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RE: MAEE & RAF Felixstowe


A lot of wartime aircraft would have carried these 1154/1155 receivers/transmitters

B Duxford   1154 1155  DSC_2503 B&W.JPGB Duxford   1154 1155 DSC_2502 B&W.JPG



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Those airmen who served at RAF Felixstowe included Flying Officer Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, and Aircraftsman 1st Class TE Shaw, better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Extract from Wiki

In August 1922, Lawrence enlisted in theRoyal Air Forceas anaircraftmanunder the name John Hume Ross. At the RAF recruiting centre in Covent Garden, London, he was interviewed by a recruiting officerFlying OfficerW. E. Johns, later known as the author of theBigglesseries of novels. Johns rejected Lawrence's application as he correctly believed that "Ross" was a false name. Lawrence admitted that this was so and that the documents were false which he had provided. He left, but he returned some time later with an RAF Messenger carrying a written order for Johns to accept Lawrence

However, Lawrence was forced out of the RAF in February 1923 after his identity was exposed. He changed his name to T.E. Shaw and joined theRoyal Tank Corpsin 1923. He was unhappy there and repeatedly petitioned to rejoin the RAF, which finally readmitted him in August 1925.A fresh burst of publicity after the publication ofRevolt in the Desertresulted in his assignment to a remote base inBritish Indiain late 1926, where he remained until the end of 1928. At that time, he was forced to return to Britain after rumours began to circulate that he was involved in espionage activities.



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44 Squadron RAF Memorial Felixstowe

A 44 Squadron RAF Memorial Felixstowe.JPG



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This shed became a listed building, as it was in the way at the new quay in Felixstowe it was FLATTENED when I enquired why I was told that the hangar was offered to Duxford and was rejected somehow the 'Listing' was put on the gear, chains and beams in which someone took it under their wings, there is always a way ..................

22 Shed Felixstowe now demolished a.jpg22 Shed Felixstowe now demolished.jpg



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just appeared on Ebay reached 125 so far with 10 bids

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/propeller-WW2-bristol-halifax-Bomber-Aircraft-not-Lancaster-spitfire-collectable/273395713772?hash=item3fa7a786ec%3Ag%3AaoAAAOSwUqJbapOM



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