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D-DAY gliders

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I love this photo from Facebook of Invasion gliders at Netheravon, Wiltshire following a rehearsal for D-Day
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The story of UK Military gliding during WW2 is told in a very interesting book “The Wooden Sword” written by Lawrence Wright, published in 1967.
A copy of the scan from the Wally Kahn collection is downloadable for free from Sailplane & Gliding.co.uk

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That is a great pic! Is that an Avro Anson bottom right?

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Yes, that is an Anson

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Vince / ARUP
Looks more like an Airspeed Oxford to me - Anson has a curved TE to the rudder and windows all down the sides of the fuz.
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Ever tried to count how many gliders??! (definitely an Airspeed Oxford BTW)

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I agree with SP250 it's a airspeed Oxford 🤗🤗

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