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Two Planes . 2 months 1 week ago #3853189

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During my work, I had time between jobs, to make two planes. I got the book from the Library.
First collect old tins The bean type of tin, they were plain tins, not like today with strength rings around them.
I found a pair of metal cutters ( not hard working in a shipyard ). I spent days & nights (shift) cutting the tins up at
the place where I worked, I shaped the bigger plane first, Then started soldering them together. I enjoyed the work.
A workmate used to come up to see my progress. FIrst one finished, start on the smaller one now.
After two years - FINISHED - both planes; I put them together - with their numbers on the side of each plane.
I moved house years later - they got lost.- I have photo`s of them.
The Short Brothers - Mayo & Mercury Seaplanes..
They took off ( the real ones ) in 1938 - at Rochester UK.....
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Two Planes . 2 months 1 week ago #3853492

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Not that i know anything about planes but would like to see the photo's.
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Just seen this - caretaker.
I cant put photo`s on here but my daughter can.
She was due to come to me on Sunday for us to get our FLU jabs..
But she has gone down with ---- FLU..
I will get her to put the photo`s - on here - later.
PS -- Short Brothers asked the apprentices - to make a model of their flying boat,
to present to the test pilot - same size as my Empire flying boat - an 18inch wing span.
Mine was better in one way - theirs never had moveable ailerons - mine did..

If anyone wants to see the flying boats - over Rochester, parting company - in 1938.
Put - Mayo.& Mercury - in - with your cursor.......
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Two Planes . 1 week 5 days ago #3875068

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This is the planes - caretaker.


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man of kent wrote: This is the planes - caretaker.



Man that is awesome. Now that is what call a talent.

Great job

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man of kent wrote: During my work, I had time between jobs, to make two planes. I got the book from the Library.
First collect old tins The bean type of tin, they were plain tins, not like today with strength rings around them.
I found a pair of metal cutters ( not hard working in a shipyard ). I spent days & nights (shift) cutting the tins up at
the place where I worked, I shaped the bigger plane first, Then started soldering them together. I enjoyed the work.
A workmate used to come up to see my progress. FIrst one finished, start on the smaller one now.
After two years - FINISHED - both planes; I put them together - with their numbers on the side of each plane.
I moved house years later - they got lost.- I have photo`s of them.


The Short Brothers - Mayo & Mercury Seaplanes..
They took off ( the real ones ) in 1938 - at Rochester UK.....


They are superb man of Kent, what a shame they were lost to you.:(
I lost an Uncle during WW11 flying a Short Sunderland in Coastal Command.
My sister and I have been trying to trace him for years, but we were barking up the wrong tree as we alway thought he was in Bomber Command and flew Lancasters..
We now have his service number etc and are trying to find out exactly what happened to him.

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Well Pats - if you want to - there a Sunderland in the R.A.F. Museum at Hendon - ( Collingwood )
on the Northern line - on the London Underground - on display - You can even walk through it.
Worth a visit - for most of the R.A.F. aircraft. ( it`s a long walk from Collingwood ) maybe buses
go there - from the station - Car parking space - too.- Your Uncles Sunderland may be recorded -
as I have seen aircraft from the Battle of Britain - on the internet recorded & logged + what happened
to every one of them - pilot / crashed & where it happened - If you have the aircraft No or Squadron No -
that would help.
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man of kent wrote: Well Pats - if you want to - there a Sunderland in the R.A.F. Museum at Hendon - ( Collingwood )
on the Northern line - on the London Underground - on display - You can even walk through it.
Worth a visit - for most of the R.A.F. aircraft. ( it`s a long walk from Collingwood ) maybe buses
go there - from the station - Car parking space - too.- Your Uncles Sunderland may be recorded -
as I have seen aircraft from the Battle of Britain - on the internet recorded & logged + what happened
to every one of them - pilot / crashed & where it happened - If you have the aircraft No or Squadron No -
that would help.


We are planning to visit Hendon next Spring….smile.png
In the meantime I will be finding out as much information about him as I can.

Thank you for that.

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I have just looked up - the nationalarchives.gov.uk Then raf personal - Hope this helps.
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There was a Sunderland factory situated on Lake Windermere - during the war. My brother who was
at Shorts Brothers factory at Rochester in Kent U.K - Later he joined the R.A.F. in 1938. - A circular
as pinned in his R.A.F. Station at Manston - asking anyone who worked with aircraft production - can
apply for a - ` B Release ` - to help the war effort ( short of skilled aircraft workers )
Well, my brother put in for it - he thought - like a home posting - civilian wages - dancing on Saturday nights. His old job back in Rochester. - what happened - they sent him the Lake Windermere factory at Bowness. He duly started work & was given a local girl - as his Mate - The girl did`nt like working with my brother - but later we were invited to the Wedding - all that way by train - in the dark.- The piece of news later - is that the test pilot - the same Captain Lancaster took off a Sunderland - across Lake Windermere - it`s only a mile across the Lake - at that point.

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