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Author Topic: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR  (Read 520 times)

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100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:06:33 pm »
Recorded last night and watched today, what a glorious and emotional programme it was.
90 minutes of sheer wonderment.

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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 03:11:09 pm »
Thanks NN - it's on my list of things to catch up with so I'm pleased it'll be worth my while.

One of the commercial channels (More 4...? but I may be wrong) has a "weekend" of RAF programmes on, I would guess at the, err,  weekend, but from the trailer I saw they've all been on before. Worth seeing again though.

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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 06:57:51 pm »
Two iconic Avro aircraft featured strongly, with barely a mention of Hawker or De Havilland; so the balance was right!   :D

Cheers Jon  :) :photospleasesign:
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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 07:24:12 pm »
I have it recorded, but will have for MBH to go out before I can watch it. I have a tick - whenever I see anything of my old squadrons, I have to shout it out! MBH has had enough of me shouting 'TWENTY NINE' when ever the trailer has aired, so has declared that I have to watch it on my own. :D
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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 07:34:44 pm »
Two iconic Avro aircraft featured strongly, with barely a mention of Hawker or De Havilland; so the balance was right!   :D

Cheers Jon  :) :photospleasesign:

 :D You asked for photos Jon, so I thought you might like this pic of the aircraft that won the Battle of Britain:


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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 07:50:27 pm »
Just watched it, excellent. Evocative, moving, sobering and more, brilliantly shot and with Ewan and Colin the perfect presenters. Tales of Sierra Leone and the Falklands were for me highlights, even though that's not quite the right way to describe them. Makes almost anyone else's "day job worries" seem totally insignificant when you hear what these guys (and of course all their RAF colleagues from the whole century) endure.

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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 07:57:02 pm »
Two iconic Avro aircraft featured strongly, with barely a mention of Hawker or De Havilland; so the balance was right!   :D

Cheers Jon  :) :photospleasesign:

 :D You asked for photos Jon, so I thought you might like this pic of the aircraft that won the Battle of Britain:


Hurricane mk1 r4118 fairford arp [Public domain], by Arpingstone (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

That’s a funny looking Spitfire; the wings look all wrong and the gear looks like it retracts inward  ???

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR - REPEATED TODAY
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 01:31:54 pm »
Repeated today, UK, BBC2, 15:15.
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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 03:11:45 pm »
I shall watch it again, feeling even more jealous of Ewan and Colin as they get to fly in all manner of 'types'.
 :jealous:

Mind you, I probably wouldn't pass the health checks for the biplane, let alone the Typhoon! :(

Here's to the next 100 years for those magnificent men and women in their flying machines. :beers:
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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 03:16:55 pm »
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Quote from: PostModN66 on March 26, 2018, 06:57:51 pm
Two iconic Avro aircraft featured strongly, with barely a mention of Hawker or De Havilland; so the balance was right!   :D

Cheers Jon  :) :photospleasesign:
Two DH types shown early on

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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 04:00:35 pm »
29 squadron that'll be XX X squadron then
Working for GEC Marconi I've worked on both  RAF 29 Squadron,  and RSAF 29 Squadron Aircraft ( Tornado ADV).( Or part of

As for the TV programme I was disappointed, it seemed more of an excuse for the macgregors  to go flying for free.
The content was slim,  very much a coffee table book of a film nothing new in it, I didn't know about it.
 Also major aircraft were missing, the Sopwith Camel and the deHaviland Mosquito

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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2018, 04:04:39 pm »
Plus any post war other than the Vulcan and Typhoon

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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 04:10:44 pm »
The  Tornado GR4 was mentioned and there was a  fleeting view of them.

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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2018, 04:22:03 pm »
 



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Re: 100 YEARS OF THE RAF WITH EWAN & COLIN MCGREGOR
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 04:29:56 pm »
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As for the TV programme I was disappointed, it seemed more of an excuse for the macgregors  to go flying for free.
The content was slim,  very much a coffee table book of a film nothing new in it, I didn't know about it.
 Also major aircraft were missing, the Sopwith Camel and the deHaviland Mosquito

Agree. I thought it was OK entertainment, especially for Messrs McGregor. But I doubt if many found it at all educational. Hopefully the subject will receive more serious treatment yet, with the likes of Dan Snow presenting.
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