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    Amazing whats buried underground...........ahhhhh..just realised, don't anyone mention 45 Spitfires buried in crates in Burma either, we've done that to death
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    anyone mention 45 Spitfires buried in crates in Burma
    Possibly there are and unless we excavate the whole of Burma to a depth of perhaps 5 metres we can't be absolutely sure that there defiantly is not. The Burmese people and government may not be quite so enthusiastic about such a thorough search.

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    Isn't Peter back yet from his metal detecting of that area!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    U.S. military aircraft being blown up in the U.K. at the end of WW2
    I was told a bit of a different story by a flight surgeon that was on an airfield at VE day...he stated the aircrews went out with sledge hammers and axes and started bashing the aircraft to bits. By day's end they were just penny bits. Then the men loaded on trucks and headed off to seaports.
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    I do have or did have a photograph of a aircraft being blown up by the U.S. military in order to dispose of it at the end of the war. It was in a military magazine.

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    One thing that was in abundance at the end of WW2 was Army push bikes or WD bikes, my dad used to work for a bloke who bought ex surplus and reconditioned it, the bikes were all stripped sanded and repainted then rebuilt............ and punted out for a reasonable profit, pretty much the same as any other means of transport at that time I guess, but the bloke not only bought few hundred bikes he bought a load of spares too...... obvious worth a few ££ now and the Para folding one you won't get much change out of £1000.

    On the subject of ex WD vehicles went to see another Motor Bike last week, a Royal Enfield WD/C it had been civilinised I guess at the end of the War, It wasn't complete and didn't need a lot to complete it but it did require a lot of hours to get it back to how it was early 1940/41............

    Still thinking about it........ but I did walk away with a nice set of crank cases for the Matchless and made a new contact in the old british bike world.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    I do have or did have a photograph of a aircraft being blown up
    I don't doubt they did that...

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    a Royal Enfield WD/C
    Seems to me Peter would have that...Cinders too matter of fact.
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    One of the things that my father use to buy as army surplus in the 1950's or 60's was tins of surplus paint but only one colour seemed to be available, I believe, bronze green. He didn't specifically want to paint lots of things bronze green but it was good quality paint being sold off at a good price. I still have one one of the tins with a little paint left in on the shelf. Why so much bronze green paint came to be sold off I don't know but perhaps a large quantity was ordered for the army shortly before it was decided that they should use a different shade of green?


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