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Lancaster tale - end of an era

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  • From: Suffolk UK
Lancaster tale - end of an era
Posted by Ramon on Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:03 PM

Hi Guys

When I was a lad my cousins husband would tell me tales of when he was in the RAF serving with 467 squadron and particularly when he was airframe fitter on S-Sugar.

Here he is on top of the fuselage, the small photo is him and I underneath the aircraft in Hendon RAF museum


For his eightieth birthday eighteen years ago I made him a small dio featuring 'his' aircraft or 'kite' as he would call it.

It's the Aifix 1/72 kit along with thier Matador refueller and was the first plastic model I had built since the early seventies. Totally hooked from then on - haven't stopped since


I tried to capture the scene - Bob on top of the fuselage (cleaning the windscreen he told me) and a colleaugue taking his pic


I've just had a call to say that today he passed on peacefully in his sleep - aged 98


RIP Robert 'Bob' Turner - you were such an inspiration to me


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