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Classic Formula 1 and Annie Nightingale, what more could you ask for!

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Another age...

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Fascinating stuff. Croydon really caught it during WWII on two counts - firstly, the airport and secondly because German bombers that were being intercepted by fighters, when damaged, often just dropped their bombs short of their target (typically docklands) and ran for home. Croydon thus caught a huge amount of damage, including our house in Castlemaine Avenue which had its front removed by the vacuum caused by a landmine falling in the road outside.

After the war, a commemorative book called "Croydon Courageous" was published by the Croydon Times newspaper containing many photos of the damage, including a picture of what would later become our house (minus its front wall). We used to have a copy, though I have no idea where it is.

http://www.crystalpalacefoundation.org. ... courageous

Two of the planes in the above video are Imperial Airways Handley Page 45s named "Heracles" (G-AAXC) and "Horatius" (G-AAXD)- The HP45 had a shorter range and more passenger space than the almost identical HP42s which were specified by Imperial Airways for its Far East routes - the HP42s took fewer passengers and had far greater range, plus they could land on dirt runways. Only 4 of each type were built.

My wife's grandfather, Captain AG ("Lamps") Lamplugh, was Chief Underwriter for British Aviation Insurance and Principle Surveyor for Imperial Airways in which role he was instrumental in specifying these aircraft. He also organised the first flight to land in Sharjah on (now an emirate of the UAE) of the HP42 "Hanno" (G-AAUD) on 05/10/32- see photo below. He was quite a character- I still have (and have had restored) his Vacheron Constantin watch. Also, on landing his Bristol BE2 at the end of WWI, he stole the massive (and rather magnificent) propellor - we have this still, on the wall at one end of our sitting room - it has a clock in the hub where the indices and the hub are replaced with small silver models of various planes that he piloted. See the photo of him below... I got the photo of "Hanno" in Sharjah when I was working out there a few years ago.

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Wow. Remember making a Airfix kit of one of them.
 
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Mike H wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:09 pm Wow. Remember making a Airfix kit of one of them.
Here's another one of Hanno from Sharjah... Note the HUGE landing gear to cater for horrid airstrips...

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My six year old grandson asked me to take him to see Concorde 002 at the Fleet Air Arm museum. It occurred to me that Concorde is more archaic to him than this was when I was six. Time flies. Sadly, Concorde and Heracles don’t.
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Image That was brilliant, and I also like the forgoing general explanation of how semiconductors work and how they're made (doped).

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Scary stuff...

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Driving a 1945 Willis Jeep around in LA traffic ... no flashers or mirrors ... or much of a brake light, come to that (according to the dashboard, you have to turn a switch for it :shock: )

But also, interesting history.

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Quite liked this video

Also starring Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln

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