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About Jessie The Jeep

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    100th Bomb Group HQ
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    Aviation, MV's, Photography, Model Railroading, Astronomy - oh, and I don't do 'friends lists'!
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    Model Maker
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    http://www.sacarr.co.uk

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  1. Jessie The Jeep

    1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    I was thinking of taking the Dodge to the local aircraft museum for their Trams & Transport open day, but the weather forecast has been proven correct and it's heavy rain all day, so no trip out.
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    1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    Another Dodge birthday come and gone. 74 years old today.
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    Also on Sunday, I managed to get on the top deck of one of the vintage busses to get a panoramic view of the 'RAF 100' display. All too soon, the weekend was over. Just before the Spitfire was dismantled, the Daisy Belles came over to get a few photos. We started packing around 4pm and finally got away from Croft about 7pm. Further pictures can be found here - Croft Nostalgia Report
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    On Sunday, I went for further tours to get pictures of those who weren't there on Saturday and took in some more racing. Sunday was also the day for the parade laps. Unlike the previous years when the military parade was first thing in the morning, this year it was mid afternoon, and was far less rushed.
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    Twisters aerobatic team. 25 pounder field gun firing demonstration. There was musical entertainment in the marquee all day with various acts performing along with a best dressed competition for those who turned up in period costume. On Saturday evening, there was a band who played a variety of music and the dance floor was rarely empty.
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    There was quite a nice sun set on Friday evening and I grabbed a few pictures with the Spitfire and 'Jessie'. On Saturday morning, I went for the first of several long walks with my camera to record what was on display. The first circuit was along the military line and round to the classic car field. Later wanders took in the pits and some of the racing. During the lunch break, the 25 pound field gun was escorted out onto the circuit near the tower for a firing demonstration. The Twisters aerobatic team also displayed during both lunch breaks.
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    Next was my part of the display with 'Hope', our GPW, then the Signal Square, followed by 'Jessie'.
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    Next along from the Spitfire was Paul Mayo from the Yorkshire MVT. He brought his GMC and Royal Enfield motorbike, together with some tents and other display items. For Saturday, between the GMC and Spitfire, the display was joined by a blue RAF Jeep.
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    As mentioned in the previous post, our 2018 display was to be part of a bigger display to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. As a result, the Croft display would use the two Jeeps and the Dodge would stay at home. It was only the second show for the GPW and the third time out this year. Jessie has been dominating the 2018 season so far. We arrived around lunch time and set up the tent, but waited until the Lytham Spitfire arrived and was set up before working out the space for the rest of the display. The Spifire arrived around 3pm and there was then a flurry of activity while it was unloaded and assembled. It was positioned on the grass, near the start of the military display line, along the old main runway. Near by was the Hillman RAF staff car, and later in the morning, a Vanguard RAF staff car turned up, but was only present on Saturday.
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    My Flying Control Jeep

    Croft Nostalgia - August 3~5th We had a busy weekend at Croft with both Jeeps. I'm about to start posting the full report in my GPW thread, but to keep the chronology of this thread correct, I'm adding one picture here; the 'RAF 100' display, of which my Jeeps were a part.
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    I've been spending again! My '43 GPW

    Croft Nostalgia Festival - August 3~5th We had a great weekend at Croft and another event with fantastic weather. Just one photo for now. I took over 600 photos both for myself and Croft social media use, and since everything was shot in RAW format, it's taking a while to process them into pictures to sort and then upload. So for now, just the two Jeeps, together in their RAF colours at the end of the show. They spent the show as part of a much larger "RAF 100" display, but more of that later!!
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    My Flying Control Jeep

    Day two was unbearably hot, and other than a couple of trips along the flight line for pictures, I spent most of the day in hangar 2 where there was some solid shade. There were several Austers that flew in to the event and with those resident at the airfield, they numbered around eight. The good weather allowed plenty of flying on both days. Not having a tent or Jeep, we were able to make a quick getaway at 5pm. There's a classic car meet there in September, so I may take the Jeep down for that instead. Some of the Austers. Jungmann, Cessna 120, Aeronca 100 ( G-AEVS ) and Luton Minor Tipsy Junior, Westland Wasp helicopter, Piper PA22 Colt and Jodel. Tipsy Nipper, racing car ( don't know the type ), Bucker Bestmann and Yak 55.
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    My Flying Control Jeep

    A fairly new resident to Breighton, a de Havilland dH60 Gipsy Moth. It was interesting to watch the folded wings being opened out to prepare the aircraft for flight. Despite a partly cloudy day, it had been very warm, and the sun broke through in time for the evening hangar party. While we didn't have the usual spectacular sun set, there were still some interesting cloud formations and lighting. The hangar party had a live band as well as the clubs resident comedian doing some stand up and my daughter danced the night away for almost four and a half hours straight!
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    My Flying Control Jeep

    Here's a few more of the vehicles on show, including the Real Aero Company owner's race car which performed a number of high speed runs along the taxiway. Another nice twin that flew in was a Miles Gemini, joining the resident Miles Messenger and Magister.
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    My Flying Control Jeep

    While I didn't have my Jeep there, there were four Jeeps and a couple of Land Rovers that turned up, along with the classic cars on display. The Real Aeroplane Company has an impressive collection of aircraft, but they were also joined by many visitors, flying both modern and vintage aircraft. In fact, there were so many aircraft on the flight line, that they ended up double parked at the West end of the airfield, with others still in the hangars! The largest visitor was the twin engined Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor, seen in the picture below.
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