Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

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Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Philip Goff » January 26th, 2017, 9:59 am

Dear All

I am pleased to announce that we will be holding

a Salute to the 445th BG model aircraft Commemorative Event,
which will be an any Scale/Warbird/Jet meet at Tibenham Airfield on Friday the 7th of July 2017.
Scale Aerobatic will also be welcome, scale foamies are also welcome.

By kind permission of the Norfolk Gliding Club

Three (smooth) tarmac runways in various directions.

As usual I have bid for RAF flypasts


Pilots TBA
Spectators £2

A one minute silence will be held at midday for the fallen from all sides.
Proof of BMFA or LMA insurance will need to be provided on the day.

Food, Drink, Bar and Toilet facilities are available at the club house.
The Salute Ball will be held in the Clubhouse in the evening.

Caravan and camping facilities are available at Tibenham airfield.
Thank you.

Don't forget to bring along some bunting to hang on your cars/vans etc.

Tibenham Airfield
Norfolk
NR16 1NT

Regards Phil Goff

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Re: Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Philip Goff » June 9th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Dear All
Just four weeks to go until this event, Yippee.

As you are all probably aware we lost another modelling
friend and wonderful human being, Ken Bones about two weeks a go.
I will make a point of remembering Ken at our remembrance ceremony at mid-day.

For this event only the Tibenham bend will be known as the Ken Bones bend
plus there will be a warbird slot dedicated to Ken as he was the master of the warbird display.

What a loss his passing is to the modelling fraternity,
he will be sorely missed by us all. Let's hope he has gone to a better place.

To lighten the mood, I thought it might be nice for a couple of youngsters
to have the customary opening flight. So Thomas E. and Lee R. will be starting the event
with their radial engined Chance Vought Corsairs.

This will be a nice touch, as Ken at one time was synonymous with a Corsair.

Below are two pictures of their respective models.
The pictures are courtesy of Kevin Fairgrieve and Mick Wass.

Regards Phil G.
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Re: Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Philip Goff » June 23rd, 2017, 9:58 am

Dear All
Just two weeks to go until this event.
Below are some pictures of three models that will be attending this event
and they all belong to Mudders.

Here is an interesting piece regarding the fullsize Mossie.

The full-size mossie has an interesting history for us Norfolk boys....

1942...

An interesting aircraft at Marham during this period was Mosquito IV DK296. Delivered to 105 Sqn as GB-K, by September 1942 it had been re-coded GB-G for Sqn Leader DAG (George) Parry, DSO, DFC, who had always used the code “G” on his aircraft. While with 105 Sqn it claimed one bird strike and a chimney pot! It was flown on most operations bt Sqn Ldr Parry including a raid on Gestapo HQ in Oslo on 25th September 1942 and the raid on the Philips factory on 6th December 1942. In mid 1943 Sqn Ldr WW Blessing crash-landed the Mosquito at Marham, breaking its back. DK296 was withdrawn from use on 24th August 1943, rebuilt and placed into store at No 10 Maintenance Unit at Hullavington. In September 1943 it was issued to 305 Ferry Training Unit at Errol, where it was given Russian markings and trained Russian crews who were converting to Albemarles. On 20th April 1944, DK296 was sent to Russia, being officially accepted there on 31st August 1944 and subsequently serving in the Red Air Force.

Piece supplied by Mudders.

Regards Phil G.
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Re: Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Philip Goff » June 23rd, 2017, 7:31 pm

Dear All
Long term supporter Mark W. from Ripmax will be coming along
in the afternoon to ‘support’ the event and would welcome any
questions or concerns that anyone has regarding Ripmax products/services.

Regards Phil G.

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Re: Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Philip Goff » June 28th, 2017, 11:53 am

Dear All
I am pleased to announce that Nik Coleman,
from Nik Coleman television will be attending this event
complete with camera.

Nik's company was responsible for the Netflix documentary Plane Resurrection.
And more recently in collaboration with the Commemorative air force
they have made a documentary about a C47 named 'That's All Brother'
on D-Day.

Below is a Youtube link to a trailer of the program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVDpXjKq21k

Apparently they do use models in some of their documentaries.

Regards Phil G.

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Re: Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Philip Goff » July 1st, 2017, 7:23 pm

Dear All
The great Tibenham battery charge up is about to begin.

Lancaster = 6
EE Lightning = 3
Spitfire = 3
Foam SE5a = 3
Foam Hurricane = 2
And possibly Sepecat Jaguar = 3

Regards Phil G.

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Re: Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Philip Goff » July 1st, 2017, 8:29 pm

Dear All
Does anyone know where I can purchase 5 cell
Nimh batteries with deans connectors please,
I have tried the usual protagonists.

I need them for our Jaguar.

Regards Phil G.

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Re: Salute to the 445th BG model commemorative event Tibenham airfield 7/7/2017

Postby Kevin Fairgrieve » July 14th, 2017, 6:21 am

Thank you as ever to Phil for putting the effort in to this event.

Just a few picture's for you to get the idea.

ImageTibenham 07-07-2017 (25) by Kevin Fairgrieve, on Flickr

ImageTibenham 07-07-2017 (14) by Kevin Fairgrieve, on Flickr

ImageTibenham 07-07-2017 (21) by Kevin Fairgrieve, on Flickr

ImageTibenham 07-07-2017 (46) by Kevin Fairgrieve, on Flickr

ImageTibenham 07-07-2017 (92) by Kevin Fairgrieve, on Flickr


As ever the rest are on flickr...https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinfair ... 6129312286

Kev


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