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mthee

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Old holiday photos
« on: December 23, 2020, 12:43:44 AM »
Just came across this;

"In the Summer of 1953 my father Geoffrey Gander and his friends set off on their annual Motor Cycling holiday around Europe.
They took a Brough Superior SS100, Triumph Thunderbird, Triumph T100 and a couple of Sunbeams."

http://www.go-faster.com/SS100.html


iansoady

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Re: Old holiday photos
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2020, 10:42:22 AM »
Yes, saw this elsewhere a couple of years ago. Excellent read.
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mthee

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Re: Old holiday photos
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2020, 11:56:51 AM »
"As he didn’t ride a horse, shoot and had left school at 14 he was not considered pilot material and with a good understanding of things mechanical he became an aero engineer and at 18 years old was servicing and rebuilding Merlin’s."

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Re: Old holiday photos
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2020, 04:47:18 PM »
I used to drink with a chap who was a spitfire fitter during the war. He always maintained that he loved the RAF because it was the only branch of the armed forces where the oiks got to send the officers off to die...
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