D-DAY gliders

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D-DAY gliders

Post by VinceC » 07 Jun 2019, 09:38

I love this photo from Facebook of Invasion gliders at Netheravon, Wiltshire following a rehearsal for D-Day
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Post by Cliff Evans » 07 Jun 2019, 12:15

Great pic!!

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Post by Peter Balcombe » 07 Jun 2019, 14:05

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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Re: D-DAY gliders

Post by ARUP » 09 Jun 2019, 14:26

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

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Re: D-DAY gliders

Post by VinceC » 09 Jun 2019, 15:46

Yes, that is an Anson

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Post by SP250 » 09 Jun 2019, 16:23

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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Re: D-DAY gliders

Post by Nigel Argall » 09 Jun 2019, 19:56

Ever tried to count how many gliders??! (definitely an Airspeed Oxford BTW)

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Re: D-DAY gliders

Post by Keith » 09 Jun 2019, 21:46

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

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