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Post  samharris45 on Tue May 05, 2009 11:36 am

Well whikst Paul was at Gunpowder Mills the rest of us were haveing a little play around with a C47. We were told that the C47 was a D-day and Market Garden Vet and carried the 82nd A/B so made it even more special to be so close to it!

Anyway these are my pics, I know Ben had loads more than me and some good ones, but hear is a selection of my own, enjoy!

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Post  Gina_Costina on Tue May 05, 2009 12:46 pm

Bloody jealous!! Its now on my list of "To do" events for next year (especially as Mrs C FORGOT it was our anniversary this weekend!!!)

Keep those photos coming!
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Post  Les Brock on Tue May 05, 2009 1:14 pm

Looked to be a good event.....

I might acctually get to one this year.. Shocked
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Post  samharris45 on Tue May 05, 2009 2:15 pm

Les Brock wrote:Looked to be a good event.....

I might acctually get to one this year.. Shocked

It was a cracking event Les and worth the travel down. Not to intense a weekend

Paul I can't beleave she forgot! Oh dear............

See you could of come downa nd she wouldn't even of noticed!

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Post  Guest on Tue May 05, 2009 6:59 pm

hi guys, nice pics ben, cant wait to see bens. my camera is still in the van under all the kit, getting in late yesterday and a 12hour shift today means its stopping there till iam off work thursday.

oh, and we didnt see any ghosts, but ben had one next to him in the toilets lol. riz

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Post  Guest on Tue May 05, 2009 8:13 pm

managed to dig out the camera, heres a couple of my pics.




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Post  Gina_Costina on Tue May 05, 2009 8:48 pm

Lovely "little" backdrop that C47!
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Post  murph on Tue May 05, 2009 9:11 pm

Johnny_Costino wrote:Lovely "little" backdrop that C47!

When she overflew our camp and waggled her wings on Sunday morning it was awesome, so much so I actually had a tear in my eye, just could not help myself.

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Post  Guest on Thu May 07, 2009 11:28 pm

couple more pics





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Post  Guest on Sat May 09, 2009 3:53 pm

Some shots from the lens of Ben! Let me know your thoughts Smile



























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Post  samharris45 on Sat May 09, 2009 5:40 pm

Ben amazing pics there mate! You have some really good ones. Be good to see soem of them in black and white!

Is it possible to post some good ones on the WWII forum?

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Post  Guest on Sat May 09, 2009 6:56 pm

Yes Sam, was planning on posting some up on there later. I am also going to edit some of those "post-jump" pictures we took at the weekend too!

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Post  samharris45 on Sun May 10, 2009 9:59 am

BenM wrote:Yes Sam, was planning on posting some up on there later. I am also going to edit some of those "post-jump" pictures we took at the weekend too!

Cheers,
Ben.

Nice one mate! I will look foward to seeing them.
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Post  Guest on Sun May 10, 2009 12:01 pm

Just as an aside, this is the same C-47 that the Liberty Jump Team use for their numerous Jumps over Normandy. It will be used again in June when the team will be jumping over Angoville-au-Plain and their night drop over Liesville-sur-Douves.

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Post  Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:28 pm

Again, sorry for the delay in getting these up, but here are the post-Jump photographs we took at EK on the Sunday.













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Post  Gina_Costina on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:02 pm

Ben-they are superb!!! Shame on you for not posting them earlier!! Wink They really are great!! Could you update the webpage photos with maybe some of these and the latest peak rail ones? Or just add to the ones that rotate on there?
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Post  Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:07 pm

I was thinking of redoing the album structure actually, to allow us to add a new album after an event, maybe with a report too? I don't mind writing the reports. What does everyone else think? Here's an example of another group's gallery I designed, and I think it works really well:
http://www.thegarrison.org.uk/events/viewEvent.php?year=2006&dir=Another%20Day%20with%20100%20Regiment%20RA%20(V)
(ignore the question mark characters).

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Post  samharris45 on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:43 pm

Well at least the pics get posted up! Better late than never lol!

Ben great idea with that mate go for it my friend!

Remember the report has to be done in 82 stages over 4 months and done by the hour that we were at the event! lol

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Post  Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:46 pm

Thanks Sam, and sorry again they're late!

As for the report, Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Post  samharris45 on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:48 pm

BenM wrote:Thanks Sam, and sorry again they're late!

As for the report, Rolling Eyes Laughing

Cheers,
Ben.

I just enjoy in deph reports lol!

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