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    Default A Nice Surprise Saturday - Clipped Wings Volume 1

    On Saturday I had a delivery of 'Old Duffer' (Colin Cummings) latest work- the 700 Page Volume 1 of RAF Training Losses 1939 to 1942

    This covers UK, Rhodesia, India and Minor Territories and is the first of a 4 Volume Set - The format is the same as all his other works so will be familiar to you all here who have one or more of his books

    This will be an invaluable addition to your library and our field of research and this web site gets numerous mentions


    It also indicates he has a RN losses book from 1945 onwards in progress

    Now all I need is the crew of Harvard N7054 of 10 FTS that crashed on April 15th 1940 at Walton-On-The-Wolds Leicester and which was abandoned by its crew (or jus pilot) after it entered a spin to add to my up to April 1940 bale out list

    Well done Colin and roll on the rest of the series

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    Think Mission Impossible

    "Your mission Mr Phelps.."

    Pilot Sgt G A Phelps, 742256

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...0/01400855.JPG

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...0/01400856.JPG

    He also had previous, having bent Tiger Moth K4248 in Aug 1939

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...9/01001659.JPG

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...9/01001660.JPG

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    Ross

    I really appreciate you supplying the details on Sgt Gilbert Anthony Phelps - This was a completely new one to me (I had harboured a hope it may have been one on my 'know the pilot/crew do not know the incident/date' list - but instead it is a completely new one to me.

    Many many thanks- methinks I will need to read through the whole book line by line to check each entry

    Kind Regards

    Paul

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    I missed this book announcement.. can you or colin share the ordering details please?

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    No problems Paul,

    This is his No.10 FTS course photo (far right, third row from the front)

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/DSCF2286.JPG

    The ORB has no mention of the incident but does give all his training stages and ends with the statement that he has been removed from flying training as "unlikely to become an efficient airman".

    So looks like the discussion after the C of I reprimand was one where someone else did all the talking and he did all the listening.

    Quite sobering to go through the class photo and see how many were subsequently killed. Also note Richard Shuttleworth front, centre.

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    Ross

    Thanks for posting that much appreciated!

    Jagan - I would PM oldduffer direct to find out how to obtain a copy - I know he is selling direct - It is listed on Amazon UK now


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    Paul,

    Thanks for the head's up. I was not aware of this realease, but have just ordered a copy via Amazon.

    Kind rgds

    Jonny
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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    This title is not available yet on the other Amazon Marketplaces in Europe, and Nimbus Publishing doesn't ship outside the UK. Hope that will change soon.

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    Just ordered my copy from Amazon here in the UK. Looking forward to reading this!

    Simon

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    Thanks Paul.. PM-ed OldDuffer / Colin.

    Amazon is an option, but I would buy direct . Shipping to US however is going to be a killer..

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