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Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 20-09-2021, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Graeme
Post Acklington stories…

So you may remember me as the person who wrote the Boulmer aerodrome history used by the Fusilier website. More recently, following early retirement after 26 years in the NHS I took up writing full...
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 13-02-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 44,365
Posted By Graeme
Haven’t been on this site for a while, but walked...

Haven’t been on this site for a while, but walked to the site of Bullock’s Hall earlier this morning from Woodside. Although the site is long excavated, there are two memorial stones at the site of...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 03-08-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 27,737
Posted By Graeme
That "massive heap of sand" is now three times as...

That "massive heap of sand" is now three times as big and the tarpaulin nearly blew away on Thursday morning. My wife and I (who were being shown around the site at the time) helped the researchers...
Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 03-08-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 110,355
Posted By Graeme
The circuits for Acklington and Eshott virtually...

The circuits for Acklington and Eshott virtually touched one another, and there were lots of Spitfires and Masters based at the latter, mostly flown by inexperienced pilots. Training them was hard...
Forum: Alnmouth, Lesbury and Hipsburn 03-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,954
Posted By Graeme
Spot on! :)

Spot on! :)
Forum: Alnmouth, Lesbury and Hipsburn 03-08-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,954
Posted By Graeme
No - to mention anything, I'd be nitpicking.......

No - to mention anything, I'd be nitpicking.... :)

I really should go back again and see what it is like 10 years after I wrote that. Thanks for putting it up on the site, hopefully everyone...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 22-06-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,988
Posted By Graeme
I think my list of crashed military aircraft in...

I think my list of crashed military aircraft in Northumberland since 1915 reached around 500 entries. I can't believe that every piece from every crash was recovered, so yes, there are plenty of bits...
Forum: Felton and Thirston 14-06-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,744
Posted By Graeme
"RAF Eshott" - Great North Fly-In this weekend 15/16th June

(Mods - you can delete this thread if you believe it is advertising or after this weekend once the event is over.)

Ever wanted to walk around part of the former RAF Eshott?

Here's your chance...
Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 14-06-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 110,355
Posted By Graeme
Something I wrote years ago about a Meteor mishap...

Something I wrote years ago about a Meteor mishap at Acklington: I've re-sized the document so it should be a lot easier to read.
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Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 14-06-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 110,355
Posted By Graeme
The "Target Towing Flight" of No.6 AAPC was...

The "Target Towing Flight" of No.6 AAPC was formed at Acklington on 1st June 1943 under No.72 Group's control. It was re-designated No.1630 Flight 16 days later, and its duties were absorbed by...
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 25-04-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,988
Posted By Graeme
I believe the pilot of Spitfire Mk.I AR222 was...

I believe the pilot of Spitfire Mk.I AR222 was French but have no further details at present.
Forum: Warkworth and Birling 24-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,988
Posted By Graeme
Sgt Ladislaw KOROUREK (787343) (Czech) in...

Sgt Ladislaw KOROUREK (787343) (Czech) in Spitfire Mk.I X4266 from 57 OTU, RAF Eshott, collided in mid-air with Spitfire Mk.I AR222. Korourek was killed when possibly trying to attempt a...
Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 23-04-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 110,355
Posted By Graeme
Sorry, haven't been around for a while due to...

Sorry, haven't been around for a while due to domestic things getting in the way!

Pilot was Flight Sgt Garth Gibson MILLS (R113366), RCAF - his radio operator was Sgt Mark LUPTON (1456999), RAFVR...
Forum: General topics 08-02-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
It looks like a BE.2a: a "mishap" could have been...

It looks like a BE.2a: a "mishap" could have been a forced landing due to lack of fuel, bad weather or mechanical failure - the aircraft (what you can see of it) looks undamaged.
Forum: Widdrington 10-01-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,026
Posted By Graeme
That would have been the aircraft in question -...

That would have been the aircraft in question - from another source I have learned that it was operated from a strip at Widdrington (the owner apparently lived there or nearby at the time). He used...
Forum: Widdrington 09-01-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,026
Posted By Graeme
Aircraft Crash, Widdrington, 31/03/84

Does anyone remember a light aircraft being damaged beyond repair in a crash or forced-landing at/near Widdrington in March 1984?

The aircraft involved was MS.880 Rallye Club G-ARXY, owned at the...
Forum: General topics 02-01-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
Thanks for the information, Alan - aeroplanes...

Thanks for the information, Alan - aeroplanes were still novelties to most of the population and any landing inevitably attracted a crowd. The landing at Seaton Carew I mentioned above drew several...
Forum: General topics 02-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
That tallies with my records - I suspect the...

That tallies with my records - I suspect the landing at Hauxley took place on the 13th as Burke was on his way from Scremerston to Blyth. That would explain the lack of a mention in the Journal.
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Forum: General topics 02-01-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
It's not the only one. According to...

It's not the only one. According to Northumberland Aviation Diary, on 11th May 1914, BE.2a No.228 belonging to 2 Sqdn, RFC landed at Hauxley en-route Montrose, Angus to Netheravon, Wiltshire. The CO...
Forum: Acklington and Guyzance 30-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 110,355
Posted By Graeme
Various photos taken at RAF Acklington (but not...

Various photos taken at RAF Acklington (but not by me):

92 Sqdn at the Armament Practice Camp (APC), Acklington, the year before the unit swapped its Gloster Meteor F.8s (two pictured) for the...
Forum: General topics 30-12-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
I posted a history of Boulmer airfield in the...

I posted a history of Boulmer airfield in the Alnmouth section earlier on this afternoon.
Forum: Alnmouth, Lesbury and Hipsburn 30-12-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,954
Posted By Graeme
RAF Boulmer history (the airfield, not the helicopter base)

Thought I'd post scans of an article I wrote back in 2004 about the history of Boulmer Airfield. Hopefully the scans are legible....
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Forum: General topics 30-12-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
Can't believe that the Druridge Bay "hangar" was...

Can't believe that the Druridge Bay "hangar" was anything more than temporary, so possibly just heavy-duty canvas around a wooden frame (such as the transportable "Bessonneau" type). They were...
Forum: General topics 29-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
It hasn't - I know a couple of the people that...

It hasn't - I know a couple of the people that posted bits on there.

If you are interested in the WW2 history of Druridge Bay, then this link might be of interest - this is the air-firing range...
Forum: General topics 29-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,909
Posted By Graeme
Local Aviation

Hollydog suggested that a "local aviation" section might be a good idea, so I'll kick it off for everyone.

A couple of snippets from the Morpeth Herald newspaper in 1912:
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