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Berry Vissers

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picture of WP857
« on: Sunday August 28, 2005, 19:06:23 UTC »
Just posted a picture of WP857 in the photography section of this forum. Enjoy.

Cheers, Berry

ianessar

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1959 picture of 857
« Reply #1 on: Thursday September 08, 2005, 19:49:03 UTC »
Picture of 857:

Unfortunately imy picture looks like it says WZ 857.
3 ship formation of WD387, WZ857 & WD 387 over flying the Forth Rail Bridge. Picture was taken from A/C flown by my late father ( Douglas Scott-Ramsay) in his Edinburgh University Air Squadron days 1958 - 1959.
The back of the photo reports the 3 other pilots as:
Joe Doak (CO)
Pete Williams
Bill Gallienne.

-Ian S-R

Berry Vissers

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picture of WP857
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday September 13, 2005, 18:48:48 UTC »
Ian, is it just me or is the picture of 857 not there? Would really like to see it.

Cheers, Berry

ianessar

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picture of WP857
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday September 14, 2005, 14:27:45 UTC »
Sorry, yes you're right, the pic is not there !
I will endevour to Scan it and post it when I can :roll:

ianessar

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Picture
« Reply #4 on: Monday September 19, 2005, 22:42:33 UTC »
Here's the afore mentioned picture, hope it's not too large a file at 2.0mb!

http://photobucket.com/albums/a212/ianessar/?action=view&current=chipmunks.jpg

-Ian

Anyone wishing the actual file please e-mail me
ianessar@aol.com

chipmunkflyer

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picture of WP857
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday September 28, 2005, 23:37:42 UTC »
Berry,

Unfortunately I cannot enlarge the pic enough to check the serials

It almost certainly is WZ 857 as WP 857 did not serve with Ed UAS. According to the history cardit it was in store 10.12.58 to 01.06.59 at 22MU Silloth, then did Summer Camp with St.Andrews and Notts UAS's
and then went south to 5 MU Kemble until the following summer.

Any chance that you can send a copy of it to me at: chipmunkflyer@aol.com as I am writing the definitive history and would like to add the shot to my file on Ed UAS.

Fond memories of WP 857 at Elstree with John Schooling back in 1986 when I did my AFI Rating with him and then taught several PPLs to convert to tailwheel.

Best

Rod

ianessar

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picture of WP857
« Reply #6 on: Thursday September 29, 2005, 09:49:45 UTC »
As from my previous post it is WZ857.
Picture now on it's way to you via e-mail.
My father was in the Edinburgh UAS from '57 - '59

-Ian

chipmunkflyer

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Edinburgh UAS photo
« Reply #7 on: Thursday September 29, 2005, 22:42:33 UTC »
Ian - many thanks for the photo

The three aircraft are:- WZ 857, WD 387 & WD 377

WZ 857 to Ed UAS 03.12.55 coded '55' and later ' D'. Suffered a flying  
            accident 04.04.63, declared cat 5 and struck off charge 04.07.63

WD 387 to 11 RFS at Perth 26.02.53 and to Ed.UAS as '54' when 11  
            RFS closed 20.05.54 and stayed at Turnhouse with some 12 AEF  
            use until posted to Waddington on May 5th.1969. Sold in 1975 to  
            become G-BDDDand still current with the RAE F/c at Farnborough

WD 377 to 11 RFS Perth 27.01.53 , to Home Command Exam Unit on
            07.10.53, to the Northern Pool 13.09.57 for use with Glasgow,
            Edinburgh and Aberdeen UAS's for Summer Camp use in 1957/58
            before settling with Ed UAS from 16.09.58. Suffered a flying
            accident when it crashed at Lochindarb 28.07.66. SOC 01.08.66
           
The history for WD 377 may help to date the photo to 1958 as it served with Edinburgh both in the March to May period and from September onwards and as it does not carry any Squadron marks it is probably still to be considered a Pool aircraft or just posted in to Edinburgh.

If anyone has other photos from this period I would appreciate sight of them - 11 RFS at Perth had some seventy Chipmunks on strength before it closed in 1954 including the four UAS's and some with 666 AOP Sqdn.    
 
I also have a similar request for anyone who noted serials and code letters of Chipmunks in Scotland in order to tidy my records.
 
Best

Rod

ianessar

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picture of WP857
« Reply #8 on: Friday September 30, 2005, 11:45:08 UTC »
Rod,

Pleasure, thanks for the extremely detailed information. Nice to see one of them is still flying.
The only details I don't have is of the other chippy involved in the picture.....the one my father was flying in when his mate took the picture out the back !!!

-Regd's
Ian

 

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