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Bristol Britannia C.2......In memory of Dad.

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Eastern Express(Ex-Frog) Bristol 175 Britannia C.2,  RAF Lyneham, 1960.  In 1960, the year I was born, my late Dad built the Frog boxing of this kit, He made a really good job of it and the photo shows me in his arms when I was about 2 weeks old. Then when I was about 3 he gave me the model, (once it had been drummed into me that I HAD to look after my toys.) As a 3 year old it seemed enormous! It became my first ever model and the progenitor of what became a lifelong hobby. Scroll forward to now and a year or so ago I came across this boxing of the same kit. I couldn't get the BOAC markings for it but Frog had in fact released the RAF Support Command version at the same time. I just finished building the kit after a couple of weeks work. (It's still bloody enormous!LOL)  I've built the model as a tribute to my Dad and the hobby he started me off on. Rest in peace Dad.

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Nice work Alan, and that's a great memory of your dad as well.

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On 03/04/2020 at 14:13, mutley said:

Nice work Alan, and that's a great memory of your dad as well.

Thanks Joe. 

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Had many a flight on a Britannia.  Going on holiday years ago.  Cosford have a nice specimen outside.  By the way, Alan, you look a bonny bugger in your dad's arms.  ;)

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Neat memory. I see the model sitting on top of a record player? Ya, good ole vinyl. Nice paint job and detailing. The 2 wires - are they radio antenna related and/or structural reinforcement wires?

 

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On 20/06/2020 at 04:04, Doering said:

Neat memory. I see the model sitting on top of a record player? Ya, good ole vinyl. Nice paint job and detailing. The 2 wires - are they radio antenna related and/or structural reinforcement wires?

 

Radio Aerials that were unique to the RAF flying command post versions.

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