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Thread: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

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    Default Re: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

    Quote Originally Posted by goanna View Post
    We don't know the significance of the photograph of the group of soldiers , but for some unknown reason this pic is included in the pilots photographs . The scribbled text on the back - I cannot decipher much of it. I can make out Nr. Winchester Hants ? TBRE possibly means Royal Engineers ?
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    Amazing photo's and story.
    Just goes to show what's still out there.
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    In the 70's - 80's Barton Stacey was the location of the Map making branch of the RE's
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    Default Re: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

    The line up of German aircraft . Are these Junkers of some type ?

    Anybody recognize the statue ?
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    Default Re: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

    Don't recognise the statue....

    The Junkers is a Ju188 or 388 (the follow on from the Ju88) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_188

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    Default Re: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

    All those Stirlings parked up together look like they are up for disposal. Shame that no one thought to keep one!

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    Default Re: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

    This picture from December 1945
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    Why no front or upper turrets ? were these glider tugs ?
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    Default Re: Where was RAF Shepard's Grove ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryH57 View Post
    All those Stirlings parked up together look like they are up for disposal. Shame that no one thought to keep one!
    Nope, they are lined up either side of the runway with the horsa gliders in between ready for take off. the would take turns, from alternating sides, to head down the runway.
    The statue seems to be Samuel de Champlain, so i would guess somewhere in eastern Canada?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian L View Post
    Why no front or upper turrets ? were these glider tugs ?
    I believe they are Mk V (5) special duties aircraft.

    The normal route for many Aust and kiwi aircrew to the UK was via ship to San Francisco, train over to New York and then ship to UK , for many of them is was a one way trip . This massive diesel loco would have been considered the eighth wonder of the world back then .
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