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by PeteP
12 Jan 2021, 08:16
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

Mike, I'd like to lodge a formal protest at the award being given to PeterW. I believe he should be disqualified on the grounds that he clearly has inside information! ;) :lol: :agree:
Pete
by PeteP
11 Jan 2021, 22:32
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

It's probably the third of four prototypes that looked nothing like each other and never entered service. Well, I hope I'm not breaking any rules if I say you're on completely the wrong track there, Joe. Over 3000 of all marks were built including some 1500 just a mile or so from where I lived for ...
by PeteP
11 Jan 2021, 19:32
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

Ah, I think you may have misunderstood the point of the quiz, Ben. The idea is to find the lady's name and not be put off by those aircraft pictures that sneaky Mike has put there to distract you. :agree:
Pete
by PeteP
11 Jan 2021, 15:56
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

AllanL wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 15:04 the 3view does no credit to her undercarriage.
Indeed it doesn't, Alan. Here's some better views of the undercarriage in question:

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Pete
by PeteP
06 Jan 2021, 11:00
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

Tangmere Museum popped up with an entry featuring it as follows. I took it to be showcasing one of their own exhibits. Ah, that explains it Mike. Unfortunately it makes it even more embarrassing that I didn't recognise it - I've been running the Tangmere website since 2012 so, as that's dated 2015,...
by PeteP
06 Jan 2021, 07:55
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

Airspeed wrote: 06 Jan 2021, 03:08 I believe that there's a long-nosed version at Tangmere, btw.
:dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
by PeteP
05 Jan 2021, 08:01
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

Airspeed wrote: 05 Jan 2021, 02:30 :( :( :( Sigh!
Gone are the days when Pete batted on, till he got a cardboard badge.
They don't make 'em like they used to! :doh:
Oh, the shame of it. :'( :((
by PeteP
04 Jan 2021, 11:52
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

:lol: :thumbsup: I was apologising to those who don't do 'em, Pete. :agree: Goodness me, Mike - you mean there are such people? ;) :lol: Cracking a cryptic is one of life's great pleasures and a daily part of my morning routine. :thumbsup: :poke: So, where's YOUR answer to 03-01A to D, Pete? Put th...
by PeteP
04 Jan 2021, 07:47
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 486
Views: 13725

Re: Bitzer project

Airspeed wrote: 04 Jan 2021, 03:08 Sorry about the echo confusing you, folks!
Nothing to apologise for, Mike. For we fans of cryptic crosswords, it was a very helpful cross-check. Keep 'em coming. :thumbsup:
Pete
by PeteP
03 Jan 2021, 12:09
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: The Restaurant
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: The Restaurant

Not quite as amusing as Brian's but when I was doing my practical approach and approach radar training at Birmingham in 1971 we had a flat on the Stratford Road in Shirley, a suburb of Solihull, and our local Chinese restaurant was called the Shirley Temple. https://i.imgur.com/NBOREP3.jpg Always br...