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    Quote Originally Posted by goanna View Post
    A friend here, his father was a pilot in the RAAF, he was flying in the UK and flew Stirling glider tugs and SOE agents to Norway.

    We have his photographs and printed documents which include a plan of Shepard's Grove RAF airfield. He towed a glider to operation Market Garden .
    Hello

    RAF Shepherds Grove was near the village of Stanton in Suffolk. The Stirlings were Mk. IV's, used for both paratrooper and container dropping as well as glider towing. Would it be possible for me to have a decent quality copy of the photo with the people standing in front of it please?

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    While surveying for the Scandinavian- UK. power cables they have discovered the wreckage of an unknown Stirling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1950 View Post
    While surveying for the Scandinavian- UK. power cables they have discovered the wreckage of an unknown Stirling.
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    That's interesting. Where did you hear this please?

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    From a friend who is a retired photo journalist he has seen a photograph of one set landing gear.

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    It was on the BBC earlier this week
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    Default Re: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

    Took a bit of searching but found a related couple of pieces.
    Could not find the BBC item though.

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/...north-sea.html

    http://media.nationalgrid.com/press-...the-north-sea/
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    Can you put this chap in touch with me please? I may be able to put an identity to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ploughman View Post
    It was on the BBC earlier this week
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-41049104

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    I will talk to John this weekend and ask him if he knows any more. I dont get BBC very oftain since transmisions went digital. I hope they do better research than they did on the cable. If it comes ashore at Blyth it will be like the scene from Only Fools and Horses with the Chandeliers, as it is supposed to come ashore at the mouth of the river Wansbeck about 3miles away. At a place called Cambois.
    Last edited by john1950; 16-09-2017 at 07:56.

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