574318645248_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-2.fna&oh=b5643ef60fedfebfce86c2fec235d5a6&oe=5D5A032B

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Once the balcony emptied, I climbed up for a quick top view of the Halifax and my camp.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:15 am 
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Once the public left at the end of the day, and most of the re-enactors had gone to eat, I took "Jessie" back to the Halifax to do another photo shoot of my own. The view through the back window of the Jeep was edited to create the effect of the Halifax engines running. Unfortunately, due to the position of a small wood near the T2 hangar, the strange orange evening light of the sun set was shielded from the Halifax.

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Sunday began with an atmospheric mist over the airfield and another opportunity to catch the Halifax in a different light.

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The mist soon burned away to give a very hot day, with little wind to provide cooling. Both days saw a good turnout from the public and everyone seemed to enjoy the weekend. The museum was very pleased with the way it went and have confirmed the dates for 2020.

Further images can be seen on the event page of my Jeep website - http://www.sacarr.co.uk/mymvs/events/2019/elvington.htm

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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