RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 6th October 2013

Post by rwb » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:11 pm

Doggy wrote:Just signed up for a few dates.....
steve_earwig wrote:Cosford? :shock: Could one of you lovely chaps please take some pictures of their Lincoln, particularly the tail turret if it's possible - that's where my dad used to sit (and freeze his chocky bar against the window).
That kinda struck a chord, my dad did a few trips as a gunner in a Lancaster, till they decided qualified engineers weren't completely expendable.
(So they sent him somewhere safe, called Burma).
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by lozz » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:03 am

looks like an old fruit machine :roll:

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:01 pm

I've not had a proper chat with me dad yet but I just needed to ask him something, so I told him we'd have to do a Skype soon to look at the pics and so he could show me where about he used to put his chocky bar. He said he was thinking about the turret just the other day, he well remembers sitting in there but he can't imagine how he used to get in and out of it wearing a parachute, climbing through a tiny slot with a sliding door. It must have been even worse when there were guns in there too (he did his national service just after the war). He also said the idea was, if push came to shove and the gunner needed to bail out, he could rotate the turret 180 degrees and go out backwards, although how bad things would have to be before you'd want to do that he didn't know. We then had a laugh about the pilot saying he hadn't told him to bail out - where's he going? Ah well, never liked that bloke anyway...
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by Doggy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:13 pm

I've heard similar stories, including tail gunners hanging their 'chute on someting inside the fuselage, near the sliding door to the turret.
Kind of unfortunate if you forget to pop back inside and calmly slip it on first. :shock:
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:06 pm

It might be exciting if the last thing you saw as you exited the 'plane was your 'chute hanging on a hook in the tail plane... :shock:

You: "Can I just pop back for my..?"
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