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    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the first of our Lend Lease events and congratulations to Rob (Flying Officer Kyte), I hope you enjoy your Balloon and Nieuport. Moving on, I am delighted to announce our second event aimed at raising sponsorship to bring one of our American friends over to attend this year's Doncaster gathering. This time we have some thing special and unique (so huge thank you to Steve (Guntruck) for providing this fantastic prize.

    We have the following up for grabs...

    A superb Supermarine Walrus seaplane (with flight stand and card)

    As previously tickets are £1 a go purchased via Paypal (

    The Supermarine Walrus (or the Supermarine Seagull V, its original name) was a British single-engine amphibious biplane designed by Supermarine's R. J. Mitchell at their works at Woolston, Southampton. Primarily used as a maritime patrol aircraft, it was the first British squadron-service aircraft to incorporate an undercarriage that was fully retractable, crew accommodation that was enclosed, and a fuselage completely made of metal.[1]

    The Walrus first flew in 1933, the design effort having commenced as a private venture four years earlier. It shared its general arrangement with that of the earlier Supermarine Seagull. Having been designed to serve as a fleet spotter launched by catapult from cruisers or battleships, the aircraft was employed as a maritime patrol aircraft. Early aircraft featured the original metal hull design for its greater longevity in tropical conditions, while the later variant, the Supermarine Walrus II, instead used a wooden hull to conserve the use of light alloys.

    The Supermarine Seagull V entered service with the Royal Australian Air Force in 1935. The type was subsequently adopted by the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal New Zealand Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Walruses operated against submarines throughout the Second World War, and were also adopted by the RAF Search and Rescue Force to recover personnel from the sea. It was intended for the Walrus to be replaced by the more powerful Supermarine Sea Otter, but this was not implemented. Following the end of the war, the Walrus continued to serve as a military aircraft, and some aircraft operated in a civil capacity in regions such as Australia and the Antarctic. The Walrus was succeeded in its air-sea rescue role by the first generation of helicopters.

    See the separate thread located within the Officer's Club

    Thank you to everyone who contributed and thanks to Andy (Hawkhurst) for making the draw at the Hammerhead show today.

    and the winner of the fabulous Supermarine Walrus is....

    Congratulations Andrea